Three Units from One of the Original Track Loader Pioneers
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 its first compact track loader.
Takeuchi compact track loaders are designed and engineered with power, strength and maneuverability, says the company, providing a high level of quality and performance. Each of the company’s compact track loaders come with a two-year, 2,000-hour full machine warranty. For more peace of mind, Takeuchi offers optional P3 Power Protection Plan choices that provide additional coverage levels for powertrain, powertrain and hydraulics or full machine plans, all with no deductible.
Takeuchi track loaders feature rubber tracks that provide flotation for working in muddy or difficult conditions, providing all-weather versatility. A tilt-back operator compartment offers quick and easy access to the engine and major hydraulic components, and a unique undercarriage design uses steel-to-steel contact between the track and rollers for greater durability when working in extreme conditions. A radial-boom design provides the lift height and reach you would expect from a vertical-lift boom design, but with the performance benefits of a radial-lift design. Radial lift means better power transfer and fewer wear points.
A welded track frame incorporates a unitary design with full width structural cross members adding strength and rigidity to the entire machine, and double-reduction, planetary drive motors provide high travel speeds and pushing power for easy maneuvering with heavy attachments.
Takeuchi track loaders also offer spacious and comfortable operator compartments for productive and fatigue-free operation, and precision joystick controls provide accurate fingertip operation of loader and travel functions, says Takeuchi. Because customers are looking for solutions, Takeuchi’s focus is to build machines that incorporate solutions into every component and feature. Takeuchi’s design philosophy is built around four pillars: performance, durability, serviceability and operator comfort. According to Takeuchi, these pillars are really the expectations that every customer has for the machine, no matter what the application.
Advice to Buyers
“The undercarriage will be a large portion of the operating and maintenance cost over the life of a track loader, so taking time to closely evaluate and understand each machine is more of an investment choice,” says David Steger, product manager at Takeuchi-US. “Choose poorly? And it will drain your profits. Choose wisely? And reap the benefits of durability, uptime and increased production. Welded track frames and steel-to-steel contacts between the tracks and rollers provide greater durability when working on demanding applications. The undercarriage contains some of the most critical components of the machine, but also is subjected to take the brunt of the punishment in extreme operating conditions.”