The TB230 is a powerful yet compact machine for this popular 3 tonne weight class. With increased power and performance this new Takeuchi provides maximum efficiency on site - featuring many new details, the new TB230 is built for plant hire, ground works and earthmoving.

The TB230 comes with a larger than average sized cab, typically seen on 6 tonne Takeuchi excavators. It features 100% steel wrap-around frame, flat glass panels, check valves to both the boom and dipper, re-fuelling pump and heavy duty dozer blade all come as standard.

The TB230 combines all the proven characteristics of Takeuchi excavators - smooth hydraulics, powerful machine performance and good serviceability in a brand new 3 tonne excavator.


The TB230 offers maximum performance with excellent bucket breakout force of 20.9kN and 12.9kN arm digging force, powered by a 18.2kW Yanmar 3 cylinder engine. 
The new TB230 has plenty of power and greater torque along with a well proven, high performance hydraulic system for greater oil flow for faster cycle times and increased efficiency.

Now with New TSS - Takeuchi Security System as standard 

  • only programmed keys for start-up
  • none programmed keys alert operators
  • standard includes 1 red master and 3 black user keys (can programme up to 13 user keys)

Compact in size - the TB230 has a track footprint of just 1450 x 1900mm.


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Standard UK Specification - Long Dipper/Rubber Tracks


Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV88F              
Rated Output (kW)/RPM 18.2 / 2400
Maximum Torque (Nm) 93.4 - 92.2
Cylinders 3
Displacement (cc) 1642
Electrical System 12volts

Dimensions & Weight

Operating Weight inclusive of bucket and fuel Cab/Canopy
 / 2885
Overall Length (mm) for transport 4595
Width (mm) 1460
Height (mm) 2570
Ground Clearance (mm) 305
Min Front Swing Radius (mm) 1505
Slew Radius (mm) 1330
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm) 1450 x 355

Operating Information

Max Digging Depth (mm) 2835
Max Dump Height (mm) 3230
Max Reach at Ground Level (mm) 4710
Max Vertical Digging Depth (mm) 2165
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN) 20.9
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) 54

Swing System

Boom Swing Angle ( L/R) 79°/58°
Slew Speed (rpm) 10.3
Slew Motor Piston
Slew Brake Disc


Traction Motor Variable Dispension 
Traction Drive Epicyclic Gearing
Traction Brake Disc
Track Width (mm) 300
Ground Contact Length (mm) 1440
Ground Pressure (kpa) 30.1
Travel Speed (km/h) 2.9 - 5.2
Maximum Gradeability 30°


Hydraulic System (l) 56
Fuel Tank (l) 46
Engine Lubrication (l) 4.7
Cooling System (l) 4