‘Value-added features’ help new Takeuchi short tail excavator stand out

TAKEUCHI is adding to its portfolio of short tail excavators with the launch of the 3.8-tonne TB335R.

One of the new 3-Series machines, the new model is Stage V ready with 18.2kW and Eco operating mode.

Takeuchi said the ‘larger than average’ track frame and ‘optimised’ counterweight provides ‘excellent stability’ and just 75mm maximum track overhang.

The 3-Series styling features a cab with high back suspension seat, automotive-styled jog dial, and large colour touchscreen. Climate control comes as standard in the TB335R along with a skylight boasting sun shade and rainguard. Other features include the in-cab DAB radio, microphone socket, Bluetooth, and a 12V charging socket.

Safety benefits include all around LED work lights, while the blind-side window is described as ‘larger and lower’ for maximum dig and slew area visibility. Holding check valves are fitted as standard along with audible warning lift alarm. The steel hitch pipework is factory fitted with hand/foot activation switches. Regular attachments can be pre-set and password secured.

Takeuchi added that the swingout engine hood and large side panels provide full 270° access for daily checks and servicing. The electric re-fuelling pump is said to provide fast fill-up and features a cradle for safe storage. The in-cab floor panels combined with a new front of cab service panel boost access to hydraulic components and test points.

Takeuchi service manager Trevor Stewart said, “The new 3-Series Takeuchis deliver a modern stylish look with ergonomic feel. So far on the first test drives of the new TB335R model customers are very impressed on how it looks and feels, the all-around LEDs especially on the back is a real plus for safety on site.

“The machine is packed full of value-added features to make operating that much easier and efficient including electric re-fuelling pump and hose storage cradle as well as easy all round service access.”

To see the TB335R in action, view https://youtu.be/zs7kyu7O2YA