Sakaki-Machi, Japan (March 1, 2023): Takeuchi has expanded its TB300 Series excavator product line with the new TB350R short tail swing compact excavator, the first short tail swing model in the manufacturer’s five-ton class. The TB350R has a rear swing overhang of just 7.5 cm (2.95”), allowing operators to focus more on their work and worry less about rear-swing impacts.
“Takeuchi continues to design and build excavators that are feature rich, delivering a unique combination of performance, durability, operator comfort and serviceability,” said Clay Eubanks, director of global sales for Takeuchi. “The 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 4,970 kg (10,955 lb.) in canopy configuration and 5,085 kg (11,210 lb.) when equipped with a cab. It is powered by a diesel engine that is EU Stage V / U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final compliant and delivers 32.4 kW (43.4 hp) and more than 180.1 Nm (132.8 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 37.3 kN (8,390 lb.) traction force of 54.8 kN (12,320 lb.) and a maximum dig depth of 3,575 mm (11′ 8.8″.)
Both canopy and cab configurations are equipped with a primary auxiliary circuit plumbed to mid-arm. The TB350R also offers a dedicated coupler circuit operated by controls located inside the cab. The primary auxiliary circuit delivers 93.2 lpm (24.6 gpm) at 20.6 MPa (2,990 psi), making it capable of utilizing a wide range of hydraulically driven attachments.
To improve the operator’s experience, Takeuchi completely redesigned the TB350R’s interior. The excavator’s canopy configuration includes a 4.3” high-definition, multifunction color monitor, while the cab model has an easy-to-view, 7” touchscreen, multifunction color monitor with integrated air conditioner and radio functions. For enhanced operator comfort, the excavator features a deluxe, high- back, six-way-adjustable suspension seat, adjustable arm rests, low-effort pilot controls, large flat floor area and integrated footrests. On cab models, 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, 1st 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,” Eubanks 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’s Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system comes standard on the TB350R in the EU and North America. TFM reduces downtime and controls 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 customizable alert settings. TFM also gives owners the ability to geofence their machines, helping them protect and secure their investments.
“Since Takeuchi developed the first compact excavator in 1971, we’ve focused on providing products that meet and even exceed the needs of today’s contractors,” Eubanks said. “We believe the TB350R continues that tradition by delivering serviceability and operator comfort without sacrificing efficiency, value or performance.”
For more information on Takeuchi excavators and track loaders, visit www.takeuchiglobal.com.
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
Stephen Odum, National Marketing Manager, Takeuchi-US