With an operating weight of 7,275 lbs, a wheelbase of 5 feet, 7.5 inches, and a universal hydraulic SSL quick-attach, Takeuchi's TW40 compact wheel loader is designed for versatility. The TW40 features a compact, turf-friendly footprint designed for greater maneuverability in tight spaces on turf and dirt. A heavy-duty universal hydraulic SSL quick-attach gives it an advantage over larger skid steer loaders and track loaders and makes it suitable for a variety of landscaping and hardscaping applications.
The TW40 is equipped with a turbocharged 39.4 horsepower, EPA Interim Tier 4-compliant Perkins engine with extended-life coolant, a dual element air cleaner with restriction indicator, and a heavy-duty radiator and oil cooler. It features a heavy-duty tire assembly, two-speed travel, cable-operated parking brake and hydraulic drum service brakes. Like other Takeuchi machines, this new wheel loader features outboard planetary drives. This design keeps the oil housed separately from the differentials, allowing for larger bearings for increased durability and efficiency according to the OEM. This design also reduces heat, and minimizes build-up in the oil.
The TW40’s auxiliary hydraulic hoses are plumbed to end of the loader arm, with the hoses routed inside the loader arm to protect from damage. Quick-connect valves allow for easy attachment installation, and a diverter valve allows the operator to divert flow from the coupler function to an attachment that requires auxiliary flow. The TW40 also features priority steering and an auxiliary hydraulic detent for continuous operation.
The cab of the TW40 is designed to be spacious with a deluxe adjustable-suspension seat and fully adjustable arm rests. It also comes equipped with several safety features including a removable 6-bolt level 1 FOPS guard, a folding ROPS structure, and a deluxe lighting package for work, driving and signal lights. Large steps and grab-handles facilitate safe, easy entry and egress, and an elevated cab provides aids sight-lines and 360-degree visibility for added safety on the job. An optional enclosed and heated cab with front and rear wipers is also available.