Takeuchi-US has added two compact wheel loaders to their lineup with the introduction of the TW65 Series 2 and TW80 Series 2. Equipped with EPA Final Tier 4 engines, the new wheel loaders are designed for increased performance, improved serviceability, and an enhanced deluxe operator’s cabin for operator comfort. The compact design allows these loaders to easily maneuver in tight spaces with minimal damage to lawns, pavement, and other sensitive surface areas.
The two loaders provide reach and dump heights up to 8 feet, 6 inches. The TW65 Series 2 features an operating weight of 11,354 pounds, rated operating capacity of 4,050 pounds, tipping load of 9,171 pounds, and a bucket breakout force of 11,600 pounds. With an operating weight of 12,700 pounds, the TW80 Series 2 has a rated operating capacity of 4,445 pounds, tipping load of 12,700 pounds and a bucket breakout force of 13,960 pounds.
Both loaders are equipped with a turbocharged, water-cooled Deutz engine. Operating with a maximum torque of 192 ft-lb at 1,800 rpm, the engine delivers 73 horsepower with a rated engine speed of 2,200 rpm. The standard travel speed has a high range of 12.4 mph but both machines are available with a high-speed road gear option that delivers a maximum speed of 24.8 mph. The high-speed road gear system also includes a ride control accumulator to help maintain machine control at higher travel speeds. Other features include a new multi-function, pilot operated joystick control that not only controls all loader and travel functions, it now includes a thumb wheel to control auxiliary hydraulics. For additional attachment versatility, Takeuchi offers an optional high-flow auxiliary system that delivers up to 26 gallons per minute to power the attachment.
With new cab features designed to improve both performance and comfort, the TW65 Series 2 and TW80 Series 2 are equipped with air conditioning and heat, adjustable armrest and controller position, as well as convenient storage compartments for the operator. The automotive-styled interior design also features a frameless door for enhanced visibility, easy to operate function switches, inching pedal for precise machine control, and precision pilot controls.