Takeuchi launches first hybrid excavator
Takeuchi-U.S. released the first hybrid dual-powered excavator in its lineup with the TB216H compact excavator. It features both an electric motor and diesel engine with its own pump group to power the machine’s hydraulics. The dual-power feature enables the operator to work indoors or outdoors, greatly increasing versatility. Machine performance is consistent regardless of the power source the operator chooses. In diesel mode the machine is powered by a Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine, that offers an output of 14.9hp. For emissions free environments, the machine can be powered by the 14.2 hp electric motor.