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TB216 Compact Excavator | 1.6 Tonne

The TB216 Compact Excavator is the UK’s favourite mini excavator. This compact mini digger provides the operator with a nice blend of power and functionality.  It is designed for maximum operator comfort, performance, and serviceability.

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Product Details


Cab or Canopy (ROPS / TOPS / OPG)
Cast Iron Wrap Around Protective Counterweight
Multi-Informational Display
Multi Adjustable Seat
Adjustable Arm Rests
Drinks Holder (cab only)
Cab with Lift-assist Front Window with Easy Remove and Stow Lower Front Glass.
Cab Mirror - Internal Rear View
Sky light (cab only)
MW-FM/ MP3 Radio/ USB/Bluetooth (cab only)
Auxiliary Hydraulics Controlled with Foot Pedal
Folding Foot Rests, Foot Controlled Offset & Auxiliary
Sealed Rocker Switches
Power Socket - 12V
Switched Roof Beacon Power Socket - 12V
Multi Information Display - Engine Preheat, High Speed, Water Temp and Fuel Gauge. Function Keys - Hour / Trip Meter, Time / Alarm, Contrast Adjustment
Travel Alarm / Horn
Boom & Roof Working lights
TFM (Takeuchi Fleet Management) - Optional
TSS (Takeuchi Security System Immobilizer) 
Stage V <19kW engine - Low Emission
Engine Preheat
Extended Life Coolant
Automatic Fuel Bleed System
Dual Fuel Filtration with Water Trap
Dual Element Air Filters
Easy Access Centrally Located Service Check Points
Service Interval - 250 hours
Pilot Operated Joystick Controls
Variable Displacement Piston Pumps
Cushioned Boom and Swing Cylinders
Top Mount Boom Cylinder
Automatic Slew Brake
Well Protected Internally Routed Hydraulic Hoses
Easy Access 1/2-Way Flow Selector Valve at Front of Machine
Steel Hydraulic Tank with Fluid Level Sight Gauge
Hydraulically Retractable Track Frame 980-1300mm
Load Sensing Two Speed Travel with Automatic Shift
Triple Flanged Track Rollers
Easy Tension Grease filled Track Adjusters
Adjustable Width Dozer Blade with On-board Bolt-on Extensions.


Rated Output (kW)/rpm11.5/2400
Maximum Torque (Nm)52.7
Displacement (cc)854
Electrical System12V 45 Amp
Operating Weight inclusive of bucket and fuel: cab/canopy (kg)1817/1697
Overall Length (mm)3870
Width cab/canopy (mm)1055/985
With extended track (mm)980 - 1300
Height cab/canopy (mm)2360/2280
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)980/1300 x 310
Ground Clearance (mm)205
Min Front Radius of Machine (mm)1480
Slew Radius (mm)1075
Main System Pressure (bar)210
Pump TypeVariable x 2 + Gear x 2
1st Aux Max Flow (l/min)33
1st Aux Max Pressure (bar)210
2nd Aux Max Flow (l/min)10
2nd Aux Flow Pressure (bar)200
Standard Aux 1st
Optional Aux 2nd & 3rd 
3rd Aux Used for Hitch
Slew Speed (rpm)9.2
Traction MotorPiston
Traction DriveEpicyclic Gearing
Traction BrakeDisc
Track Width (mm)230
Ground Contact Length (mm)1155
Ground Pressure (kpa)31
Maximum Gradeability15°
Hydraulic System (l)24.5
Fuel Tank (l)22
Engine Lubrication (l)2.8
Cooling System (l)3.8
Noise Level Sound Power Level (LwA) 93 dB
Vibration Hand Arm / Body  m/sec²≤2.5 / ≤0.5
Hydraulic Breaker
*(Suitable for limited usage)
HitchHydraulic Quick Hitch.

Operating Dimensions

Maximum Reach (mm)4,090 
Maximum Reach at Ground Level (mm)4,035 
Maximum Digging Depth (mm)2,390 
Maximum Vertical Digging Depth (mm)2,060 
Maximum Dig Height (mm)3,740 
Maximum Dumping Height (mm)2,705 
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN)14
Max Arm Digging Force (kN)8.2
Travel Speed (km/h)2.2-4.2
Operating Weight inclusive of bucket and fuel: cab/canopy (kg)1817/1697
Transport Length (mm)3,870 
Transport Height (mm)2,255 
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)980/1300 x 310
Ground Clearance (mm)205 
Undercarriage Length (mm)1,520 
Track Width (mm)230 
Width - Track with Ext Tracks (mm)980-1300
Front Swing Radius (mm)1,480 
Front Swing Radius with Boom Offset (mm)1,155 
Tail Swing (Slew) Radius (mm)1,075 
Boom Swing Angle (R/L)50°/80°

Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM)

TFM is installed on all Takeuchi machines above 4-tonnes, TFM is optional on machines under 4-tonnes.

