Takeuchi Adds TB257FR Excavator to Their Lineup

By September 21, 2020News

ATLANTA, GA – Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment has launched the TB257FR compact hydraulic excavator. The TB257FR features a patented side-to-side offset boom combined with the tight tail swing enabling it to rotate fully with very little overhang.

The TB257FR features an operating weight of 12,765 lb, a dig depth of 12’ 9.3”, maximum reach of 20’ 4.7”, bucket breakout force of 10,431 lb, 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. In addition, this feature allows more of the counterweight to remain in line with the center of the machine which greatly enhances stability. Another advantage of this system is the boom’s ability to be stowed over center which allows the TB257FR to perform a full rotation nearly within the width of the track. This makes it ideal for working in a variety of confined job sites including road and bridge work, city streets, and in between buildings.

Powered by a Kubota V2403-CR-TE5B turbocharged diesel engine delivering 52.3 hp and 141.5 ft-lb of torque, the TB257FR delivers 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” 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.” 

The TB257FR Compact Hydraulic Excavator is now available at Takeuchi dealers across the United States. To learn more about the TB257FR – or any piece of Takeuchi equipment – visit www.takeuchi-us.com.  And be sure to “Like” Takeuchi on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @TakeuchiMFG. 

About Takeuchi
Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, and skid steer loaders. Founded in 1963, Takeuchi was the first company to introduce the compact excavator to North America, setting the stage for one of the highest growth product segments ever introduced in the compact equipment market. The compact excavator has become a main line product for both rental and construction/utility companies. Takeuchi continued to lead the compact construction industry with the introduction of the first compact track loader to North America.

For more information, contact:
Tammie Snodgrass, National Marketing Manager
519 Bonnie Valentine Way Pendergrass, GA 30567
Phone 706.693.3633
Information available at www.takeuchi-us.com

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