Takeuchi Mini Excavators Summarized — 2022 Spec Guide
Dependable and Productive Excavators from the Equipment Innovator
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Takeuchi has been manufacturing compact excavators for more than 50 years. During that time, the company went from creating the world’s first compact excavator with boom swing and 360-degree rotation of the upper structure to developing its sophisticated FR Series excavators with an industry-first, patented, side-to-side boom system.
Takeuchi’s compact excavator product line continues to grow and evolve. The lineup currently features 16 excavators, including five models with retractable undercarriages — one of which is a diesel/electric hybrid. Other Takeuchi excavators include two FR Series machines and nine conventional tail swing machines ranging from 6,360 to 34,646 lbs. Launched in early 2022, the TB20e excavator is Takeuchi’s first designed and built battery-powered machine in what will eventually be a full line of electric products.
All Takeuchi excavators feature long arms, spacious cabins, steel construction and good maintenance access. The Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system is standard on the company’s excavators ranging from the 3,900-lb TB216 to the 34,646-lb TB2150. TFM provides owners and operators with a wealth of information such as real-time visibility to machine location, machine hours, performance and many other data points.
Takeuchi’s TB257FR, TB260, TB370, TB280FR, TB290, TB2150 and TB2150R models are extremely capable machines that are well equipped to handle a wide range of applications. Each comes equipped with a high-flow primary auxiliary circuit and second/third auxiliary circuits with factory-installed controls that allow customers to easily plug and play many of today’s hydraulically driven attachments. These models also include boom-holding valves and overload alarms, multifunction monitors with multiple attachment presets and in-cab flow adjustments.
Since early 2021, Takeuchi has offered an attachment program that includes buckets, mechanical and hydraulic couplers, thumbs, mulchers and stump cutters for its excavator product line. Each attachment is designed to be easily installed and operate with maximum efficiency on Takeuchi excavators.
Advice to Buyers
“When choosing a compact excavator, first determine your budget and what you can afford,” says David Caldwell, national product manager for Takeuchi-US. “Consider not only what you want to use your machine for today, but also how you’d like to use it in the future as you grow. Determine your needs for implements and tools as this will help in your purchasing decision. If your work will require you to use a broad range of hydraulically driven attachments then choosing an excavator equipped with the necessary hydraulic circuits installed from the factory can save you time and money.”
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