Takeuchi unveils the TB216H, its first hybrid compact excavator

Updated Mar 5, 2017

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Takeuchi-US unveiled the TB216H, its first diesel-electric motor hybrid powered compact excavator, during The Rental Show this week in Orlando.

With this dual-power feature, Takeuchi says the machine can switch between indoor and outdoor work. A Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine rated at 14.9 hp powers the machine in diesel mode. The electric motor is rated at 14.2 hp. The machine also features a separate pump group for hydraulics.

“This brings a versatile and durable option to our customers’ lineup, eliminating the need for a separate machine to work indoors,” says David Caldwell, national product manager. “The addition of the TB216H excavator to the Takeuchi product line is exciting and enables our customers with a product that features dual-power options to work in a broader range of applications.”

For electric mode, the company says the TB216H can be plugged into a 400 – 480 volt three phase power source. If it’s connected to electric power when the diesel mode, Takeuchi reports the diesel engine will shut off and run off electric power when the key has been cycled.

For serviceability, the electric motor is designed to swing out and away from the diesel engine.

The machine also features a retractable undercarriage that transitions from 51.2 inches to 38.6 inches.

Operating weight is 4,277 pounds, maximum bucket breakout force is 4,250 pounds and the max arm crowd force is 1,843 pounds. The max dig depth is 7 feet 10 inches and max reach extends to 13 feet 5 inches.

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