Replacing the TL230 Series 2, the TL8 features a radial-lift loader design, weighs approximately 8,345 pounds, and has a tip load of 6,020 pounds. The TL8 is powered by a 74.3-horsepower turbocharged Kubota engine that meets Tier 4-Final emissions standards with a high-pressure common rail injection system, DOC, and DPF. Double reduction planetary drives provide traction forces of over 9,100 pounds.
The unit has bucket breakout forces exceeding 6,800 pounds and loader lift arm forces of over 6,700 pounds. For reduced flotation, a 15.7-inch track is now standard and helps to reduce the ground pressure to 4.4 psi. Rated operating capacity has been increased by over 13 percent on the TL8 to 2,105 pounds, and can be boosted by over 10 percent by adding optional rear counterweights.