Japanese equipment maker Takeuchi introduced two new models of its TS80 skid steer loaders Monday.
The TS80R2 and TS80V2 offer comparable, but slightly different features tuned to different applications. The R2 has rated operating capacity of 2,825 pounds, a bucket breakout force of 5,845 pounds and a lift arm force of 7,080 pounds. The V2 is about 1,000 pounds heavier and has slightly more breakout force, but less lift arm force. The R2 and V2 have max hinge pin heights of 10 feet, 5 inches and 10 feet, 10 inches, respectively.
“We are very excited and proud to introduce the new TS80 skid steers to the market because of the machines' excellent operating capacity and hydraulic performance — the features that make them so powerful and reliable out on the jobsite,” Takeuchi-U.S. Product Manager David Steger said. “Uptime has been improved with these machines, and daily maintenance points like fluid-level checks and greasing access have been improved and simplified as well. These are great machines that will not only meet the operator’s needs, but surpass them.”
New features on both models include a lower entry and exit threshold for the operator's station, high-flow auxiliary hydraulics, and options such as ride control and bucket positioning.