Takeuchi-US released its first hybrid dual-powered excavator with the TB216H compact excavator. The TB216H 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 to increase 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 14.9 hp. For emissions free environments, the machine can be powered by the 14.2-hp electric motor.

The diesel engine is ideal for normal day-to-day operation, to load, unload, and power the machine to an enclosed jobsite where the machine can be plugged into a 400-480 volt, three-phase power source. Should the machine be connected to electric power while running the diesel engine, the diesel engine will automatically shut off and the machine will begin to run off electric power once the key has been cycled. 

The ignition, throttle, joysticks, and travel functions are the same regardless of the mode selected to power the machine. This provides an easy transition for an individual coming off of a machine that is strictly diesel-powered.

To access a wide range of job sites and indoor applications, the TB216H features a retractable undercarriage that retracts from 51.2 inches to 38.6 inches. Additionally, the blade has bolt-on extensions that enable the width of the blade to match the undercarriage.

The TB216H has an operating weight of 4,277 lbs., maximum bucket breakout force of 4,250 lbs., and maximum arm crowd force of nearly 1,843 lbs. It features an impressive working range with a maximum dig depth of 7 feet, 10 inches and maximum reach of 13 feet, 5 inches.

The electric motor’s ability to swing out away from the engine allows for easy servicing and access to key daily maintenance and inspection points.