Takeuchi’s TB220e electrical excavator will include fast-charge pack

Takeuchi’s TB220e on show at ConExpo.

Takeuchi made a splash at ConExpo 2017 with its e240 electrical excavator, then one of many few electrical machines seen by present attendees.

The corporate introduced again an electrical excavator to the 2020 present, however this time with a distinct idea. This yr’s present machine, the 4,277-pound TB220e, is totally designed and constructed by Takeuchi, whereas the 2017 machine was extra of a retrofit, with the electrical elements put in by vendor Inexperienced Machine after the diesel engine was pulled.

“This can be a absolutely electrical machine with a lithium-ion battery,” explains Lee Padgett, Takeuchi product supervisor.

Whereas no specs are official till the deliberate product launch this fall, Padgett did fill Tools World in on what customers can anticipate when it does go into manufacturing.

There are two charging choices for the TB220e. The primary is a 483-phase charging pack that comes with the machine and acts as a speedy charger, charging the machine in about 4 hours. The machine additionally has a 220-volt onboard charger for in a single day prices.

The charging choices give customers extra jobsite versatility, plus deal with buyer issues about getting a full-day’s run time. Padgett says, “You possibly can all the time discover 220-volt on a jobsite however not all the time 483-phase. This machine will run for about eight hours, or full day, relying on the way it’s used.”

The battery will final for 3,000 prices, Padgett says, “so it in all probability will outlast the machine.”

The TB220e is utilizing a Takeuchi TB216 mannequin as its foundation. “This machine will excel in functions resembling faculties, hospitals, anyplace they don’t need to hear the machine operating,” Padgett says. “It’s additionally a lot cleaner to function.”

Takeuchi says there isn’t any energy loss between a diesel-powered machine and the TB220e. “It’s the identical, even perhaps higher at instances, as a result of there’s no torque curve as there’s with diesel,” Padgett says. “It’s 100 % torque from the get-go.”

The lithium-ion batteries are in a sealed compartment. “There’s not lots of must get to the battery,” Padgett says. “You possibly can entry all of the companies and electrical elements beneath the seat, which flips up.” And since there’s no engine, there’s no gasoline or oil filters. “Upkeep may be very minimal,” Padgett says.

Whereas declining to present particular prices, Padgett says the electrical machine may have a premium over a diesel-powered one. “However the place you’re going to make use of it in all probability calls for a better labor price per hour,” he says, “and also you’re going to make lots of it up with decrease upkeep prices and no gasoline prices.”


TB220e electrical excavator preliminary specs:

Working weight: 4,277 lbs.

Horsepower: 11.eight

Bucket breakout power: 3,099 lbs.

Dig depth: 7 ft 10.1 in.

Max attain: 13 ft 5 in.

Noise Stage: Lwa 84 dB