TB 260


Takeuchi have moved into 6 tonne category of excavators with the TB260 excavator.
It’s not just an expanded 5 tonne TB250, or a reduced 8.5 tonne TB285, the TB260 is the first ever 6-tonne excavator from Takeuchi and fills the gap for this very busy excavator weight class.
The TB260 has now been superceeded by the TB260-2


The TB260 combines all the proven characteristics of Takeuchi excavators - smooth hydraulics powerful machine performance and good serviceability into a larger sized machine.

  • 5720 kg (cab) 
  • 3895 mm dig depth
  • 6130mm ground reach
  • 34.3  kW / 2400 rpm engine
  • Two speed travel
  • Heavy duty dozer
  • Boom and arm holding valves

Compact Size - the new model weighs in at 5720kg with a massive 43.2kN bucket breakout force from a relatively compact overall size - with a machine track footprint of just 2000 x 2575mm; just 1300mm rear end radius makes all the difference on-site in limited areas as does a long ground reach of 6130mm.

Powerful Breakout Force & Increased Reach - powered by a Yanmar 4TNV84T engine, turbocharged, the environmentally friendly diesel engine is fuel efficient - with automatic idle, dial throttle control with economy work-mode and electronic engine monitoring.The TB260 features 43.2 kN bucket breakout force and 25.5 kN digging arm force – high power for a 6 tonne excavator. With a massive ground reach of 6130mm and dig depth of 3735mm the new TB260 offers lots more on site versatility.
Maximum Operator Comfort - built with the the operator in mind, the roomy isolated cab minimises the impact felt with a sliding suspended seat, 10-way adjustable headrest and ergonomically positioned hand and foot controls. Complete with a stylish large comfortable cab with plenty of foot room, high capacity automatic climate control, with heater and defrost options.With excellent all round visibility, retractable front window, large skylight with sun shade and removable lower window section provides for warmer working environments.
Reduced Tail Swing the compact rear side features a shorter than average tail swing compared to conventional 6 tonne excavators combined with rounded corners and enhanced visibility, full 360° helps minimise potential machine damage in restricted areas

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)


Mini Excavators


Standard UK Specification - Long Dipper/Rubber Tracks


Make Yanmar
Model 4TN84T 
Rated Output (kW)/RPM 34.3 / 2400
Maximum Torque (Nm) 160
Cylinders 4
Displacement (cc) 1995
Electrical System 12volts

Dimensions & Weight

Operating Weight inclusive of bucket and fuel (kg) 5720
Overall Length (mm) for transport 5550
Width (mm) 2000
Height (mm) 2560
Ground Clearance (mm) 325
Min Front Swing Radius (mm) 2420
Slew Radius (mm) 1300
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm) 2000 X 430

Operating Information

Max Digging Depth (mm) 3895
Max Dump Height (mm) 4220
Max Reach at Ground Level (mm) 6130
Max Vertical Digging Depth (mm) 2980
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN) 43.2
Max Arm Digging Force (kN) 27.3

Hydraulic System

Set Pressure (bar) 240
Pump Type Displacement
Hydraulic Flow Aux Port / Hi-Flow (l/ min) 57 / 100

Swing System

Boom Swing Angle ( L/R) 78°/55°
Slew Speed (rpm) 9.4
Slew Motor Piston
Slew Brake Wet Friction


Traction Motor Axial Piston
Traction Drive Planetary
Traction Brake Disc
Track Width (mm) 400
Ground Contact Length (mm) 2050
Ground Pressure (kpa) 31.5
Travel Speed (km/h) 2.8 - 4.9
Maximum Gradeability 30°


Hydraulic System (l) 90
Fuel Tank (l) 81
Engine Lubrication (l) 7.4
Cooling System (l) 11

OPTIONS; Wide Steel Tracks, Takeuchi Hydraulic Breaker TKB302-S, Hydraulic Quick Hitch.