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TB257FR Compact Excavator | 5.8 Tonne

The TB257FR Short Tail Compact Excavator has exceptional power, performance, a wide working range, and impressive feature set.  With the unique side-to-side offset boom arrangement the TB257FR provides maximum versatility on site and parallel trenching right up to walls both left and right side.

Product Details


Large Wrap Around Counterweight
Large Interactive Multi-Information Colour Display
Fully Adjustable Deluxe HighBack Suspension Seat
Adjustable Arm Rests and Drinks Holder
Air Con
Skylight with Sunshade/ Rain Guard
In Cab MW-FM/ MP3 Radio/ USB/Bluetooth
Gas Lift-Assist Front Window, Easy Remove and Stow-Away Lower Glass Panel
Cab Mirror - 4 Blindspot Mirrors
Multi Vent Heater / De-mister
Folding Foot Travel Pedals
Foot Rests & Foot Controlled Offset
Sealed Rocker Switches
Internal / External Ancillary Power Sockets - 12V
Switched Roof Beacon Power Socket - 12V
LED Workzone Lighting
Travel Alarm
Emergency Engine Shut-down Switch
Electrical Refuelling Pump
TSS (Takeuchi Security System Immobilizer) 
TFM (Takeuchi Fleet Management)
Stage V Ready - DPF - Low Emissions
DOC+DPF Exhaust After Treatment
High Pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection
Automatic Fuel Bleed System
Dual Fuel Filtration with Water Trap Sensor
Dual Element Air Filter
Automatic Idle
Working Modes: Standard, ECO and High Altitude
Service Interval - 500 hours
Hydraulic Pilot Controls with Pilot Accumulator
Cushioned Boom, Arm & Swing Cylinders
Main Boom Cylinder Guard
Automatic Slew Brake
Boom and Arm Holding Check Valves
Lift Overload Alarm
Auxiliary Flow Adjustable via VDU
Multiple Attachment Presets
1,2,3 Aux Standard, 3rd Aux Pre-piped with Hitch Pipework, 4th Aux Optional
Proportional Auxiliary Controls with Detent
Auxiliary Hydraulics with Independent Isolation Valves
1/2-Way Flow Selector Valve
High Capacity Hydraulic Tank with Fluid Level Sight Gauge
High Capacity Hydraulic Oil Cooler
Compact Near Zero Tail - (Exceeds only 18cm beyond track)
Hinged and Tilt-up Cab
Heavy Duty Dozer Blade with Float
Automatic Load Sensing 2 Speed Travel
Dozer Cylinder Protection Guard
Ground Level Hydraulic Hoses with Steel Spiral Wrap Protection
Maintenance-free Sealed Bearing Triple Flanged Track Rollers
Easy Tension Grease Filled Track Adjusters
Lower Carriage and Blade Tie Down Points


ModelV2403 CR TE5b
Rated Output (kW)39/2200
Maximum Torque (Nm)195.6
Displacement (cc)2434
Electrical System12V 90A
Operating Weight inclusive of bucket, hitch & fuel (kg)6061
Length (Transporting) (mm)5395
Width (mm)2000
Height (mm)2575
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)2000 x 430
Ground Clearance (mm)300
Min Front Swing Radius (mm)1435
Slew Radius (mm)1180
Main System Pressure (bar)240
Pump TypeVariable x 2 + Gear x 2
1st Aux Flow Max Flow l/min105
1st Aux Max Pressure (bar)206
2nd Aux Flow Max Flow l/min 45
2nd Aux Flow Pressure (bar)206
Standard Aux 1st 2nd 3rd
Optional Aux 4th
3rd Aux Used for Hitch
Slew Speed (rpm)9.6
Slew MotorAxial Piston
Slew BrakePlanetary
Traction MotorAxial Piston
Traction DrivePlanetary
Traction Brakedisc
Track Width (mm)400
Ground Contact Length (mm)1980
Ground Pressure (kpa)33.1
Maximum Gradeability30°
Hydraulic System (l)100
Fuel Tank (l)70.2
Engine Lubrication (l)9.5
Cooling System (l)10
Noise Level Sound Power Level (LwA) 98 dB
Vibration Hand Arm / Body  m/sec²≤2.5 / ≤0.5
Hydraulic Breaker TKB302-S,
HitchHydraulic Quick Hitch.

Operating Dimensions

Operating Weight inclusive of bucket and fuel (kg)6061
Length (Transporting) (mm)5395
Width (mm)2000
Height (mm)2575
Ground Clearance (mm)300
Front Swing Radius (mm)1435
Slew Radius (mm)1180
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)2000 x 430
Max Digging Depth (mm)3895
Max Dump Height (mm)3890
Max Reach at Ground Level (mm)6080
Max Vertical Digging Depth (mm)3160
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN)36.6
Max Arm Digging Force (kN)23.1

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)

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Unrivalled Versatility
The new TB257FR features a unique patented side-to-side (STS) offset boom coupled with the near zero tail swing for unrivalled manoeuvrability and visibility on site.

Near Zero Tail Swing
The TB257FR can uniquely fully retract the boom with a loaded digging bucket, then rotate 360° (only exceeding the track by 18cm with 630mm bucket).

Side to Side Offset Boom
Features a unique patented side-to-side (STS) offset boom, excavates both right and left right up to walls.

Stable Platform
The low centre of gravity and optimized counterweight create an extremely stable platform with lifting capabilities similar to that of a conventional machine.

Stage V Ready
Low emission engine – Kubota V2403-CR-TE5B turbocharges engine – low emission and low noise.
500 hour service intervals.

Dozer with Float
Robust steel dozer with cylinder protection guard. Switched activated blade float for ground work finishing.

Robust Design 
All steel construction with hinged and lockable service  hoods.

Heavy Duty Dozer
Robust steel dozer with large steel protection guard on the dozer lift cylinder, ground level steel braided protected hoses robust for tough terrain.

Durable Design
Cushioned boom, arm and swing cylinders for improved longevity and operator comfort.

Safety On-Site
Boom and arm check valves come as standard.


Robust Track Design
Triple flange rollers support the track in multi positions.  The upper roller maintains track alignment,

Easy to Maintain
Sloped design on track frame for easy clean and reduced debris retention

Large Comfortable Cab
Operator will appreciate the spacious, well-appointed cab that is similar in size to the 8t class model. With air con, deluxe high back seat and adjustable arm rests.

Multi Function Colour VDU
Touch screen control to adjust the 1st auxiliary flow and can customize all the preset flow settings from the comfort of the cab.

Ergonomic Operator Control
The TB257FR features well positioned ergonomic controls with rocker switches including switch activated float for onsite finishing.

Smooth Pilot Control
Short stroke joysticks are low effort and very precise for smooth all day operating

Power Performance
High torque and auto step-down travel motors deliver on-demand tracking power when dozing, turning and climbing.

Spacious Footwell
Ergonomic roomy footwell with removable glass and full fold down travel pedals, offset and foot rest.

Easy Access Service Points
Rear full width service engine hood, lockable and hinged overhead for quick ground level maintenance (oil fill and filler points, fuel and pilot line filter)

Maximum Access Tilt-up Cab
Serviceability enhanced with forward tilting cab design for unrestricted access to the engine rear and hydraulic components.

Full Service Access
The right side service door swings out for full access to side-by-side cooling units, battery and air filters.

Electric Fuel Pump
The lower right locking door reveals an integrated fuel transfer pump with auto shutoff. Complete with suction hose and strainer filter with integrated run-back valve for faster on-site fuelling.

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

Hydraulic Access
The upper right side service door provides access to the hydraulic filter and fill points and the breaker flow-tap.