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    Takeuchi intros TB257FR compact excavator with side-to-side offset boom

    Takeuchi’s latest compact excavator, the TB257FR, features the company’s patented side-to-side boom, which allows offset digging left or right without having to reposition the excavator. The 5.8-metric-ton TB257FR also has a 7.5-inch tail-swing overhang that when combined with the STS boom enables 360-degree rotation nearly within the machine’s https://www.aga-parts.com/sandvik/ footprint. Takeuchi says that makes the compact excavator a key addition to jobs such as road and bridge work, city streets and working in between buildings where crews face tight space restrictions. The STS boom also keeps the counterweight in line with the center of the excavator for added stability. The pressurized cab gets automotive styling with heating and air conditioning, defrost,…