New floor saws
Wacker Neuson revises the gaso-
line-driven floor saws and re-
en floor saws from
Wacker Neuson have been revised and
now offer additional benefits for end users and contrac-
tors. The redesign has resulted in reducing the hand-arm
vibrations (HAV) even further and now below the exposure
level of 5 m/s² specified by the EU. This enables longer op-
erating times and fatigue-free working.
The new floor saw series includes four models - BFS
735, BFS 940, BFS 1345 and BFS 1350 - with blade diam-
eters from 350 to 500 mm. The wheel base has been op-
timized to provide a wide track with a short wheel center
distance for optimal stability and controllability. All models
are equipped with Honda gasoline engines.
The full-frame chassis is constructed from high tensile
strength steel for rigidity of the frame without increasing
As the center of gravity is located precisely over the cut-
ting axle, the cutting force of the blade is maximized in
combination with an optimal coordination of the torque.
Wacker Neuson claim that the performance of the floor
saws is 20per cent higher thanwith comparable equipment.
Through the infinitely adjustable cutting depth from
120 to 195 millimetres, the gasoline-driven floor saws pro-
duce a high quality, clean cut in various materials. The dou-
ble-face water sprinkling ensures a long service life of the
blade and therefore saves costs.
Tier IV Final
The Takeuchi TB280FR excavator has been released
in to the North American and Australian markets
. It has more power, greater dig depth and reach
as well as higher tractive forces than the model it
The new Tier IV final specification of the Yanmar
4TNV98CT diesel engine provides 51.6 kW Gross
power for potentially a ten percent productivity
Owners of the TB280FR are able to optimise fuel
consumption with the excavator’s auto engine idle
A multi-function colour display
monitor puts the operator in complete
control by providing a clear and instant
view of all vital systems such as particulate
matter accumulation and the lift/load percent-
age on the craning safety system.
The auxiliary output flow has been increased
and is selectable between 148 l/m and 58 l/m,
providing a better match for certain types of ac-
A factory fitted twin pump flow (Hyflow) is
now standard – a feature that will appeal to drilling con-
tractors who appreciate the excavator’s capability to drill
very close to its track frames.
The TB280FR has a standard operating mass of 8,653 kg,
putting the excavator in the CCF 7.5 class (7.5 to 10 tonnes),
however the machine’s operating mass when rigged with a
hydraulic hitch and GP bucket will be closer to 9 tonnes. If
fitted with optional steel tracks with rubber pads, this will
add additional mass of 205 kg.
What was previously the medium length stick is now
standard equipment, giving a maximum digging depth of
4,885 mm (including the hydraulic hitch).
The new TB280FR retains its unique Full Zero Turn ca-
pability, thanks to its patented side shifting boom system.
This enables the machine to work between two walls, ex-
cavating at the front and being able to load a truck placed
behind the excavator.
A major advance is a cabin that features integral ROPS
& FOPS level II protection, with the addition of a retract-
able sun shade.
The TB280FR also retains Takeuchi’s signature self-ad-
justing track tensioning system, triple flanged track rollers,
two way control pattern selector, pilot system accumulator,
auto downshift drive motors and numerous other Takeuchi
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