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Takeuchi Manufacturing (U.S.) excavator

by Stephen Elliott

Takeuchi ManufacturingThe TB350R short tail swing compact excavator from Takeuchi Manufacturing (U.S.), Pendergrass, Ga., is the first short tail swing model in the manufacturer’s 5-ton class. The machine weighs 10,980 lbs. in canopy configuration and 11,235 lbs. when equipped with a cab. The excavator is powered by a Kubota V2607-CR-E5B Tier 4 diesel engine and delivers 41.7 net hp and more than 130.2 ft. lbs. of torque. The machine provides a bucket breakout force of 10,431 lbs., a traction force of 12,320 lbs. and a maximum  dig depth of 11 ft. 8.8 in.  

Both canopy and cab configurations are equipped with a primary auxiliary circuit plumbed to mid-arm. The cab model also includes a dedicated coupler circuit operated by controls located inside the cab.