March 1, 2017 by On-Site Magazine
Takeuchi’s first hybrid dual-powered compact excavator, the TB216H, features both an electric motor and diesel engine with its own pump group to power the machine’s hydraulics. Machine performance is consistent regardless of the power source. In diesel mode the machine is powered by a Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine, that offers an output of 14.9 hp. For emissions free environments, the machine can be powered by the 14.2 hp electric motor.