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Takeuchi TL120 vs. ASV RC60

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by swanny, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 656

    Thought I'd post what could be some interesting information regarding these two machines since I have seat time in both in varying conditions.

    Some basics:

    TL120 weighs 5,950#'s, 52 hp, has 49" of 12" wide McLaren Next Gen tracks on the ground (4.5 psi...tracks have over 200 hrs. and have just barely gotten rid of the mold ribs on top of the lugs), tipping load is rated around 3550#'s.

    Rc60 weighs 6,200#'s, 60 hp, has 59" of 15" wide OEM tracks pn the ground (3.1 psi) with 375 light hrs. on them (I'd estimate 90% new), tipping load is rated around #3800#'s.

    TL120 pros:

    hands down has better visibility in the front for seeing corners of bucket without popping your head forwards (especially with cab door), seeing the quick attach during hookup, seeing tracks on sides without having to raise boom very high, and easier getting in and out of cab. Much more room in cab for carrying a chain saw or whatever. Heavier duty in the rear in case you run into something. Can curl much more weight on the forks. Better on fuel and is more responsive and quick at low to mid rpm's (even in low speed). No lag in joystick operation (some folks say it's too sensitive, but I like it). Just a hunch - but I'd say it has less maintenance costs per hour. Has temperature guage vs. idiot light. Easier to grease all zerks and cab tilts up for better accessibility. Underbelly will keep debris out much better. Undercarriage less sensitive.

    RC60 pros:

    better ride (but not by a huge amount with the Next Gen on the Takkie), more stable and less pitchy when running over uneven terrain with a load, higher ground clearance, better ground speed in higher rpm's, lifts a hair more - maybe 200#'s, better floatation on mushy ground, rides up a bit better on hard packed snow mounds. Fuel throttle in a less awkward spot. Better visibility out the rear (but not much).

    As far as traction in snow - anyone want to venture a guess before I post a video? Tell me what machine you think pushes better and if it's close or not. I'll post it later this evening.
  2. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    haha it sounds like you like that takkie TL120!

    Id like to think that the takkie pushed way more snow then the asv did. But then again i've heard people say they can't. but given the right tracks I say it would.
  3. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,240

    I'm looking forward to seeing your video. I liked the 120 size when we tried it out. The other thing is the Next Gen tracks, I think the 'factory' tracks are a huge mistake and have contributed to a lot of the undeserved reputation...
  4. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 656

  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,129

    I think the TL120 will out push, it's got final drives versus the direct drive the ASV uses.
  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,129

  7. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Thats was awesome. I'd love to see a new TL250 up against the RC100!
  8. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    Bah! Damn hollywood special effects!:laugh:
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,280

    I think I hear the ASV cavalary coming?:walking:
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,240

    Very interesting. Is the TK's ground pressure helping it? The specs are close so what's the reason, 2 liters of fury? :)

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