TB 228

TB228 compact powerful performance

Takeuchi’s 3-tonne weight class machine is the TB228 weighing in at 2900kg. 
Compact stylish mini excavator designed for powerful dig performance with massive operating capacity in a compact sized machine.  

Designed for maximum operator comfort features include adjustable seat and arm rests, MP3 socket, increased foot room and good all round visibility.

A 3-tonne mini excavator, the TB228 has massive breakout force and powerful operating capacity for its weight class.

Fully Hydraulic Compact 
Excavator - 3 tonne

  • 2,900kg operating weight
  • 2875mm dig depth
  • 17.5kw engine
  • Rubber or steel track option
  • Two speed tracking
  • Massive breakout force 21kN      

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Across the range Takeuchi minis are uniquely designed for maximum operator efficiency, performance and easy servicing.


The distinctive styled cab provides a very comfortable working environment - designed for maximum operator comfort for all day operating at least 12 % bigger than older Takeuchi models

Operators have the advantage of improved 360° visibility with three well positioned cab mirrors one internal and two external.

Two way auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to the boom arm - controlled with left hand lever or foot pedal. Both hand and foot controls for those operators more familiar with foot pedals often used on larger excavators.

The front window easily retracts into the roof (gas-strut assist) and the front base window is easy to remove and store behind the seat. A one piece toughened glass door, improves visibility, and is much cheaper to replace in the event of site damage


Features the unique tilt-up cab for easy access to critical service areas - easy re-fuelling point, access at ground level to service points and a well positioned hour meter – no more climbing into the cab.

Good warning devices help prevent service issues; battery charge, engine oil pressure, coolant temperature, air cleaner, water temperature and fuel gauge.

Durable design with 100% steel - sectioned panels around the turntable and engine hood can be easily repaired and replaced.

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TB228 Specification

UK Specification - Long Dipper/Rubber Tracks


Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV82A  
Rated Output (kW)/RPM 17.5/2400
Maximum Torque (Nm) 78.4-85.3
Cylinders 3
Displacement (cc) 1331
Electrical System 12volts

Dimensions & Weight

Operating Weight inclusive of bucket and fuel (kg) 2900
Overall Length (mm) for transport 4460
Width (mm) 1450
Height (mm) 2445
Ground Clearance (mm) 300
Min Front Swing Radius (mm) 1535
Slew Radius (mm) 1285
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm) 1450 x 300

Operating Information

Max Digging Depth (mm) 2875
Max Dump Height (mm) 3190
Max Reach at Ground Level (mm) 4720
Max Vertical Digging Depth (mm) 3325
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN) 21
Max Arm Digging Force (kN) 12.9

Hydraulic System

Set Pressure (bar) 210
Pump Type Variable x 2 +Gear x 2
Hydraulic Flow Aux Port (l/ min) 51

Swing System

Boom Swing Angle ( L/R) 75°/°
Slew Speed (rpm) 10
Slew Motor Piston
Slew Brake Disc


Traction Motor Axial Piston
Traction Drive Planetary
Traction Brake Disc
Track Width (mm) 300
Ground Contact Length (mm) 1440
Ground Pressure (kpa) 29.5
Travel Speed (km/h) 2.8/4.9
Maximum Gradeability 30°


Hydraulic System (l) 56
Fuel Tank (l) 53
Engine Lubrication (l) 3.6
Cooling System (l) 4.2



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