Electric compact excavator
By Adam FreillEquipment Green Construction
Takeuchi has announced that its TB20e, an electric compact excavator, will soon be available at select United Rentals locations in North America. The TB20e is the first Takeuchi designed-and-built, battery-powered machine in what the company says will be a full line of electric products.
“The product and market development for the TB20e took place in North America, so it made sense to debut the machine here as well,” said Clay Eubanks, director of global sales for Takeuchi.
Similar in performance to the company’s diesel-powered TB216 compact excavator, the TB20e is 100-per cent battery-powered with zero exhaust emissions and reduced noise/vibration levels.
When fully charged, the excavator offers a continuous working time ranging from four hours to eight hours, depending on the application and environment. It features an operating weight of 4,255 lb., a bucket capacity of 1.34 cubic feet and a primary auxiliary flow of 9.0 gpm. Maximum reach is 13 ft. 4 in. and maximum digging depth is 7 ft. 10.1 in. The TB20e also features a spacious and comfortable operator’s station with a high-definition, multi-informational colour display.
“United Rentals and Takeuchi have a long history together, and we’re pleased to be the first to offer the new, environmentally friendly TB20e excavator,” said TJ Mahoney, vice-president, supply chain for United Rentals. “Not only does this machine provide our customers with a more sustainable equipment option, it’s also more cost efficient to operate. We look forward to working with Takeuchi on additional electric-powered equipment innovations in the future.”