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Takeuchi Celebrates Production of First Track Loaders at New South Carolina Facility

Moore, SC (Sept. 22, 2022): The first compact track loaders have rolled off the assembly line at Takeuchi’s new manufacturing facility in Moore, South Carolina. This facility, Takeuchi’s first production facility in North America, will eventually produce nearly all the company’s compact track loaders, allowing Takeuchi to reduce compact track loader production lead time for its North American customers and better meet market needs worldwide.

“The North American market has demonstrated the greatest demand for Takeuchi compact track loaders over time, and that demand continues to grow,” said Jeff Stewart, president of Takeuchi-US. “Manufacturing these popular machines here is a sound business decision because it eliminates the need to ship them from an overseas facility to supply our North American dealers and customers. However, Takeuchi’s global markets are also expanding, and we expect to export more compact track loaders from our new facility as production levels increase.”

Takeuchi has historically produced compact track loaders at one of their factories in the Nagano province of Japan. After most compact track loader production has moved from Japan to the South Carolina facility, Takeuchi will retool that facility to produce compact excavators.

“All in all, our new production facility will help us continue growing our compact track loader business by reducing lead times and helping us get the right units to market faster,” Stewart said. “It will also allow us to increase our compact excavator business by allowing our facility in Japan to focus on producing these very popular machines.”

Forty people currently work at the new 156,000-square-foot production facility and standalone office building, with plans for additional staff to come on board as Takeuchi ramps up track loader production over the next few months. Ultimately, the facility will employ around 150 people, generating even more job opportunities and infusing money into the local economy.

“Opening this new manufacturing facility required great teamwork and cooperation between Takeuchi’s employees in the U.S. and Japan,” said Toshiya Takeuchi, president of Takeuchi. “It is truly an investment in our future. We’re very proud and excited to see the first compact track loaders come off the assembly line in South Carolina, and we look forward to the benefits this new venture will bring to our stakeholders worldwide.”

For more information on Takeuchi excavators and track loaders, visit www.takeuchiglobal.com.

About Takeuchi:

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders and compact excavators. Founded in 1963, Takeuchi was the first company to introduce the compact excavator to North America, setting the stage for one of the highest growth product segments ever introduced in the compact equipment market. The compact excavator has become a main line product for both rental and construction/utility companies. Takeuchi continued to lead the compact construction industry with the introduction of the first compact track loader to North America.

For more information, please contact:

Clay Eubanks, Director of Global Sales, Takeuchi
clay-eubanks@takeuchi-mfg.com
Phone: 81-268-81-1112

Stephen Odum, National Marketing Manager, Takeuchi-US
stephen.odum@takeuchi-us.com
Phone: 678-873-3070
Phone 706.693.3600

Takeuchi to Introduce Three New Excavator Models at Bauma 2022

Sakaki-Machi, Japan (DATE TBD): Takeuchi, a world leader in compact equipment, along with German distributor Schafer, will display three new compact excavators at the bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany, October 24-30, 2022. At Takeuchi’s stand, FN1116/2, Open-Air Site, North, the recently introduced TB335R will be joined by the brand-new TB350R and TB395W models. Many other Takeuchi compact excavators and compact track loaders will also be on site, including the world’s first 360-degree compact excavator, the TB1000, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.

“With the TB1000, Takeuchi created what has become one of the largest segments in the global construction equipment industry – the 360° compact excavator,” said Clay Eubanks, director of global sales for Takeuchi. “Over the past five decades, we’ve developed our new compact excavator models with the same innovative spirit that launched the TB1000. It seems appropriate to pay tribute to the TB1000 at bauma 2022 while introducing our newest excavators, each with technology and features we couldn’t have imagined back in the early ‘70s.”

