Takeuchi released its first hybrid dual-powered excavator in its lineup with the TB216H compact excavator at The Rental Show. The TB216H features an electric motor and diesel engine with its own pump group to power the machine’s hydraulics. The dual-power feature enables operators to work indoors or outdoors, enhancing the unit’s versatility.

Takeuchi said machine performance is consistent regardless of which power source the operator chooses. In diesel mode, the machine is powered by a Yanmar Tier 14.9-horsepower 4 Final engine. For emissions free environments, the machine can be powered by the 14.2-horsepower electric motor. In an enclosed jobsite, the machine can be plugged into a 400- to 480-volt three-phase power source for 100 percent emission-free operation. If the machine is connected to electric power while running the diesel engine, the engine will shut off automatically and the unit will begin to run off electric power once the key has been cycled. The ignition, throttle, joysticks and travel functions are the same no matter which mode is selected.

The TB216H features a retractable undercarriage that retracts from 51.2 inches to 38.6 inches. The blade has bolt-on extensions that enable the width of the blade to match the undercarriage. The unit has an operating weight of 4,277 pounds, maximum bucket breakout force of 4,250 pounds and maximum arm crowd force of nearly 1,843 pounds. It features a maximum dig depth of 7 feet, 10 inches and reach of 13 feet, 5 inches.

“The addition of the TB216H excavator to the Takeuchi product line is exciting and enables our customers with a product that features dual-power options to work in a broader range of applications,” said David Caldwell, national product manager at Takeuchi U.S. “This brings a versatile and durable option to our customers’ lineup, eliminating the need for a separate machine to work indoors.”