Takeuchi Skid Steers — 2014 Spec Guide

Takeuchi Mfg. began in 1963 and has been a pioneer in the compact equipment industry ever since. Takeuchi developed one of the world’s first compact excavators in 1970 and the company’s innovation continued again in the mid-‘80s with the introduction of one of the first compact track loaders. These two products have helped transform the North American construction equipment markets and have positioned Takeuchi as a leading provider of compact equipment.

Takeuchi continues to be a world leader in the manufacture and service of compact construction equipment, including track loaders, wheel loaders, excavators and now a new line of skid steer loaders. Takeuchi skid steers provide a blend of power, performance, durability and operator comfort, says the company. Takeuchi skid steers tout ground clearance, angle of departure, high travel speeds, tractive effort and digging forces for greater productivity, noted the company. The TS-Series skid steers offer a load-sensing, pilot controlled drive system that helps keep the machine operating at maximum efficiency, and a two-speed option provides a 12-mph maximum travel speed to improve productivity around large worksites.

Takeuchi skid steer loaders also provide a spacious and well-appointed operator’s station that allows operators to spend many hours in the field with little fatigue, while the low effort pilot-controlled joysticks are responsive and easy to operate. The machines feature a standard foot throttle, which allows operators to set or change the engine speed without taking hands off of the joystick controls. Standard safety features add additional value and include front and rear halogen work lights, large skylight, rearview mirror, backup alarm and a non-skid safety step.

A pressurized cab is available to keep the dirt and elements outside while creating a comfortable working environment inside. A 12-volt power port is provided to keep your cell phone or accessories fully charged and an optional AM/FM/MP3/Weather Band radio is available to help keep track of everything that’s happening in the world.

Advice to Buyers
“Power and maneuverability is the name of the game when it comes to skid steers,” says Kim Robinson, director of sales with Takeuchi US. “Buyers should look for class-leading ground clearance, excellent angle of departure, high travel speeds and powerful digging forces. Buyers should also consider load-sensing, pilot-controlled drive systems that help keep the machine operating at maximum efficiency. Operator comfort is important when it comes to long days on the job, so look for a well-appointed, pressurized cab with intuitive controls and additional considerations like a 12-volt power port or optional AM/FM/MP3/Weather Band radio.”

Takeuchi Skid Steer Specs

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