Following are more details about the newest Takeuchi machines on display at bauma 2022:  

TB335R: The TB335R is a compact, short-tail-swing excavator with minimal overhang behind the operator’s seat, making it ideal for working in tight or confined spaces. It also provides outstanding stability rarely found in a short tail swing machine, along with smooth, intuitive controls that help operators tackle tough jobs with ease. The TB335R has an operating weight of 3,760 kgs. (8,290 lbs.), a maximum bucket breakout force of 27.1 kN (6,090 lbs.) and a maximum arm digging force of 20.6 kN (4,630 lbs.) The excavator is powered by an EU Stage V / EPA Tier 4 emission-compliant engine delivering 18.2 kW (24.4 hp) and a maximum torque of 95.8 Nm (70.6 ft-lbs). The TB335R offers two working modes –Standard and ECO – allowing operators to match the mode to the task at hand, choosing fuel savings or more power as desired. A spacious cab offers a wide range of advanced features including a 7.0-inch touchscreen, multi-function color display.  

TB350R: The TB350R is a larger version of the TB335R with an operating weight of 5,085 kgs. (11,210 lbs.) A very robust model suitable for multiple applications, the excavator is equipped with a 32.4 kW (43.4 hp) engine. The TB350R is highly mobile with a boom swing radius of 71° left and 55° right. It can dig down to 3,575 mm (11.7 ft) and has a gradeability of 30%.

TB395W: The new TB395W wheeled excavator weighs 10,150 kgs. (22,375 lbs.) with an 85 kW/113.9 HP engine. The TB395W’s powerful hydraulic system makes it especially quick with as many as 10.1 rotations per minute. Its 4,095 mm (13.4 ft) digging depth and 8530 mm (28 ft) cutting height make it particularly useful on construction sites. It also offers a maximum bucket breakout force of 58.9 kN (13,240 lbs.), a maximum arm digging force of 39.7 kN (8,925 lbs.) and a traction force of 57.8 kN (12,995 lbs.)

In addition to these new machines, the Takeuchi stand will feature 16 other excavator models and two track loaders in sizes ranging from one to 16 tons. All Takeuchi machines can be found working in multiple industries, including excavation, construction, landscaping, rental and recycling. Numerous attachments designed specifically for use with Takeuchi machines will also be on display. Product and sales experts from Takeuchi and our European sales network will be present to answer attendee questions and help determine the ideal Takeuchi machine for any application.

“I speak for all of Takeuchi when I say we’re very pleased to once again exhibit at bauma 2022,” said Toshiya Takeuchi, president of Takeuchi. “We appreciate the opportunity to introduce a global audience to our newest products at an in-person event. From the long heritage of the TB1000 to our newest excavator models, our bauma display will reflect our journey from ‘world first to world leader.’ We look forward to helping even more customers discover how Takeuchi equipment can help them improve their productivity and profitability.”

For more information on Takeuchi’s compact excavators and compact track loaders, please visit www.takeuchiglobal.com. Learn more about bauma 2022 at https://bauma.de/en/.

About Takeuchi

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact excavators and compact track loaders. Founded in 1963, Takeuchi 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. The compact excavator has become a main line product for both rental and construction/utility companies. Takeuchi continued to lead the compact construction industry with the introduction of the first compact track loader to North America.

For more information, please contact:

Clay Eubanks, Director of Global Sales for Takeuchi
clay-eubanks@takeuchi-mfg.com
Phone: 81-268-81-1112
Stephen Odum, National Marketing Manager, Takeuchi-US
stephen.odum@elise-garner
Phone: 678-873-3070

Takeuchi Introduces New 3.5-ton Short Tail Swing Excavator

Sakaki-Machi, Japan (Sept. 1, 2022): Takeuchi has added the new generation TB335R short tail swing compact excavator to its TB300 Series. This excavator features a sophisticated interior and exterior design as well as enhanced safety, security and power functions.

“The TB335R is a compact, short tail swing excavator with minimal overhang behind the operator’s seat, making it ideal for working in tight or confined spaces,” said Clay Eubanks, director of global sales for Takeuchi. “It also provides outstanding stability rarely found in a short tail swing machine, along with smooth, intuitive controls that help operators tackle tough jobs with ease.”

