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TB280FR Compact Excavator | 8.5 Tonne

The TB280FR Compact Excavator features a unique patented side-to-side (STS) offset boom combined with near zero tail swing for unmatched versatility and visibility on site. The only excavator with the ability to fully retract the boom and fully loaded digging bucket then fully rotate 360°, while only exceeding the track by 12cm.

Product Details


Large Wrap Around Counterweight
Large Interactive Multi-Information Colour Display
Fully Adjustable Deluxe HighBack Suspension Seat
Adjustable Arm Rests
Air Con
Skylight with Sunshade
In Cab AM / 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
Large Fully Supporting Foot Travel Pedals
Foot Rests & Foot Controlled Offset
Sealed Rocker Switches
Internal / External Ancillary Power Sockets - 12V / USB
Switched Roof Beacon Power Socket - 12V
LED Workzone Lighting x 3
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
High Capacity Radiator
Automatic Idle
Working Modes: Standard, ECO and High Altitude
Service Interval - 250 hours
Side-to-Side (STS) Boom
Hydraulic Pilot Controls with Pilot Accumulator
Cushioned Boom, Arm & Swing Cylinders
Automatic Slew Brake
Boom and Arm Holding Check Valves /Lift Overload Alarm
Boom Holding Valve with Integrated Lift Overload Alarm
Auxiliary Flow Adjustable from In-Cab VDU
Multiple Attachment Presets
Auxiliary Hydraulics with Independent Isolation Valves
Aux Ports: 1st + 2nd Aux, 3rd Hardlock for Hitch, 4th Aux Optional
Proportional Auxiliary Controls with Detent
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 12cm beyond track)
Hinged and Tilt-up Cab
Heavy Duty Dozer Blade with Float
Dozer Cylinder Protection Guard
Ground Level Hydraulic Hoses with Steel Spiral Wrap Protection
Automatic Load Sensing 2 Speed Travel
Triple Flanged Sealed Bearing Track Rollers
Automatic Hydraulic Track Tensioning System
Tie Down Anchor Points
Steel Tracks - Optional


Rated Output (kW)/RPM51.6/2400
Maximum Torque (Nm)308
Displacement (cc)3318
Electrical System12volt / 90amp
Operating Weight: Cab (kg)8530
Width (mm)2300
Height (mm)2725
Length (Transporting) (mm)6285
Ground Clearance (mm)315
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)2300 x 500
Blade Range Up/Down (mm)500/715
Front swing Radius (mm) 1610
Rear Slew Radius (mm)1280
Main System Pressure (bar)280
Pump TypeVariable x 2 + Gear x 2
1st Aux Max Flow (l/min)148
1st Aux Max Pressure (bar)206
2nd Aux Max Flow (l/min)59
2nd Aux Flow Pressure (bar)206
Standard Aux 1st 2nd & 3rd
Optional Aux4th
3rd AuxUsed for Hitch
Slew Speed (rpm)10
Slew MotorAxial Piston
Slew BrakeWet Friction Plate
Traction MotorAxial Piston
Traction DrivePlanetary
Traction BrakeDisc
Track Width (mm)450
Ground Contact Length (mm)2210
Ground Pressure (kpa)38.1
Maximum Gradeability30°
Hydraulic System (l)147
Fuel Tank (l)100
Engine Lubrication (l)9.4
Cooling System (l)14
Noise Level Sound Power Level (LwA) 99 dB
Vibration Hand Arm / Body  m/sec²≤2.5 / ≤0.5
Hydraulic Breaker
*(Suitable for limited usage)
HitchHydraulic Quick Hitch.

Operating Dimensions

Max Dig Depth (mm)4540
Max Dump Height (mm)4480
Max Ground Reach (mm)7045
Max Vertical Digging Depth (mm)3495
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN)46.7
Max Arm Digging Force (kN)31.3
Travel Speed (km/h)2.7-5.2
Operating Weight: Cab (kg)8530
Length (Transporting) (mm)6285
Width (mm)2170
Height (mm)2725
Ground Clearance (mm)315/320
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm)2300 x 500
Blade Range Up/Down (mm)525/490
Front swing Radius (mm) 1610
Rear Slew Radius (mm)1280
Bucket Offset RH/LH (mm)945/805
Boom Swing Angle (L/R)30°/15°

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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Side-to-Side (STS) Boom
Provides unmatched visibility to the work equipment and it allows the machine to operate in very confined areas.  Excavates wall-side both left and right.

360 Degree Rotation
The Full Rotation (FR) design allows the boom to come back over centre enabling the machine to make a full rotation in very tight workspaces. 

STS Versatility
The unique STS boom can position anywhere across the front of the machine without any reduction in dig depth or ground reach. 

Automatic Step-Down Travel Motors
Provide torque on demand when pushing, climbing, or turning in high speed mode.

Pick Your Mode
Power, and High-Altitude modes allow the operator to choose the operating mode best suited to the application. Electronic throttle control combined with auto deceleration and eco-mode provides maximum fuel efficiency and reduced carbon footprint.

Complete with Float Blade
Fitted as standard to allow the blade to float freely over the contour of the ground to simplify finishing work.

Stage V Ready
Emission Compliant Engines
Provide outstanding power, fuel economy, low noise levels, and 250 hour service intervals

Robust Offset Boom Structure
Heavy-duty kingpost, pins and bushes, boom and blade cylinder guards and all steel construction.

Cushioned Cylinders
Cushioning on the boom and arm cylinders improves component longevity and operator comfort.

All Steel Construction
Protects components and ensures long term durability. Rounded counterweight and flush fitting steel panels.

Heavy Duty Blade
Strong, purpose built robust undercarriage and dozing blade, combined with ground level steel braided protected hoses robust for tough terrain.

Triple Flange Track Rollers
Provide increased roller to rail contact improving track retention for smoother travel. Automatic hydraulic track tensioning expanders improve track retention.

Spacious Styled Interior
Ensures operator comfort and a functional workspace with a large multi-information display and sealed rocker switches.

LCD Multi-Informational Display
Easy to read in all light conditions. The large multi-function display highlights real time machine health.

Deluxe High Back Suspension Seat
The stylish cab features include air con as standard, deluxe high back seat and adjustable arm rests.

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

LED Lighting four forward facing wide beam LED working lamps on the roof and boom offer enhanced visibility.
Top Glass with Sunshade reduces glare and improves visibility of any overhead obstacles when truck loading.

Large Travel Pedals
Fully support the operator’s feet for greater comfort and control while traveling. Additionally, pedals are raised off the floor to reduce the build-up of debris.

Rear Engine Access
The rear engine hood provides quick and easy ground level access for daily maintenance checks to minimise service downtimes. The central cluster of key service points delivers faster servicing and less downtime.

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

Heavy Duty Cooling System
The side by side radiator and hydraulic oil cooler features increased cooling capacity and are easy to inspect, clean and maintain. 

Easy Access Hydraulics
The hydraulic tank is conveniently situated on the cab right hand side with easily accessible sight gauge, fill point and internal filters, with the addition of a lockable maintenance toolbox mounted above complete with tools and tool bag.

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

Refuelling Pump
Easy access electric refuelling pump with auto shut-off as standard,  a remote gauge assists when refuelling and a self-bleed system for easy restart if out of fuel.