Takeuchi TB280FR Compact Excavator – 178501720


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The Takeuchi TB280FR sets a new benchmark for compact excavator design and performance. Featuring a unique side-to-side (STS) offset boom and a tight tail swing, this machine offers unparalleled visibility and operational efficiency, enabling full rotation with minimal overhang.














   69.2 HP


   18,810 lbs


   Mini Excavator


   Fenton, MO

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The Takeuchi TB280FR sets a new benchmark for compact excavator design and performance. Featuring a unique side-to-side (STS) offset boom and a tight tail swing, this machine offers unparalleled visibility and operational efficiency, enabling full rotation with minimal overhang. Its carefully engineered low center of gravity and optimized counterweight placement ensure an exceptionally stable platform, enhancing its lifting capabilities to rival those of conventional excavators.

Key Features:

TB280FR Features

Engine and Efficiency:

Equipped with a U.S. EPA Final Tier 4 compliant engine, the TB280FR combines environmental responsibility with powerful performance. The turbocharged engine, complete with DOC+DPF exhaust after-treatment, delivers reliable power under various conditions. This excavator is designed for optimal efficiency and adaptability with features like an automatic fuel bleed system, dual-element air filter, and multiple working modes (Power, Eco, and High Altitude).

Operational Excellence:

The TB280FR’s hydraulic system is a testament to Takeuchi’s commitment to precision and control. Variable displacement, open center hydraulics, cushioned boom, arm, swing cylinders, and hydraulic pilot controls ensure smooth and responsive operation. The excavator’s proportional auxiliary controls with detent and adjustable auxiliary flow allow for precise handling of various attachments, making it a versatile tool for any project.

Undercarriage and Construction:

This compact excavator features a robust undercarriage and frame design, including triple-flanged track rollers and a high-torque planetary final drive. Operators can efficiently navigate challenging terrains with 2-speed travel and automatic shift. The heavy-duty dozer blade with float and large wraparound counterweight further contributes to the machine’s stability and performance.

Visibility and Safety:

The TB280FR is designed with safety and visibility in mind. The cab is equipped with air conditioning, heat, defrost, and a windshield wiper and washer, ensuring comfort and clear vision in all weather conditions. ROPS and OPG Level 1 certification and a deluxe high back suspension seat and adjustable armrests provide a secure and comfortable operator environment.

Takeuchi Fleet Management:

With the Takeuchi Fleet Management system, owners can minimize downtime, perform remote diagnostics, track utilization, and conduct proactive maintenance. This two-year standard service helps control costs and ensures the TB280FR remains a reliable asset to any fleet.

Versatile Attachment Platform:

The TB280FR’s multiple attachment presets and hydraulic circuits, including a primary and secondary auxiliary hydraulic circuit plumbed to the arm, make it an outstanding platform for a broad range of attachments. Whether equipped with a dual pin position bucket, mechanical bucket quick coupler, or main pin hydraulic thumb (all optional), this excavator can easily adapt to various tasks.

The Takeuchi TB280FR: A New Era of Compact Excavation

It offers unmatched versatility, stability, and power, the Takeuchi TB280FR compact excavator is designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern construction, landscaping, and utility projects. Its innovative features and robust construction make it an invaluable tool for professionals seeking efficiency, precision, and reliability.

TB280FR Specs

Operating Weight – Cab (Rubber)18,810 lb(8,530 kg)
Operating Weight – Cab (Steel)19,240 lb(8,730 kg)
Maximum Bucket Breakout Force16,335 lb(7,409 kg)
Maximum Arm Digging Force7,037 lb(3,192 kg)
Arm Length6 ft 7.0 in(2,000 mm)
Slew Speed10.0 rpm
Traction Force19,783 lb(8,973 kg)
Ground Pressure – Cab (Rubber)5.5 psi(38.1 kPa)
Ground Pressure – Cab (Steel)5.7 psi(39.5 kPa)
Travel Speed – Low Range1.7 mph(2.7 km / hr)
Travel Speed – High Range3.2 mph(5.2 km / hr)
Total Hydraulic Flow52.5 gpm(198.0 L / min)
Auxiliary Flow – Primary Circuit39.0 gpm(148.0 L / min)
Auxiliary Flow – Secondary Circuit15.0 gpm(58.0 L / min)
Hydraulic System Pressure3,990 psi(27.5 MPa)
Make / ModelYanmar / 4TNV98CT
Displacement202 cu in(3.3 L)
Horsepower @2,000 rpm69.2 hp(51.6 kW )
Maximum Torque @ 1,300 rpm22.7.2 ft-lb(308 Nm )
Engine Lubrication9.9 qt(9.4 L)
Cooling System14.8 qt(14.0 L)
Fuel Tank Capacity26.3 gal(100.0 L)
Fuel Consumption (65% of Full Load)2.5 gal / hr(9.1 L / hr)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity18.7 gal(71.0 L)
Hydraulic System Capacity38.8 gal(147.0 L)

TB280FR Dimensions

Maximum Reach23 ft 7.2 in(7,195 mm)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level23 ft 1.4 in(7,045 mm)
Maximum Digging Depth14 ft 11.0 in(4,540 mm)
Maximum Vertical Digging Depth11 ft 5.5 in(3,495 mm)
Maximum Dig Height21 ft 2.0 in(6,465 mm)
Maximum Dumping Height14 ft 8.4 in(4,480 mm)
Front Swing Radius9 ft 5.4 in(2,880 mm)
Front Swing Radius with Boom Offset5 ft 3.5 in(1,610 mm)
Tail Swing (Slew) Radius4 ft 2.4 in(1,280 mm)
Transport Length20 ft 7.4 in(6,285 mm)
Transport Height8 ft 11.4 in(2,725 mm)
Ground Clearance12.3 in(315 mm)
Undercarriage Length9 ft 4.0 in(2,855 mm)
Track Width (Rubber)17.7 in(450 mm)
Undercarriage Width7 ft 7.0 in(2,300 mm)

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