The TB257FR excavator is the latest addition to the Takeuchi FR line up and features the same Side-to-Side (STS) boom configuration and minimal swing radius as the TB280FR. Powering the Takeuchi TB257FR is powerful, turbocharged engine that is EU Stage V / US Tier 4 compliant and provides 32% more engine output than its predecessor, the TB153FR. Hydraulic performance is also improved with a 19% increase in traction force as well as increase hydraulic flow and main system pressure.
The operator will appreciate the spacious, well-appointed cabin that is similar to the 8t class model. Cabin features include a large multifunction monitor panel, electronic throttle control, rocker switches that control a wide range of functions, deluxe high back supsension seat, and large floor area for greater legroom and comfort. There are three working modes, Standard, ECO, and High Altitude, which allow the operator to maintain optimum performance and efficiency depending on their application.
The unique Side-to-Side (STS) boom configuration is what sets the TB257FR excavator apart from the competition. The STS boom configuration and minimal tail swing allows for unmatched visibility and maneuverability when working in confined spaces. This configuration allows the upper structure to be full rotated nearly within the width of the tracks when the boom is stowed in the full upright position.
Maintenance and serviceability have been greatly improved as well with an enhanced forward tilting cab design that allows for much easier access to the hydraulic control valve, slew motor, and swivel joint. In addition, the counterweight has been redesigned to allow for easier access to the engine for daily maintenance checks and service.