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Short tail swing compact excavator

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

Takeuchi has expanded its TB300 Series excavator product line with the TB350R short tail swing compact excavator.

(Photo courtesy of Takeuchi)

Takeuchi has expanded its TB300 Series excavator product line with the TB350R short tail swing compact excavator, the first short tail swing model in the manufacturer’s five-ton class. With a rear swing overhang of less than three inches, the machine allows operators to focus more on their work and worry less about rear-swing impacts.

The TB350R weighs 10,980 lb. in canopy configuration and 11,235 lb. when equipped with a cab. It is powered by a Kubota V2607-CR-E5B diesel engine that is U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final compliant and delivers 41.7 net hp and more than 130.2 ft-lb of torque. A four-pump hydraulic system delivers harmonized control of the work equipment. The TB350R provides a bucket breakout force of 10,431 lb., a traction force of 12,320 lb., and a maximum dig depth of 11’ 8.8”.

Both canopy and cab configurations are equipped with a primary auxiliary circuit plumbed to mid-arm. The cab model also includes a dedicated coupler circuit operated by controls located inside the cab. The primary auxiliary circuit delivers 26.4 gpm at 2,990 psi, making it capable of using a wide range of hydraulically driven attachments.

The manufacturer says it completely redesigned the TB350R’s interior to improve the operator’s experience. In canopy configuration, it includes a 4.3” high-definition, multifunction colour monitor, while the cab model has a seven-inch touchscreen, multifunction colour monitor with integrated air conditioner and radio functions. The excavators feature a high-back, six-way-adjustable suspension seat, adjustable arm rests, low-effort pilot controls, large flat floor area and integrated footrests. An intuitive jog dial on the cab model provides operators with easy navigation and control of the multifunction monitor and other machine functions. One-touch control switches activate machine functions such as work lights, wiper, washer, ECO mode, first auxiliary circuit detent, and lift overload alarm.

Takeuchi’s Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system comes standard on the TB350R.




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