The TB335R has an operating weight of 3,760 kgs. (8,290 lbs.), a maximum bucket breakout force of 27.1 kN (6,090 lbs.) and a maximum arm digging force of 20.6 kN (4,630 lbs.) The excavator is powered by an EU Stage V / EPA Tier 4 emission-compliant engine delivering 18.2 kW (24.4 hp) and a maximum torque of 95.8 Nm (70.6 ft-lbs). The TB335R offers two working modes – Standard and ECO – allowing operators to match the mode to the task at hand, choosing fuel savings or more power as desired.

The TB335R’s spacious cab offers a wide range of advanced features including a 7.0-inch touchscreen, multi-function color display. Canopy models offer a 4.3-inch multi-informational display. Cab models also feature heat, defrost, windshield wiper and washer, skylight w/ sunshade and DAB digital radio with Bluetooth technology (air conditioning and rain guard are optional.) On both cab and canopy models, a deluxe high-back suspension seat with head rests and a two-inch retractable seat belt help keep operators comfortable and productive.

The Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system is optional on the TB335R. With TFM, owners and operators can remotely connect to their Takeuchi track loaders and excavators. TFM delivers alerts and machine information such as location, utilization, performance and maintenance status, as well as insights into how and where equipment is being operated.

According to Toshiya Takeuchi, president, “Takeuchi provides construction machinery that is deeply related to housing and infrastructure and continues to support our daily lives as an indispensable product for urban development and its maintenance. Our products have earned the trust of our customers, not only for their digging ability, but also for their outstanding durability and stability, smooth and intuitive operation and superior comfort that reduces fatigue even after long hours of operation.”

For more information on Takeuchi excavatorsand track loaders, visit www.takeuchiglobal.com.

About Takeuchi

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders and compact excavators. Founded in 1963, Takeuchi 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. The compact excavator has become a main line product for both rental and construction/utility companies. Takeuchi continued to lead the compact construction industry with the introduction of the first compact track loader to North America.

For more information, please contact:

Clay Eubanks, Director of Global Sales for Takeuchi

clay-eubanks@takeuchi-mfg.com

Phone: 81-268-81-1112

Stephen Odum, National Marketing Manager, Takeuchi-US

stephen.odum@takeuchi-us.com

Phone: 678-873-3070

Takeuchi to Produce Compact Track Loaders at New U.S. Facility


Atlanta, GA
(April 26, 2022): Takeuchi-US has officially closed on the purchase of its first North American manufacturing facility. The new facility, located in Moore, South Carolina in the United States, will manufacture compact track loaders, with production expected to launch in late 2022.

Currently, Takeuchi produces all its compact track loaders at its head office factory in Sakaki, Nagano, Japan. However, more than 90 percent of this production is consumed in North America. Producing machines at the new South Carolina facility will allow Takeuchi to increase its domestic suppliers and help alleviate supply chain issues caused by recent international events.

“Investing in a manufacturing facility closer to our end users will allow Takeuchi to shorten lead times and establish a more responsive supply system for our North American customers,” said Toshiya Takeuchi, president for Takeuchi. “Because the greatest demand for our compact track loaders is in the U.S., manufacturing these machines in South Carolina will be faster and more efficient delivery for our customers. We’re very proud and excited to launch this new venture, and we know it will generate significant benefits for our company, and more importantly, our customers.”

Located off the Moore-Duncan Highway, Takeuchi’s new facility consists of three buildings – a 156,000-square-foot production facility, a 17,000 square-foot office building and a 3,200 square-foot demonstration center, all sitting on about 77 acres. Takeuchi has already started hiring employees to work at the new facility, and the company expects to generate approximately 100 new jobs there by the time production at the new plant begins.

