Takeuchi Skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, especially the front. Some engineer has never had to get in and out of a machine multiple times a day. The step in is terrible.
     
  2. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Saw several of these sitting at Folcomer Equipment off of 695 yesterday
     
  3. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    Folcomer in Frederick also has them (2@$39,500 fully loaded)...stopped by last week to pick up some other stuff and played around in the TS70R for a couple of minutes.

    Liked the size of the boom arm to quick connect pin area, but didn't like the exposed tilt cylinder hoses out front.

    Liked the easy access in the engine compartment...fan tilts out. Didn't like the thin grill on the back gate with the cooler right behind it.

    Picked up a wet load of dirt with ease (72" bucket), but was a bit tipsy with it on a slight downhill grade. Wheelbase width is right at 72"...didn't think it had to be that wide.

    Has beefy plate steel in the back towers (1/4" thick I think). Liked the rear bumper and the protection it offers. Tie downs in the front were on the middle boom arm area over top the tires.

    Absolutely hated the step up....can't believe engineers designed it like that. If I had that machine I'd cut out the step and make a new door for it.

    Drive motor pumps seemed like they were working harder than usual in turning the machine on asphalt with no load in the bucket. 2 speed was fast.

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  4. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
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    so is the only thing takeuchi about these, the paint?
    i dont see why anyone would buy one of these terex skidloaders.
     
  5. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes.

    I wouldn't buy one, but the same people that bought Thomas, the old Volvos (scat trak), skat track, patriots, and the old JCBs would buy these.

    I have operated them and the 60hp radial machine is not too bad (a little butt heavy with a counterweight), but the 50 and 60hp vertical versions cycle times were painfully slow. I thought the 80hp large machine was poorly designed. Anybody that has ever gotten into and out of a machine was not involved in the design of the large machines. I think Takeuchi will find it just as hard to sell thes Terex skids as Terex has.
     
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    The design is just bizarre. I looked them over at ConExpo. Surprising: One that this is the best that Terex could do? Two that Tak thought that branding this was a good idea.
     
  7. SunriseGardens

    SunriseGardens LawnSite Member
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    I saw that they had a Perkins motor - wtf?, and then dug deeper. At first I was excited that Tak built a bullet proof wheeled machine but it is all BS. I am leaning towards looking into the larger Gehls. Same controls, lots of power......
     
  8. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think that Takeuchi will find it to be difficult to really sell these. There are just too many little things wrong with the Terex machines and maybe Takeuchi thought that Terex had better brand reputation than they actually do.

    Our walleye season opened up this weekend and I fished over south of GB with a buddy I used to sell Bobcat with. He found out that the large Terex skids have an upper and a lower fuel tank but the sender is in the lower tank so you think you have a full tank even if the upper tank is almost empty. I'd like to ask the engineer what he was thinking when he came up with that idea. :hammerhead
     
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    It makes me wonder why Takeuchi didn't just take their track loaders and put wheels on them, they already have a rock solid platform.
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  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    Because I would have put a VTS on it... :dizzy:
     

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