Takeuchi has updated its lineup of excavators, including the TB230, which is ideal for landscape and hardscape contractors. The TB230 features a Tier 4 Final engine, along with an improved cab design for increased operator comfort. Other key features include:
- 24.4-hp, computer-controlled Yanmar engine
- 6,607-pound operating weight
- 6,471-pound bucket breakout force
- 2,900-pound max arm digging force
The TB230 is also characterized by its sleek redesigned exterior, which offers better visibility and improved service access. The well-appointed operator’s station includes a multi-function monitor, function switches, electronic throttle control and precision pilot controls with a proportional slide switch to control auxiliary hydraulic functions.
The TB240 is another new excavator model from Takeuchi. With an operating weight of 8,289 pounds, the TB240 delivers 9,959 pounds of bucket digging force—nearly 155 more than the previous TB235. The Tier 4 computer-controlled Yanmar engine provides over 35 gross horsepower, an increase of over 20% and features new working modes, Eco and Power, for greater performance.
Featuring the same precision pilot controls that operators have come to expect on Takeuchi excavators, the TB240 has been upgraded to include adjustable auxiliary flow settings so multiple attachments can be set up, greatly improving the machine's versatility. The TB240 also features a reinforced boom with large gusset reinforcements for improved strength and durability. The body has been redesigned to allow for ground-level panoramic serviceability, eliminating the need for a tilting operator station.
Takeuchi says both the TB230 and TB240 represent some of the most advanced compact hydraulic excavators available today, featuring greater hydraulic performance, advanced multi-function electronic displays as well as spacious operator stations with precision pilot controls, improved visibility and deluxe suspension seats.