 “Bringing some of our manufacturing to the Southeastern United States demonstrates Takeuchi’s dedication to the North American market and this region we call home,” said Jeff Stewart, president of Takeuchi-US. “This new facility will challenge us to find new and better ways to manufacture our products, create more jobs locally where our products are used and allow us to develop long relationships and better cooperation with the local economy.”

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Takeuchi Opens Two New Facilities in the European Union

TAKEUCHI JAPAN (Mar. 4, 2021):  Takeuchi Mfg., an innovative global leader in compact equipment has opened a new parts center in Nijmegen, Gelderland, the Netherlands, and a representative office in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

With the opening of the new parts center in the Netherlands, it will enable Takeuchi to strengthen their relationships with its customers in Europe.  The facility opened its doors on March 1, 2021 with an initial phase consisting of 8,747 m2 of warehouse space, which is large enough to supply parts to all of Europe.

“Since product sales are steadily growing, we expect the new parts center will not only contribute significantly to improving customer service, but also improve Takeuchi’s brand power” said Toshiya Takeuchi, president of Takeuchi. “We recognize that strengthening our after-sales support system is an important management issue and we are continually working to enhance it.”

In addition to the new parts center, Takeuchi opened a European representative office in Germany to complement the parts center on March 1st as well. The new office will serve as a contact point for distributors in Europe and serving subsidiaries in France and the United Kingdom.

“Our new representative office will accept orders and handle inquiries for spare parts and oversee the operations in the new European parts center in the Netherlands” said Clay Eubanks, director of global sales for Takeuchi. “The European representative office will be well staffed from our Japanese parent company and local employees.  We are confident that the new parts center and representative office will be a great success.”

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TAKEUCHI ADDS TB325R SHORT TAIL-SWING COMPACT EXCAVATOR

Takeuchi Japan: Takeuchi, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has launched the TB325R Hydraulic Excavator. The newest edition to Takeuchi’s 300-Series, this model features numerous upgrades and operator comfort features that now come standard with the new 300-Series excavator line up.

The TB325R lends itself well to confined job sites, boasting a short tail-swing design that decreases the amount of overhang from the counterweight, resulting in improved maneuverability. With an operating weight of 2,440 kg, a reach at ground level of 4,350 mm, a dig depth of 2,540 mm, and a bucket breakout force of 19.3 kN, this machine offers maximum productivity on every job, no matter the size. There are also up to 4 optional auxiliary hydraulic circuits that allow the TB325R to increase utilization as a tool carrier.

New features on the TB325R include a completely redesigned automotive styled interior with intuitive hydraulic pilot controls for precise operation, a 3.5” display panel and a centralized rocker switch bank. These advancements provide the operator with unmatched comfort and visibility in a machine designed for optimum productivity, performance, and reliability.

“Takeuchi is excited to release the TB325R and continue to extend our 300-Series line up,” says Toshiya Takeuchi, President of Takeuchi. “We are proud to continue our history of dedication to our customers and to the industry, and the addition of this newest short tail-swing excavator pushes our legacy forward to its next step.”

About Takeuchi

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders and compact excavators. Founded in 1963, Takeuchi has led the way in new product development and introduced the world’s first compact excavator in 1971. In 1986, Takeuchi developed and launched the first compact rubber track loader that was ideal for the rough terrain operations, another world first. These two products have transformed the global construction equipment market.

To learn more about Takeuchi’s product, visit the global website at www.takeuchiglobal.com.

For more information, please contact:
Tammie Snodgrass, Takeuchi Marketing Group tsnodgrass@takeuchi-us.com
Phone: 706-693-3633

 

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Takeuchi Adds 7t Excavator to Their Lineup

Takeuchi Japan: Takeuchi an innovative global leader in compact equipment has launched the TB370 compact hydraulic excavator. This machine is the first in Takeuchi’s 300 series compact excavator line. The TB370 is a 7t offering that will meet the needs of a wide range of customers including general contractors, landscapers, utility contractors, and the rental industry.

