Takeuchi-US has launched the TB257FR compact hydraulic excavator. The TB257FR features a patented side-to-side offset boom combined with a tight tail swing enabling it to rotate fully with very little overhang. This makes it ideal for working in a variety of confined jobsites including road and bridge work, city streets, and in between buildings.
The TB257FR features an operating weight of 12,765 lbs., a dig depth of 12 ft. 9.3 in., maximum reach of 20 ft. 4.7 in., bucket breakout force of 10,431 lbs., and provides excellent working range and performance.
The side-to-side boom feature enables the TB257FR to dig offset to the right or left side without needing to reposition the machine. To greatly enhance stability, this feature allows more of the counterweight to remain in line with the center of the machine. Another advantage of this system is the boom’s ability to be stowed over center. This allows the TB257FR to perform a full rotation just outside the width of the track.
Powered by a Kubota V2403-CR-TE5B turbocharged diesel engine, the TB257FR delivers 52.3 hp and 141.5 ft-lb. of torque for exceptional power and efficiency. A DOC and DPF exhaust aftertreatment system ensures compliance with current EPA emissions standards and provides environmentally friendly operation.
An available cab for the TB257FR provides an automotive styled interior equipped with A/C, heat, defrost, windshield wiper and washer, skylight with sunshade, AM/FM/MP3 Bluetooth radio, and a high back suspension seat with head rest. The cabin of the TB257FR is designed specifically to minimize fatigue and keep the operator comfortable throughout the workday.
“Takeuchi is excited to offer our customers the TB257FR excavator,” says Keith Kramlich, National Product and Training Manager. “Takeuchi’s commitment to our tradition of innovation and advancing technology is showcased in this machine. The patented side-to-side offset boom allows for greater working versatility, and the low center of gravity and optimized counterweight placement creates an extremely stable platform with lifting capabilities similar to that of a conventional machine.”