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Takeuchi Launches TL8 Tier IV Compact Track Loader

Takeuchi-US has expanded its line of compact track loaders with the introduction of the TL8.

Thu July 31, 2014 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Takeuchi-US has expanded its line of compact track loaders with the introduction of the TL8. Designed and engineered to provide superior power, strength, and maneuverability the TL8 replaces the TL230 Series 2. This new addition to the Takeuchi track loader line-up features a radial lift loader design, weighs approximately 8,345 lbs. (3,785 kg), and has a tip load of 6,020 lbs. (2,730 kg).

The TL8 is powered by a 74.3 hp turbocharged engine that meets EPA Final Tier IV emissions standards. With a high pressure common rail injection system, diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), and diesel particulate filter (DPF), emissions are minimized for clean and efficient operation.

Double reduction planetary drives provide traction forces of more than 9,100 lbs., and when combined with bucket breakout forces exceeding 6,800 lbs., and loader lift arm forces of more than 6,700 lbs., the TL8 is able to deliver unmatched performance in the most demanding applications, according to the manufacturer.

Rated operating capacity (ROC) has been increased by more than 13 percent on the TL8 to an impressive 2,105 lbs. (955 kg), and can be boosted by more than 10 percent by adding optional rear counterweights.

Inside the operator’s station is an LCD monitor panel and switch bank that helps improve performance and functionality by providing the operator with a wider range of operational information. The operator’s station offers low-effort pilot controls and proportional auxiliary switches to give the operator the precision needed to work more efficiently in a comfortable, fatigue-free environment.

Featuring an LCD multi-information display and switch bank, the functionality of the TL8 has been greatly improved. Additionally, a deluxe high back suspension seat is standard equipment and features weight and height adjustments for outstanding comfort and visibility.

An available option is a new pressurized cab that delivers improved operator comfort and HVAC performance, and includes a roll-up door that can be opened regardless of the position of loader arms or attachment.

"Takeuchi is excited to introduce the TL8 track loader to our product portfolio, built for strength, performance, maneuverability and rugged versatility in harsh environments," said Clay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi-US. "With the new LCD monitor panel and advanced controls, operators will have everything they need at the palm of their hand to make the job as efficient and comfortable as possible."

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