Takeuchi launches its first short tail swing five-ton excavator
Takeuchi has expanded its TB300 Series excavator line with the new TB350R short tail swing compact excavator, the first short tail swing model in the manufacturer's five-ton class. The TB350R has a rear swing overhang of just 2.95 inches, allowing operators to focus more on their work and worry less about rear-swing impacts.
"Takeuchi continues to design and build excavators that deliver a unique combination of performance, durability, operator comfort, and serviceability," said David Caldwell, national product manager for Takeuchi-US. "As a result, our new TB350R offers many improvements that demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with advanced technology that helps them be more comfortable and productive."
The TB350R weighs 10,980 pounds in canopy configuration and 11,235 pounds when equipped with a cab. It is powered by a Kubota V2607-CR-E5B diesel engine that is U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final compliant and delivers 41.7 net horsepower (ISO 9249/SAE1349) and more than 130.2 ft-lb of torque. A four-pump hydraulic system enables smooth control of the work equipment. The TB350R provides a bucket breakout force of 10,431 pounds, a traction force of 12,320 pounds, and a maximum dig depth of 11 feet, 8.8 inches.
Both canopy and cab configurations are equipped with a primary auxiliary circuit plumbed to mid-arm. The cab model also includes a dedicated coupler circuit operated by controls located inside the cab. The primary auxiliary circuit delivers 26.4 gpm at 2,990 psi, making it capable of utilizing a wide range of hydraulically driven attachments.
Takeuchi completely redesigned the TB350R's interior. The excavator's canopy configuration includes a 4.3-inch colour monitor, while the cab model has a seven-inch touchscreen monitor with an integrated air conditioner and radio functions. The excavators feature a high-back, six-way-adjustable suspension seat, adjustable armrests, low-effort pilot controls, a large flat floor area, and integrated footrests. An jog dial on the cab model provides operators with easy navigation and control of the multifunction monitor and other machine functions. One-touch control switches activate machine functions such as work lights, wiper, washer, ECO mode, 1st auxiliary circuit detent, and lift overload alarm.
"When maintenance and service work is fast and easy to perform on a machine, it's more likely that they'll be done correctly and at the right intervals," Caldwell said. "That's why we designed the TB350R with a wide-opening rear engine service door and a right-side cover that opens overhead for quick access to key daily inspection points."
Takeuchi's Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system comes standard on the TB350R. TFM helps reduce downtime and controls costs by providing owner/operators with machine health and condition, run time (hours), and machine location, as well as remote diagnostics, scheduled maintenance reminders, and alert settings. TFM also gives owners the ability to geofence their machines, helping them protect and secure their machines.
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