Takeuchi celebrates milestones and new 3-series compact mini-digger

Takeuchi celebrates milestones and new 3-series compact mini-digger

In 2021 Takeuchi is celebrating its silver anniversary with 25 years’ operating in the UK and Eire.

Since Takeuchi began trading in the UK in 1996, the brand has become one of the nation’s favourites. It has built a strong reputation for quality, durability and reliability for high performance earth moving machinery.

Takeuchi’s reputation is reinforced with its market share, which places it number one in Ireland and in the top three in UK.

Constantly adapting to meet the needs of the construction industry, Takeuchi is a market leader in designing and developing new models. Now with a range of 25 compact mini excavators Takeuchi have a machine in every weight class including: micros, minis, midi, short tail, hybrid, wheeled, fixed and offset boom excavators.

A state-of-the-art headquarters located in the most centrally geographic place in England – Rochdale Lancashire as well as a depot in Thatcham Berkshire – perfectly positioned to distribute our range of machines across UK and Ireland.

However, this is not the only anniversary the company is celebrating this year.

Takeuchi celebrates 50th anniversary of world’s first 360 degree compact excavator

It was 1968 when Mr. Akio Takeuchi, founder of Takeuchi manufacturing was approached by a business partner and builder to design and build a machine that would replace pickaxes and shovels. This request set in motion what would become the world’s first compact excavator, the TB300.  This new innovation and technology would change the construction equipment industry forever.

In 1971, Takeuchi manufacturing introduced another world’s first, the TB1000 360 degree compact excavator.  With an operating weight of 1,000 kg and a dig depth of 1,800 mm, the TB1000 was designed and built for small jobsites with restricted room to work.  The TB1000 was released 50 years ago, and Takeuchi has continued to move forward with their vision for improving the lives of builders and equipment operators around the world.

With over 57 years in the compact construction equipment industry, the TB300 and TB1000 wasn’t the only first.  In 1986 Takeuchi designed and built the world’s first rubber track loader and once again changing the construction equipment industry.

Compact muscle

Compact mini diggers are often the workhorse on site and Takeuchi have a long-standing reputation, this year celebrating 25 years in the UK. In recent months they have introduced a new 3-Series model. The new Takeuchi TB325R, with a reduced tail swing in a trailer towable weight class delivers a compact and powerful machine for site. 

Available in both cab and canopy the TB325R comfortably works within towing restrictions; weighing-in at just under 2440kg cab or 2310kg canopy, there is plenty of room for attachments and materials on the trailer. A replacement for the former short tail TB23R the new model is compatible for trailers and attachments.

The power of the new model is impressive for a 2.5 tonne trailer towable machine. The TB325R comes with 16.5kW of power, 19.3kN of digging force and breakout of 11.3kN, along with good digging depth to 2540mm and ground reach to 4350mm.

Overall, its compact in size, just 1500x1890mm machine footprint. With a short tail radius of 825mm and overhang of just 70mm when 90 degrees to the track, limited workspace is no obstacle. With extensions or smaller building projects where space is a premium the compact TB325R easily gets to work. 

For added site protection the TB325R has fully lockable service panels and comes with the TSS Takeuchi Security System fitted as standard with the TFM Takeuchi Fleet management available as an option.

Takeuchi have added a 2.5 tonne legally towable machine that truly fits the gap in the mini weight class. Designed to be both small yet powerful while maintaining a low towable weight – what more could you want from a compact mini excavator. 

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