- Photo courtesy of Takeuchi

Photo courtesy of Takeuchi

Takeuchi-US has released its newest compact excavator, the TB250-2. Weighing 10,957 lbs. (canopy), the 5-ton excavator is suited for a wide range of applications including landscape, general contracting, and rental. 

Features on the excavator include a long arm with integrated thumb mount and a max dig depth of 12 feet, 4.8 inches. Takeuchi Fleet Management telematics system  comes standard on the unit. This system allows the owner to view machine vitals, location, utilization, performance, and maintenance data remotely and can be instrumental in ensuring machine uptime and availability. 

A four pump hydraulic system provides multi-function capability and pilot joysticks deliver smooth, metered control. The primary auxiliary circuit delivers 24.2 gpm. The multi-function monitor makes it possible to adjust hydraulic flow rates from the cabin, and multiple presets allow attachments to be exchanged quickly.

Serviceability of the TB250-2 is easy to perform due to the large hoods, which open overhead, providing access to key daily inspection points, pattern change valve, selector valve, control valve, battery, and toolbox. All grease points are clearly marked and easy to locate down one side of the machine. The fuel fill is located behind a lockable access panel and features a site gauge to simplify refueling.