With an operating weight of 6,710 kg, a dig depth of 4,085 mm, maximum reach of 6,690 mm and bucket breakout force of 48.4 kN, the TB370 provides excellent working range and performance. The TB370 has two boom options to choose from, the standard Mono-Boom or the 2-Piece Boom. The 2-Piece Boom provides the operator with greater working range and versatility.

Additionally, the TB370 has a 42.4 kW engine that offers DOC and DPF exhaust after-treatment systems. The operator’s station is spacious and features an automotive styled interior with an 8” color touch screen display to keep the operator informed of machine health and condition, as well as a new state of the art intuitive jog dial & multi-switch panel. This machine also has an optional 270-degree view monitor to increase operator vision when navigating a job site.

“Takeuchi is excited to advance to the next generation of excavators,” says Toshiya Takeuchi, President of Takeuchi. “By adding this new generation excavator, we continue our tradition of innovation and advancing technology for the betterment of our community and environment.  We are very pleased to offer our customers this new excavator option to add to their Takeuchi fleet.”

 

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Takeuchi Adds TB257FR Excavator to Their Lineup

TAKEUCHI JAPAN – Takeuchi Mfg., an innovative global leader in compact equipment has launched the TB257FR compact hydraulic excavator, successor to the TB153FR. The TB257FR features a side-to-side offset boom combined with the tight tail swing enabling it to rotate fully with very little overhang.

The TB257FR features an operating weight of 5,840 kg, a dig depth of 3,895 mm, maximum reach of 6,215 mm, bucket breakout force of 36.6 kN, and provides excellent working range and performance. The side-to-side boom feature enables the TB257FR to dig offset to the right or left side without needing to reposition the machine. In addition, this feature allows more of the counterweight to remain in line with the center of the machine which greatly enhances stability. Another advantage of this system is the boom’s ability to be stowed over center which allows the TB257FR to perform a full rotation nearly within the width of the track. This makes it ideal for working in a variety of confined job sites including road and bridge work, city streets, and in between buildings.

Powering the TB257FR is a turbocharged diesel engine delivering a rated output of 39.0 kW and 195.6 Nm of maximum torque, the TB257FR delivers exceptional power and efficiency. In addition, this powerful engine provides best-in-class traction force of 66.9 kN. A DOC and DPF exhaust aftertreatment system ensures compliance EU Stage V / US Tier 4 emissions standards and provides environmentally friendly operation.

An available cab for the TB257FR provides an automotive styled interior equipped with optional air conditioner, defrost, windshield wiper and washer, skylight with sunshade, AM/FM/MP3 Bluetooth radio, and a high back suspension seat with head rest. The cabin of the TB257FR is designed specifically to minimize fatigue and keep the operator comfortable throughout the workday.

“Takeuchi is excited to offer our customers the TB257FR” says Toshiya Takeuchi, President of Takeuchi. “Takeuchi’s commitment to our tradition of innovation and advancing technology is showcased in this machine. The side-to-side offset boom allows for greater working versatility, and the low center of gravity and optimized counterweight placement creates an extremely stable platform with lifting capabilities similar to that of a conventional machine.”

About Takeuchi
Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders and compact excavators. Founded in 1963, Takeuchi has led the way in new product development and introduced the world’s first compact excavator in 1971. In 1986, Takeuchi developed and launched the first compact rubber track loader that was ideal for the rough terrain operations, another world first. These two products have transformed the global construction equipment market.

To learn more about Takeuchi, visit the global website at www.takeuchiglobal.com.
For more information, please contact:
Tammie Snodgrass, Takeuchi Marketing Group
tsnodgrass@takeuchi-us.com 
Phone: 706-693-3633

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Takeuchi Announces TL8R-2 Track Loader

Takeuchi Japan: Takeuchi an innovation global leader in compact equipment, launches the completely redesigned TL8R-2. The all new redesigned TL8R-2 is engineered to provide superior power, strength, and maneuverability. The radial lift loader design offers a tipping load of 2,740 kg with an operating weight of 4,165 kg.

