Operator comfort is one of the four pillars of Takeuchi’s latest excavator, featuring a high-back suspension seat and low-effort pilot controls. - Photo courtesy of Takeuchi

Operator comfort is one of the four pillars of Takeuchi’s latest excavator, featuring a high-back suspension seat and low-effort pilot controls.

Photo courtesy of Takeuchi

Lee Padgett mentions Takeuchi’s four-pillar design-and-build philosophy when talking about the company’s latest excavator, the TB250-2. 

Regarding performance, Padgett, who is Takeuchi-US product manager, talks about the machine being well-suited for various applications.

“It features a standard high-flow auxiliary circuit that delivers 24 gpm, making it an outstanding platform for a wide variety of hydraulic attachments for greater versatility,” Padgett said.

As for durability, Padgett points out the machine’s all-steel construction, large wrap-around counterweight, and “robust” undercarriage with triple-flange track rollers. 

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Comfort and Serviceability

Moving on to operator comfort, “the TB250-2 has one of the largest cabins with an automotive styled interior in the industry,” Padgett said. The company is touting some of those operator comfort standard features of the cab ­model: a high-back suspension seat, low-effort pilot controls, a 5.7-inch color monitor, HVAC, and Bluetooth radio.

The color monitor provides the operator with a ­real-time view of machine vitals, engine codes, and maintenance intervals, as well as the ability to adjust auxiliary hydraulic flows and store up to three presets based on attachment requirements.

Serviceability is simplified in the TB250-2. Two large service hoods open overhead, and those provide access to routine inspection and maintenance points, the engine, control valve, hydraulic lines, hydraulic tank, pattern change valve, and battery.

The Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system is an available feature on all the company’s current excavator models, including the TB250-2. TFM provides alerts and machine information on where and how the excavator is being used, such as location, performance, and maintenance data. 

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