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Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230

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22/06/2017
Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230

Mark Lillywhite of M W Lillywhite has customised the Takeuchi TB230 recently purchased through CBL Newbury.

Mark commented, ‘Takeuchi excavators are typically Japanese - the ultimate reliable machine. The TB230 replaces my TB228 which never let me down. It’s the perfect size to gain access through tight spaces and has the power and smoothness of operation which I demand.  All the additional items are the best in their field, so I now have the perfect excavator. I can rotate, tilt, and grab - all at the same time. Also, I can use my flail mower and other attachments, without removing anything. CBL have provided great dealer support.’

Mark has an ‘Engcon’ EC204 tilt rotator, with twin-locking hydraulic Q/hitch. On top is a ‘Steelwrist’ hydraulic S40 hydraulic Q/hitch. Both Q/hitches are fed by neat hydraulic hoses run down the dipper.

‘Engcon’ MIG 2 joysticks control, both left and right, control to flows using rollers under each thumb. A ‘SVAB’ computer, with GP, controls the hydraulics. Mark can control the blade, high speed tracking and even windscreen wipers, using finger rollers. He has no less than 4 x rollers, and 14 x buttons!

He’s also installed a ‘Cab Care’ front screen and roof guards for forestry work, plus he has no less than 11 x LED lights for night working. There are four amber flashing LEDs instead of a traditional amber light.

Extra home comforts include a reverse view camera, an operator’s fan, plus numerous charging sockets, and a mobile phone mount!

 

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Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230 Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230

22/06/2017

Mark Lillywhite of M W Lillywhite has customised the Takeuchi TB230 recently purchased through CBL Newbury.

Mark commented, ‘Takeuchi excavators are typically Japanese - the ultimate reliable machine. The TB230 replaces...

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