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Takeuchi TB20e electric mini excavator released worldwide

Takeuchi has announced the worldwide release of its first electric compact excavator, the TB20e

With Takeuchi having released its new battery-powered 1.9-tonne TB20e in the US earlier this year, the time may have come for units to appear in Australia after the Japanese manufacturer announced its worldwide release.

Takeuchi’s first battery-powered compact excavator, the TB20e is also sporting a new colour scheme, with a move away from its traditional red and grey to a light/dark grey livery. This swap serves a purpose, Takeuchi’s director of global sales Clay Eubanks explains.

“With its new look, dealers and their customers can quickly identify the TB20e as an electric machine,” he says.

“From now on, as we add more electric models to our product line, those models will also adopt that same all-grey colour scheme. This new look will be especially helpful in mixed fleets with both electric Takeuchi machines and diesel-powered units.”

Similar in performance to Takeuchi’s diesel-powered TB216 compact excavator, the TB20e is powered by a 24.7kWh 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.

A retractable undercarriage makes it possible for the TB20e to pass through narrow openings. The excavator has a maximum dig depth of 2,390mm and a maximum reach of 4,090mm. A primary hydraulic circuit plumbed to midarm delivers 34L/min 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 TB20e features an independent circuit for the slew function, which provides smooth control and improved battery life.

The operators’ station features a colour 4.3-inch, high-definition, multifunction monitor, electrohydraulic joystick controls, key start, comfortable suspension seat, traditional travel and blade control levers and an electronic dial throttle.

The Takeuchi Fleet Management telematics system comes as standard.

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