Takeuchi TL120 with mulching head

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by swanny, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    the original owner said the motor was capable of handling in the low 30 gpm. That makes sense about swinging teeth vs. rigid teeth...guess the rigid teeth wouldn't do well on grass.

    It's probably paid for itself over the summer already. Big storm coming up the coast, so I'm sure it'll see some hrs. in the next week or so.
     
  2. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
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    The fixed teeth don't do well on grass.. Higher rpm's help but it's more of a beating the thick stuff into submission.
     
  3. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IibKr7kL12I

    here's a short vid my youngest took of the head chewing on some apple limbs. They are pretty tough and wirey like hickory is, but it still does well considering it's running at less than half of the flow it was designed for.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    i noticed you have this thing up for sale on craigs.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice vid. Pretty impressive for running at half flow. Definitly cool to see it adapted to a skid.
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  6. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    All of my equipment is always for sale. :)
     
  7. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    Helped a friend last spring to clear some of his front yard, so we put the tree tops (mostly oak and hickory...found an osage that was quite nasty to grind on) in a pile that was approx. 16' wide x 30' long x 7' tall when I started. It was pretty condensed as I kept driving on top of it with his CAT when I was stacking the brush.

    Buzzed on it for about 2 hrs. today and got it basically shredded. I noticed 6 months of drying makes the limbs easier to mulch.

    Any estimates on how long it would take if I had a high flow machine?

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  8. stuvecorp

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    What are the specs for that TK120?
     
  9. swanny

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