Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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52 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 T R A C K L O A D E R S Takeuchi Five Units from One of the Original Track Loader Pioneers Advice to Buyers "Track loaders offer several advantages over other ma- chines in its ability to remain compact and provide great breakout force and lifting capacity," says Lee Padgett, product manager at Takeuchi- US. "Its track design provides low ground pressure, better flotation and a smoother ride, decreasing operator fatigue." T akeuchi 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 excava- tors 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 load- ers 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 features a two-year, 2,000-hour full machine warranty. Now available in both radial- and vertical-lift configurations, Takeuchi can meet the needs of a wide range of customers. Each Takeuchi track loader is purpose built and features a unique undercarriage design that features model-specific components that are matched to each specific platform for greater durability. A fully welded track frame incorporates a unitary design with multiple cross members for supe- rior strength and rigidity, says Takeuchi. Double reduction planetary drives produce power for torque and performance in the most demanding applications. The opera- tor's station on Takeuchi track loaders are spacious and feature a deluxe high back suspension seat with multiple height adjustments, placing the operator in the opti- mum position to see the attachment edge. Pilot-operated joystick controls are utilized to control all loader and travel functions. Their precision and responsiveness, due to the low effort controls, reduce operator fatigue, says Takeuchi. Currently, the company offers mul- tipurpose buckets, dozer blades, 4-in- 1 buckets, cold planers, trenchers and a few different grapple buckets through the factory. All new Takeuchi track loaders feature a standard 5.7- in. color monitor and rearview cam- era that allow the operator to have a much broader view for greater peace of mind and enhanced jobsite awareness. Takeuchi now includes Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM) on its compact ex- cavator and track loader lineup. TFM allows users to remotely connect and view the health and service needs of their machines. The TL6R is the newest model in- troduced by Takeuchi. Agile, easy to transport and featuring stability and performance, the radial-lift loader de- sign meets all current emissions stan- dards and is the smallest compact track loader in the lineup, which also features the TL8, TL10V2, TL12R2 and TL12V2. With a height of 6 ft, 5.8 in. and width of just over 5 ft, the dimensions of the TL6R allow it to excel on jobsites with height and width restrictions such as garages and chicken houses. It's a perfect machine for customers in the agricultural, general contracting, landscaping and rental industries, says Takeuchi. Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Capacity 50 Percent Operating Capacity 35 Percent Operating Weight (Ground Pressure) Tip Load Lift Height (Orientation) Height to Hinge Pin TL6R 65.2 hp 2,635 lbs 1,841 lbs 7,780 lbs (4.9 psi) 5,269 lbs 9 ft, 6.4 in. (Radial) TL8 74.3 hp 3,010 lbs 2,105 lbs 8,345 lbs (4.4 psi) 6,020 lbs 9 ft, 11 in. (Radial) TL10V2 74.3 hp 3,600 lbs 2,522 lbs 10,270 lbs (4.9 psi) 7,205 lbs 10 ft, 4.8 in. (Vertical) TL12R2 110 hp 4,051 lbs 2,833 lbs 11,618 lbs (4.6 psi) 8,102 lbs 10 ft, 6 in. (Radial) TL12V2 111.3 hp 5,868 lbs 4,107 lbs 12,705 lbs (4.8 psi) 11,737 lbs 10 ft, 10 in. (Vertical)

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