Demand for excavators in the two-tonne class is growing and led to top-tier Japanese manufacturer Takeuchi releasing an additional 300 Series excavator product, the TB320.

This features a conventional tail swing design for greater lifting capacity and better stability while retaining compact dimensions.

The company said its TB320 was small enough to work on confined urban job-sites or those with limited access while offering levels of comfort, power and performance typical of larger excavators.

It is also easy to transport, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from utility work on city streets to digging and grading on residential sites.

The TB320 weighs 1930kg in canopy configuration and 2060 kg when equipped with a cab.

The excavator is powered by a diesel engine that is EU Stage V compliant, delivering 12kW and up to 52.7Nm of torque, and has a four-pump hydraulic system for smooth, harmonised control of the work equipment.

Takeuchi said the TB320 has a bucket breakout force of 17.0 kN, arm breakout force of 9.1 kN, traction force of 21.1 kN and a maximum dig depth of 2370mm.

Both canopy and cab configurations are equipped with a primary auxiliary circuit plumbed to mid-arm.

It has up to four service ports to give the best possible versatility while increasing the range of hydraulic attachment options.

Its Service Port 1 is controlled by a proportional slider switch on the machine’s left joystick and delivers best-in-class high flow of 40-litres a minute for compatibility with a wide range of hydraulically-driven attachments.

Triple-flange track rollers improve track life by providing greater support, with multiple points of contact to reduce the risk of de-tracking.

The TB320 also includes many features intended to enhance the operator’s experience, including a 3.5-inch multifunction monitor. Other interior features include an adjustable suspension seat, a two-inch retractable seat belt and a12V power outlet.

Cab models offer heat and defrost functions, windshield wiper and washer, skylight and AM/FM Bluetooth radio. Options include a digital radio with Bluetooth hands-free function.

Also optional is Takeuchi’s Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system which is designed to reduce downtime and control costs by providing owner/operators with machine health and condition, run time (hours) and machine location, as well as remote diagnostics, scheduled maintenance reminders and customisable alert settings.

TFM also gives owners the ability to geofence their machines, helping them protect and secure their investments.

Takeuchi said that its new TB320 was another example of Takeuchi’s “dedication to providing a robust line of compact excavators that can help owners and operators be more comfortable, efficient and productive.”

“The TB320 demonstrates how today’s smaller excavators now offer more features and versatility than ever before.”

Takeuchi products are available from Semco Equipment Sales.

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact excavators and compact track loaders.

It was founded in 1963 and was the first company to introduce the compact excavator, setting the stage for one of the highest growth product segments ever introduced in the compact equipment market.

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