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TAKEUCHI INTRODUCES NEW TB350R, THE FIRST SHORT TAIL SWING EXCAVATOR IN ITS FIVE-TON CLASS
Takeuchi has expanded its TB300 Series excavator product line with the new TB350R short tail swing compact excavator.
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.
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. 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,” Eubanks said.
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.