Takeuchi has introduced the new TB350R, its first short tail swing compact excavator in its TB300 excavator series.
The TB350R has a rear swing overhang of 7.5 cm allowing operators to focus more on their work, while worrying less about rear-swing impacts.
“Takeuchi continues to design and build excavators that deliver a unique combination of performance, durability, operator comfort and serviceability,” said David Caldwell, national product manager for Takeuchi-US.
“As a result, our new TB350R offers many improvements that demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with advanced technology that helps them be more comfortable and productive.”
The TB350R weighs 4,980 kg. in canopy configuration and 5,096 kg when equipped with a cab.
Takeuchi TB350R specs
The new Takeuchi excavator is powered by a Kubota V2607-CR-E5B diesel engine that is Tier 4 Final compliant and delivers 41.7 net hp and more than 130.2 ft-lb of torque.
A four-pump hydraulic system delivers smooth, harmonized control of the work equipment. The TB350R provides a bucket breakout force of 4,731 kg, a traction force of 5,588 kg and a maximum dig depth of 3.6 metres.
The canopy and cab configurations are both equipped with a primary auxiliary circuit that is plumbed to mid-arm. The cab model also includes a dedicated coupler circuit operated by controls located inside the cab. The primary auxiliary circuit delivers 100 litres per minute at 2,990 psi, making it capable of utilizing a wide range of hydraulically driven attachments.
Improved operator experience
Takeuchi completely redesigned the TB350R’s interior. The excavator’s canopy configuration includes an 11-cm high-definition, multifunction colour monitor, while the cab model has an 18-cm touchscreen, multifunction colour monitor with integrated air conditioner and radio functions.
For enhanced operator comfort, the excavators feature a deluxe, high-back, six-way-adjustable suspension seat, adjustable arm rests, low-effort pilot controls, large flat floor area and integrated footrests.
For the cab model, an intuitive jog dial provides operators with easy navigation and control of the multifunction monitor and other machine functions. Simple, one-touch control switches activate machine functions such as work lights, wiper, washer, ECO mode, first auxiliary circuit detent and lift overload alarm.
“When maintenance and service work are fast and easy to perform on a machine, it’s more likely that they’ll be done correctly and at the right intervals,” Caldwell said. “That’s why we designed the TB350R with a wide-opening rear engine service door and a right-side cover that opens overhead for quick access to key daily inspection points.”
Takeuchi Fleet Management
Takeuchi’s Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system is standard on the TB350R. TFM reduces downtime and controls costs by providing owner/operators with machine health and condition, runtime and machine location, as well as remote diagnostics, scheduled maintenance reminders and customizable alert settings.
TFM also gives owners the ability to geofence their machines, helping them protect and secure their investments.
“Since developing the first compact excavator in 1971, Takeuchi has focused on providing products that meet and even exceed the needs of today’s contractors,” Caldwell said. “We believe the TB350R continues that tradition by delivering serviceability and operator comfort without sacrificing efficiency, value or performance.”