First Takeuchi TB225 compact excavator

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The first Takeuchi TB225 compact excavator imported into Australia has been quickly snapped up by Stefan Millar of Kanga Excavation Services

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The company specialises in very tight excavation work associated with basement extensions and complex residential and commercial renovations. These jobs are often located in densely populated areas that have narrow streets, steep slopes and present a real challenge to access.

"When working to a client’s budget, it’s important to ensure no time is wasted. - We need to work quickly, to minimise the cost of trucks and skips, as well as avoiding disruption to traffic flow on busy roads," Stefan says.

The purchase of theTB225 was not the first Takeuchi excavator for KangEx. The company has been operating several models, including a 1,180 Kg TB210R that was added to the fleet last year. The decision by KangEx to purchase another Takeuchi was based on the productivity, durability and reliability it experienced with its current machines.

"We needed another excavator, and when looking at the specifications of the TB225 it didn’t take much to convince us this new model would be the ideal solution. "Rather than add a 1.7 tonne machine to the fleet, the TB225 promised to give productivity that represented a great return on investment.

Takeuchi TB225 Compact Excavator

"The Takeuchi TB225 is the world’s first 2.5 tonne-class excavator with tracks that retract to a narrow 1100 mm, meaning we can get this powerful machine into places which previously only a 1.7 tonne-class machine could access. "A huge bonus is its astonishing lift capacity of 327 kilograms with the tracks extended out to 1500mm. Even with the tracks at 1100 mm, its lift capacity of 219 kilograms is still amazing!"

It has adjustable hydraulic flow, auto deceleration, auto idle and pilot proportional controls.

"The TB225 is also extremely powerful; it’s obvious that Takeuchi has listened to customer feedback, as everything you could want in a compact excavator appears on this model.

"An example of this is seen on the TB225 where the manufacturer has incorporated robust tie-down lugs cast into the chassis and a super-handy lockable tool box that sits conveniently behind the operator’s seat.

"When you’re at the controls, it’s like operating a full-size excavator – a totally upscale experience from most other mini excavators. Takeuchi has clearly designed this machine to take the mini excavator to a whole new level and it’s helped our business productivity even more than we anticipated."

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