Takeuchi’s new electric compact excavator available through United Rentals
By Jenny LescohierFebruary 16, 2022
Takeuchi introduces the TB20e, its new electric compact excavator, soon to be available through United Rentals. The first 100 units were shipped to select branches across North America.
The TB20e is the first Takeuchi designed-and-built, battery-powered machine in what will be a full line of electric products developed to provide what today’s customers want while meeting the manufacturer’s own Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals, the company said.
“The product and market development for the TB20e took place in North America, so it made sense to debut the machine here as well,” said Clay Eubanks, director of global sales for Takeuchi. “We’ve partnered with United Rentals to introduce our first 100 units because of our long-standing relationship and our work together on current and future product needs.”
He added, “We’re excited to see how their customers react to this new environmentally friendly excavator with all the power and performance they’ve come to expect from Takeuchi.”
Reported to be similar in performance to Takeuchi’s diesel-powered TB216 compact excavator, the TB20e is 100% battery-powered with zero exhaust emissions and reduced noise/vibration levels.
When fully charged, the TB20e offers a continuous working time ranging from four to eight hours, depending on the application and environment. The excavator has an operating weight of 4,255 lbs, a bucket capacity of 1.34 cubic feet and a primary auxiliary flow of 9.0 gpm. Maximum reach is 13 ft. 4 in. and maximum digging depth is 7 ft. 10.1 in.
The TB20e also features a spacious and comfortable operator’s station with a completely new high-definition, multi-informational color display.
“United Rentals and Takeuchi have a long history together, and we’re pleased to be the first to offer the new, environmentally friendly TB20e excavator,” said TJ Mahoney, vice president, supply chain for United Rentals. “Not only does this machine provide our customers with a more sustainable equipment option, it’s also more cost-efficient to operate. We look forward to working with Takeuchi on additional electric-powered equipment innovations in the future.”