Takeuchi TL8R2 Track Loader is versatile performance machine

Takeuchi TL8R2 Track Loader delivers impressive results, features new automotive-style cab

For contractors looking to add a do-it-all track loader that can deliver impressive results on any jobsite, the new Takeuchi TL8R2 compact track loader checks that box and then some. The newly revamped 9,185-pound TL8R2 provides superior power, strength and maneuverability in addition to a radial lift design that delivers a tipping load of 6,041 pounds. 

“Takeuchi is excited to release the completely redesigned TL8R2,” said Keith Kramlich, National Product and Training Manager. “Takeuchi prides itself on a continuing tradition of innovation and advancing technology, and the TL8R2 is a perfect example of that. Operators will feel more strength, performance, maneuverability, versatility and efficiency in this machine, increasing their profits.”

The track loader is equipped with a Tier 4 Final, 74.3-horsepower turbocharged engine. The diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter minimize emissions for a clean and efficient operation. 

The TL8R2 also features individualized operation modes, including Creep Mode for models equipped with high-flow auxiliary hydraulics. Creep Mode enables operators to precisely match the forward speed of the machine to a particular attachment without the need to constantly adjust the travel lever. It’s ideal when using attachments that require a consistent, repeatable travel speed, such as during milling and trenching.

Designed for operators

While technology and on-site performance have been enhanced, Takeuchi took steps to help improve operator performance as well.

The automotive-style cab boasts a 5.7-inch multi-informational color display with a rearview camera and a sealed rocker switch bank. The design helps boost performance and functionality by providing a wider range of information to the operator.

Also standard on the TL8R2 are the low-effort pilot controls and proportional auxiliary switch that give the operator the precision needed to work more efficiently in a comfortable, fatigue-free environment.

The TL8R2 offers a pressurized cab equipped with a roll-up door, air conditioning, heat, defrost, front wiper and an optional AM/FM/Bluetooth radio.

Quick Specs for the Takeuchi TL8R2 Compact Track Loader

Model              TL8R2

Weight            9,185 lb

Horsepower    74.3 hp

Tipping Load    6,041 lb

Bucket Width  5ft, 6 in


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