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Takeuchi celebrates 50th anniversary of the worlds first 360 degree compact excavator

1 Sep 21 It was 1968 when Mr. Akio Takeuchi, founder of Takeuchi manufacturing was approached by a business partner and builder to design and build a machine that would replace pickaxes and shovels. This request set in motion what would become the world's first compact excavator, the TB300. This new innovation and technology would change the construction equipment industry forever.

Takeuchi celebrates 50th anniversary of the worlds first 360 degree compact excavator

In 1971, Takeuchi manufacturing introduced another world's first, the TB1000 360 degree compact excavator. With an operating weight of 1,000 kg and a dig depth of 1,800 mm, the TB1000 was designed and built for small jobsites with restricted room to work. The TB1000 was released 50 years ago, and Takeuchi has continued to move forward with their vision for improving the lives of builders and equipment operators around the world.

With over 57 years in the compact construction equipment industry, the TB300 and TB1000 wasn’t the only first. In 1986 Takeuchi designed and built the world's first rubber track loader and once again changing the construction equipment industry.


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