Takeuchi TL150

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Siteprep, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Siteprep

    Siteprep LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 21

    Hi all, Im new to the forum but have observed for several months.
    I own a grading & excavation company, we do a lot of site preparation and erosion control. I just bought a new TL150 and I was wondering if anyone on here owns one or if you have any input on takeuchi products. I demoed several different track machines and I could not find one that matched the power the 150 has. Thanks for any input
     
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,131

    I run their excavators. Quality products. No frills, but very reliable.
     
  3. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    I have not run one but I know allot of people praise them on here. I have been around one though a little. They also make the Gehl CTL which is the same machine.
     
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I own a TL 140.

    Soon too own a Takeuchi excavator as well.

    They have a good product.
    They have there faults ,but overall in my opinion are the most proven track machine.

    Keep us informed on the performance.
     
  5. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    we have a TL130 and demoed a 150 before we bought the 130 and LOVE IT...just replaced the tracks after 800 hours, but other than that its been great...just make sure you keep tension in the tracks or they have a tendancy to pop
     
  6. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    Yep. You also don't want your tracks too tight, either. Check your manual for the proper slack. You need a little play in them.
     
  7. Siteprep

    Siteprep LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 21

    Hey Digger when you say they "pop" do you mean slide off the track and what kind of work do you use your 130 for. The manufacturer claims that the tracks get up to 2000 hrs if taken care of. When I was at the dealer buying the 150 a guy had his there for service and it had 1200 hrs. the tracks looked at least 75%. He cleared lots and does some concrete work with it.
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I cannot find that in my owners manual or was not told that by my salesman.

    Look at 1000 hrs as expected life.

    If you are easy on it and use it only on dirt it will last longer.


    The TL130 does have a narrower track than the TL140/150.
    The TL 150 also has a different track design than the TL 130/140.
     
  9. Siteprep

    Siteprep LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 21

    Sorry, should have elaborated more. When I was at a trade show it was on display and a person from the factory was there, he told me about the track life. Now that was for the 150 I did not inquire about the others.
    He did say that track life all depends on the operator and environment.
     
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Interesting.

    They import them here in Ga.
    There main dist is North of Atlanta.
     

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