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Takeuchi releases beefy but compact TB2150R short radius excavator
Takeuchi has released the TB2150R heavyduty short-radius excavator through local distributor Semco Equipment Sales.
The TB2150R is aimed at plant hire businesses, demolition contractors, drainage and landscaping contractors or construction companies undertaking basement excavations.
Reduced tail-swing excavators are becoming much more common on today’s construction sites due to their ability to get the operator closer to the work area.
Although traditionally seen on mini excavators, Takeuchi says applying the reduced tail-swing configuration to larger machines like the TB2150R gives them improved manoeuvrability without sacrificing power.
The 17-tonne TB2150R incorporates all the features seen on the conventional swing TB2150 with swing boom, but with reduced tail-swing, fixed boom and extended track length.
The excavator is powered by an 85kW US Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Deutz TCD 3.6 L4 engine. The digger can achieve a maximum dig depth of 5.5m and has a max forward reach of 8.3m.
Two sets of auxiliary service piping feature modulated proportional control, with the main line programmable for both flow and relief pressure to suit different tools and attachments. Separate pressure levels can be pre-set.
The large operator’s cab has been given an automotive-style interior designed to be userfriendly. The cab also features a heated airsuspension seat and multi-function display with rear-view camera.
Most daily service points are available at ground level but there is also a safety handrail for access to the machine’s upper deck.