TFM is a remote Telematics monitoring tool that utilises machine data to better manage your fleet, and to keep costs down by being alerted to machine performance and health.

TFM remotely connects users to their Takeuchi equipment by providing alerts and machine information including location, utilisation, performance, and maintenance data to give insights into where and how equipment is being operated.

Takeuchi is providing TFM free of charge during the initial warranty period. For continued Telematics support for your Takeuchi machines, customers can extend the TFM cover via the local Takeuchi dealership.

Download TFM UK Brochure (PDF)

TSS - Takeuchi Security System

Takeuchi security system as standard.

  • Only programmed keys for start-up
  • Un-programmed keys alert operator via VDU and alarm
  • Includes 1 red master and 3 black user keys (programme up to 13 user keys)

Trust in Takeuchi for…

Compact and Convenient delivers excellent balance and stability with a longer than average track frame (1520mm) in a compact size. 

Stage V Ready <19kW for low emission zones, with maximum efficiency and power, does not require any exhaust aftertreatment systems.

Extendable Track Frame allows this machine to access sites with narrow width restrictions (extending 980-1300mm) with added quick-fit bolt-on blade extensions.

Optimised Boom Design
The long boom and dipper arm delivers excellent operating performance – breakout force, reach and dig depth for greater productivity.

Maximum Operating Performance a dig depth up to 2390mm and dump height of 2705mm with ground level reach to 4035mm, the TB216 outperforms for its compact size.

Powerful Traction Force
for excellent turning and travel in challenging ground conditions, the TB216 features 2-speed tracking for fast cycle times. 

Wraparound Counterweight
Protects key engine and hydraulic components from damage while delivering added stability.

Top Mounted Boom Cylinder Improved excavating visibility and prevents potential impact damage from the bucket and debris contact.

Protected Hydraulic Piping all hoses are routed through the boom and arm for an extra level of protection, and greater visibility when excavating.

Smooth Operation
Pilot controls combine with cushioned boom and swing cylinders help reduce shock and vibration and add to smoother operation.

Strong Track Frame
Maintenance free triple flange sealed bearing rollers. Easy adjust grease filled track tensioning expanders improve track retention.

Easy  Service Access  for regular servicing routines with all-steel lockable service panels.

Comfort & Visibility
Operator station delivers excellent visibility and operator comfort. The TB216 cab has an easy gas-strut assisted lift window, simply slides into the roof space.

Cab or Canopy   ROPS/TOPS offers operator protection and peace of mind.  The large cab offers up to 20% additional room than competitor models.

Smooth Pilot Control delivers precise responsive controls. Smooth hydraulic control increases operator comfort and reduces operator fatigue.

Adjustable Arm Rest  helps to  provide a comfortable operating position for the precision pilot controls for all-day operating.

Multi-Information Display well positioned enhanced
illuminated VDU is easy to read in all lighting conditions, displays key operator information and machine maintenance alerts.

Roomy Cab and Canopy
Excellent foot room on both cab and canopy complete with foot operated auxiliary and offset with fold-down foot rests.

Easy Access to Components
All key lockable service access doors for maximum access and easy serviceability and re-assuring site security on this TB216 compact excavator

Lockable Fuel Fill
Convenient and secure. A remote gauge is also provided for assistance when refuelling. With a self-bleed system for quick restart if the machine runs out of fuel.

Rear Engine Access
Provides convenient access for daily service checks. Central cluster of routine maintenance points including hydraulic tank and filters, air and fuel filters and coolant levels and radiator.

High Capacity Cooling System
Combined heavy duty radiator and hydraulic cooler for optimum cooling.  Lockable grease gun storage for regular all round lubricating.

Beacon Socket
12V switched beacon power socket on cab rear pillar. Battery and electrical components are conveniently located under the operator seat, lockable for added security.

Quick Attachment Set-up
Fast set-up of of hydraulic lines for breakers –  a simple lever from single to dual flow is positioned conveniently at the front of the cab and canopy.