Three Compact Wheel Loaders Designed to Deliver Power and Precision
Takeuchi manufacturing 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. Today, Takeuchi is a world leader in the manufacture and service of compact construction equipment, including track loaders, wheel loaders, conventional excavators and zero tail swing excavators.
According to Takeuchi, its compact wheel loaders are designed and engineered to be powerful, efficient and durable, providing a high level of quality and performance. Takeuchi says its products are the result of extensive research, testing and refinement and feature a standard two-year, 2,000-hour full machine warranty. The Takeuchi lineup ranges in size from the 61-hp TW60 Series 2 model to the 74-hp TW80 Series 3 and up to the 114-hp TW95 model. These three machines feature a compact design that allows them to easily maneuver in tight spaces with minimal damage to lawns, pavement or other sensitive surfaces. They reach a dump height for material handling, and the spacious operator’s station is elevated, giving operators greater visibility and jobsite awareness.
These compact wheel loaders deliver power and precise control for increased productivity and lower operational and maintenance costs, which make them a great alternative to skid steer loaders. They’re ideal for loading mulch and sod, removing snow, feeding hoppers or sorting and stockpiling material. Available road gear allows the TW80 Series 3 and TW95 to travel at speeds up to 25 mph, and available high-flow hydraulics provide attachment versatility.
Takeuchi wheel loader cabs are spacious and comfortable, featuring air conditioning and heat, an adjustable armrest and controller position, as well as convenient storage compartments for the operator. The automotive-styled interior design also features a frameless door for enhanced visibility, easy-to-operate function switches, an inching pedal for precise machine control and precision pilot controls.
Currently through the factory, Takeuchi offers several general-purpose construction buckets and pallet forks. Its wheel loaders come standard with auxiliary hydraulics that can power many different attachments such as brooms, plows and snowblowers that can be sourced through its dealer network.
In February 2021, Takeuchi introduced its new Takeuchi Attachment Program, offering a full line of Takeuchi-branded attachments for each of the manufacturer’s product lines, including compact wheel loaders. Designed to enhance customer productivity and return on investment, all attachments are backed by Takeuchi aftersales support, parts availability, a one-year warranty and attractive financing options. Wheel loader attachments include several general-purpose construction buckets and pallet forks, just to name a few. All Takeuchi wheel loaders come standard with auxiliary hydraulics that can power many different attachments, such as brooms, plows and snowblowers. For more information, visit a Takeuchi dealer near you.
Advice to Buyers
“Compact wheel loaders should be considered for use in areas where skid steer and track loaders are typically used,” says Lee Padgett, product manager for Takeuchi. “These machines can complete many of the same tasks but with better visibility from an elevated operator’s station with a panoramic view of the work area. Compact wheel loaders can often offer higher ROC and lift arm forces, better fuel economy and faster travel speeds to cover longer distances more quickly on larger jobsites. Traditionally, buckets and forks are the most-used attachments on wheel loaders for grading, dirt work and material handling.”Tags: July August 2021 print issue, Spec Guide, Spec Guide 2021, Takeuchi