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Takeuchi crawler dumper

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of Takeuchi)

Takeuchi’s TCR50-2 crawler dumper is designed to move heavy materials across challenging terrain. Previously available from Takeuchi in other parts of the world, the manufacturer is now bringing the crawler dumper to its North American customer base.

“The market for crawler dumpers is growing as demand for them in construction, mining and infrastructure applications increases,” said Lee Padgett, product manager for Takeuchi-US. “Urbanization here in North America has led to a greater need for these agile machines that can carry heavy loads over unstable or rough terrain, often in confined spaces. The TCR50-2 can do all that and more.”

Weighing 14,440 lb. with a 118-hp engine, the machine is a well-balanced dump carrier with a 65-degree dumping angle and 8,157 lb. maximum loading weight. It allows operators to carry up to 2.7 cubic yards of material while rotating and dumping it in a single cycle. Its ability to rotate its dump bed 180 degrees reduces both the need to constantly reposition the machine and deterioration of its rubber tracks.

The TCR50-2’s operator’s station is designed to keep operators informed, comfortable and productive. It features an intuitive 5.7” multi-information colour display with standard 180-degree rearview camera, hydraulic joystick controls, adjustable suspension seat, air conditioning, radio with USB functionality, and large cup holder. Hydraulic pilot controls operate both travel and dump body functions, while the foot throttle adjusts engine speed.

The crawler dumper also has LED work lights and a tinted sun visor, while the cab window has rear windshield wiper and window vents, all providing greater visibility. A customizable travel alarm can be adjusted to sound for forward and reverse travel or only when the unit is put into reverse.

Takeuchi’s Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system is standard on the TCR50-2, providing owner and 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.

“The new TCR50-2 is just another example of Takeuchi’s dedication to providing a robust line of products that can help owners and operators be more comfortable and productive,” Padgett said. “We believe the TCR50-2 provides the smaller footprint, low ground bearing pressure, load-handling capabilities and performance that can help improve efficiency and profitability on jobsites everywhere.”



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