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TB217R Compact Excavator | 1.7 Tonne

The TB217R short-tail compact mini excavator is  a very compact mini digger ideal where working space is limited.
The TB217R compact excavator has short reduced tail swing with the upper structure canopy only exceeds the track footprint by centimetres, allowing operators  to work and rotate right up to walls without potentially damaging  the machine. It’s already a popular choice for utilities and hire.

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Product Details


Canopy (ROPS / TOPS / OPG)
Cast Iron Wrap Around Protective Counterweight
Steel Roof Canopy with Integrated Lifting Points
Multi Information Display
Multi Adjustable Seat and Adjustable Arm Rests
Lockable Storage for Tool Bag and Grease Gun
Key Locked Access Panels
Folding Foot Rests, Foot Controlled Offset & Auxiliary
Sealed Rocker Switches
Power Socket - 12V
Visual Indicator for Engine Preheat, High Speed, Water Temp and Fuel Gauge
Function Keys - Hour / Trip Meter, Time and Alarm, and Contrast Adjustment
Travel Alarm / Horn
Boom & Roof Working Lights 
TSS (Takeuchi Security System Immobilizer) 
TFM (Takeuchi Fleet Management) - Optional
Stage V <19kW Engine - Low Emission
Engine Preheat
Automatic Fuel Bleed System
Dual Fuel Filtration with Water Trap
Dual Element Air Filters
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
1/2-Way Selector Valve Below the Operator Seat
Primary Auxiliary 1& 2-way Operation and Twin Isolation Valves
Steel Hydraulic Tank with Fluid Level Sight Gauge
Hydraulically Retractable Track Frame Width (980-1300mm)
Longer than Average Track Frame for Added Stability (1570mm)
Automatic Load Sensing 2-Speed Travel
Triple Flanged Track Rollers with Sealed Bearings
Easy Tension Grease Filled Track Adjusters
Adjustable Width Dozer Blade with Bolt-on Extensions


Model3TNV 70
Rated Output (kW)/RPM11.5/2400
Maximum Torque (Nm)52.6
Displacement (cc)854
Electrical System12 volt 48A
Operating Weight: Canopy (kg)1680
Length (Transporting) Dozer at rear3460mm 3970mm
Width (mm)980
Extended Tracks Max Width (mm)1300
Height (mm)2345
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)980-1300 x310
Blade Range Up/Down (mm)310/460
Ground Clearance (mm)205
Min Front Radius of Machine (mm)1470
Slew Radius (mm)730
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 Aux1st
Optional Aux 2nd & 3rd
3rd Aux Used for Hitch
Slew Speed (rpm)9.2
Slew MotorTrachoid Gear
Traction Motor Piston
Traction DrivePlanetary
Traction BrakeDisc
Track Width (mm)230
Ground Contact Length (mm)1205
Ground Pressure (kpa)26.9
Maximum Gradeability15°
Hydraulic System (l)24
Fuel Tank (l)22
Engine Lubrication (l)2.8
Cooling System (l)3.9
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

 Max Digging Depth (mm) 2390
Max Dump Height (mm)2545
Max Reach Ground Level (mm)3945
Max Vert Dig Depth (mm)1970
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN)14
Max Arm Digging Force (kN)8.2
Travel Speed (km/h)2.2 / 4.2
Operating Weight: Cab (kg)1680
Length (Transporting) Dozer at rear (mm)3460/3970
Width - Extended Tracks (mm)980-1300
Height (mm)2345
Ground Clearance (mm)205
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)980-1300 x310
Blade Range Up/Down (mm) 310/460
Rear Slew Radius (mm)730
Bucket Offset (RH/LH) (mm)555 / 395
Boom Swing Angle (L/R)70° / 50°

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.

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TSS - Takeuchi Security System

TSS Takeuchi security system is available as standard.

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

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Compact and Convenient
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7R delivers a high-performance short tail mini excavator. Available as a canopy-only compact mini with excellent balance and stability.

Stage V Ready (<19kW)
Meets the latest regulations for low emission zones, no requirement for exhaust after-treatment systems.

Excellent Working Range
The longer dipper arm and track frame provide added stability for excellent operating parameters.

Reduced Tail Swing
The TB217R has just 70mm overhang at  90° to extended track, with a slew radius of 730mm. Perfect for limited working radius including streetworks.

Expandable Track Frame
The TB217R track frame adjusts from 980 to 1300mm, getting access in narrow spaces. Added track width gives greater operating stability. 

Maximum Productivity
With simultaneous operation of swing and digging functions alongside two speed travel the TB217R achieves maximum fast cycle times.

Wraparound Counterweight
The heavy-duty wraparound helps protect key engine and hydraulic components from damage while delivering excellent stability.

Top Mount Boom Cylinder
he  fabricated steel boom and dipper provide maximum strength.  With well protected internally routed top mounted hydraulic cylinders. 

Protected Hydraulic Plumbing  all hoses are routed through the boom and arm for an extra level of protection, and greater visibility of the work equipment. 

All Steel Construction
100% steel protects components and ensures long term durability.

takeuchi tb217r digger with operator showing bucket full of sand and the lifting capabilities of this takeuchi spec

Tough on Site
Built for tough working environments, the TB217R has a robust machine construction.

Triple Flange Track Rollers provide increased roller to rail contact improving track retention on rough terrain.

Compact Canopy
the TB217R canopy offers a comfortable working space for operators, easy to access with good leg and foot room.

Multi-Information Display is easy to read in all lighting conditions and keeps the operator informed on the status of the machine.

All Round  Visibility
the comfortable canopy delivers excellent all round visibility along with roof and boom mounted workzone lighting.

Easy Auxiliary Set-Up
The 1-2 way breaker valve located below the operator seat in a lockable service panel.

Excellent Foot Room
The TB217R canopy offers maximum foot room with offset and breaker auxiliary and fold down foot rests.

Smooth Pilot Control delivers precise responsive controls for operators for maximum operator comfort.

Maximum Service Access
Large full width service door provides for full engine service access. 250 hours service intervals.

Lockable Fuel Fill
With a 22 litre fuel tank and remote gauge provides assistance when refuelling and a self-bleed system for easy restarts if the machine runs out of fuel.

Under Seat Component Access the battery and electrical components are conveniently located under the operators seat along with the pattern change valve.

Maximum On-site Protection
Maximum protection with a heavy-duty all steel roof canopy, incorporating lifting points.

Stage V Ready <19kW
For maximum efficiency and power, the TB217 does not require any exhaust after-treatment systems

Service Storage
A convenient bracket for the grease gun and toolbox area behind the seat.