Takeuchi battery-powered compact excavator available worldwide
By Catrin Jones01 September 2023
The TB20e excavator by Takeuchi, the company’s initial battery-powered compact excavator, is now available for purchase and rental at dealer locations globally.
“With its new look, dealers and their customers can quickly identify the TB20e as an electric machine,” said Clay Eubanks, Takeuchi’s director of global sales.
“From now on, as we add more electric models to our product line, those models will also adopt that same all-gray color scheme. This new look will be especially helpful in mixed fleets with both electric Takeuchi machines and diesel-powered units.”
Takeuchi says that the new machine is similar in performance to Takeuchi’s diesel-powered TB216 compact excavator, the TB20e is powered by a 24.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that offers a continuous working range of up to eight hours, depending on application and environment.
The excavator features an on-board charger with 95v to 265v single-phase power. When operators require additional runtime, they can tether the TB20e to the onboard charger and remain operational. A faster, optional off-board charger can charge the TB20e in just two to four hours using 340v to 460v three-phase power.
It has a maximum dig depth of 2,390 mm (7’10”) and a maximum reach of 4,090 mm (13’4.9”). A primary hydraulic circuit plumbed to midarm delivers 34.0 L/min (9.0 gpm) for running a hydraulic hammer or other hydraulically driven attachments. Depending on the region the TB20e may also be equipped with up to four service ports.
The Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system comes standard on the TB20e. TFM is said to reduce downtime and controls costs by providing remote diagnostics and scheduled maintenance reminders along with customizable alert settings. It also supplies owners and operators with valuable information about machine health, run time (hours) and location.