The TL8R-2 is equipped with a 54.6 kW turbocharged engine that is EU Stage V / EPA Final Tier 4 Emission Compliant. The Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) featured on this machine minimizes emissions for clean and efficient operation.

An optional creep mode function is available on TL8R-2 models. This feature will enable operators to precisely match the forward speed of the track loader to a particular attachment without having to constantly meter the travel lever. The creep mode function is ideal for attachments that require a consistent, repeatable travel speed, such as a cold planner and trencher.

The automotive styled operators station features a 5.7” multi-informational color display with rear view camera and a sealed rocker switch bank that helps improve performance and functionality by providing the operator with a wider range of operational information. Also, standard equipment in the TL8R-2 is the low-effort pilot controls and proportional auxiliary switches to give the operator the precision needed to work more efficiently in a comfortable, fatigue-free environment.

Additionally, a pressurized cab is an available option on TL8R-2. Optional cabs are equipped with a roll-up door, A/C, heat, defrost and front wiper, and AM/FM/MP3 radio providing all day comfort to the operator.

“Takeuchi is excited to release the completely redesigned TL8R-2” said Toshiya Takeuchi, President of Takeuchi. “Takeuchi prides itself on our continuing tradition of innovation and advancing technology, and the TL8R-2 is a perfect example of that. Operators will feel more strength, performance, maneuverability, versatility, and efficiency in this machine, increasing their profits.”

About Takeuchi

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders and compact excavators.  Founded in 1963, Takeuchi has led the way in new product development and introduced the world’s first compact excavator in 1971.  In 1986, Takeuchi developed and launched the first compact rubber track loader that was ideal for the rough terrain operations, another world first.  These two products have transformed the global construction equipment market.

To learn more about Takeuchi’s product, visit the global website at www.takeuchiglobal.com.

For more information, please contact:
Tammie Snodgrass, Takeuchi Marketing Group
tsnodgrass@takeuchi-us.com
Phone: 706-693-3633

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Takeuchi Adds TB217R Compact Excavator

Takeuchi Japan: Takeuchi an innovative global leader in compact equipment has launched the TB217R Compact Hydraulic Excavator. The new TB217R has a similar design of the TB215R with the addition of a heavy counterweight giving the customer an option of a 1,130 mm Arm as opposed to the standard 930 mm Arm. The TB217R is a powerful and versatile machine providing exceptional value and demonstrates outstanding performance.

With an operating weight of 1,680 kg, a dig depth of 2,390 mm, maximum reach of 4,000 mm, and bucket breakout force of 14.0 kN this machine will add efficiency to any job site. The retractable undercarriage on the TB217R allows the machine to travel through standard doorways and easily navigate job sites with limited access, making virtually no job site unreachable.

The TB217R has many features to make any job site efficient and productive. Standard equipment includes a multi-informational display, automatic travel shift, pilot operated joystick controls, and a high capacity cooling system. The large under seat cover and wide-open engine cover, provides ease of access to the operator’s control valves and routine maintenance points.

“Takeuchi is very excited to add the TB217R to our lineup,” says Toshiya Takeuchi, President of Takeuchi. “Takeuchi is dedicated to continuing our tradition of innovation and advancing technology, which is why we decided to redesign the TB215R into the TB217R. Allowing the option of a long arm on this machine, will add to our customers working range, versatility, and job site efficiency.”

About Takeuchi

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders and compact excavators.  Founded in 1963, Takeuchi has led the way in new product development and introduced the world’s first compact excavator in 1971.  In 1986, Takeuchi developed and launched the first compact rubber track loader that was ideal for the rough terrain operations, another world first.  These two products have transformed the global construction equipment market.

To learn more about Takeuchi’s product, visit the global website at www.takeuchiglobal.com.

For more information, please contact:
Tammie Snodgrass, Takeuchi Marketing Group
tsnodgrass@takeuchi-us.com
Phone: 706-693-3633

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