The Takeuchi TB260 is a completely new model weighing in at just over 12,500 lbs. (5,670 kg) and featuring a reinforced long arm with integrated thumb mount that provides a 12 ft. 9.4 in. (3.9 m) dig depth. The TB260 is equipped with a high performance, turbocharged engine that delivers over 47 hp (35 kW) smoothly and efficiently, while meeting U.S. EPA Tier IV Final emission requirements. Automatic-idle helps reduce fuel consumption and engine noise levels, lowering operating costs and improving job site communication, and when combined with the ECO mode, fuel consumption can be reduced by as much as 21 percent in typical working conditions, according to the manufacturer.
The hydraulic system includes precision pilot joysticks that deliver smooth, metered control for the operator and the variable displacement pumps that provide excellent cycle times and 12,756 lbs. of bucket breakout force.
Not only can the TB260 dig, it is also an excellent attachment platform, according to the manufacturer. Primary and secondary auxiliary hydraulics come standard, and are operated using independent fingertip proportional controls. An in-cab monitor can be used to select preconfigured work tools, or it may be customized for specific attachments. In addition, the continuous-run mode helps reduce operator fatigue when operating motor driven attachments. For backfilling and cleanup work, the dozer blade is equipped with a blade float feature. An optional power angle blade that includes a replaceable bolt-on cutting edge also is available.