High Specification Compact Excavator

The TB290-2 combines all the proven characteristics of Takeuchi excavators - smooth hydraulics, powerful machine performance and good serviceability into a larger sized excavator.

The TB290-2 meets the growing demand for a compact Takeuchi operating in the 8-10 tonne weight class, with Stage V compliant engine the TB290-2 can work in low emission zones.

The new TB290-2 comes with all round LED lighting and factory fitted hitch pipework as standard.

The TB290-2 is a top of the range high specification excavator - built for discerning operators and high quality plant hire.

Takeuchi TB290-2 - Fully Hydraulic Compact Excavator 9.0 tonne

  • 8,400 kg operating weight with option for steel tarcks/ 2-piece boom 
  • 4,580 mm dig depth
  • 52.0 kW engine
  • Rubber or steel track options available
  • Two speed travel
  • Variable flow hydraulics
  • Servo controls
  • TOPS/FOPS cab
  • LED lights as standard
  • Factory fitted hydraulic hitch pipework as standard

  • Now available with 2 piece boom

Takeuchi’s New 9.0 tonne Excavator - brings powerful excavating and breakout force in a very compact machine size.
The TB290-2 features significantly more bucket and boom arm breakout force compared to earlier models including: the TB285 and TB175 models.
The standard long arm provides a ground level reach of 7290mm and digging depth of 4580mm.
Dual boom cylinders with hose burst check valve provide added lifting power and additional clearance for bucket and attachments.


The compact TB290-2 features a shorter than average tail swing compared to conventional 9-tonne excavators. Just 1650mm tail swing and only 540mm overhang at 90 degrees to the tracks, combined with rounded corners and enhanced visibility helps minimize potential machine damage in restricted areas.


A heavy duty dozer (500mm high) with increased operating range comes as standard for efficient on-site finishing and grading with a well protected cylinder. Two-speed tracking with auto step down when dozing.


A larger stylish cab with roof guard as standard, ROPS/FOPS, improved visibility and easier operator accessibility.
Standard features include; top window with sun shade, automatic air conditioning /climate control, MP3 socket, adjustable high back suspension seat and adjustable arm rests.


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)

TB290-2  Brochure PDF

tb290-2 Specification

Standard UK Specification Long Dipper / Rubber Tracks
Available with 2 piece boom


Model 4THV98CT - WTB
Rated Output (kW)/RPM 69/2000
Maximum Torque (Nm) 308
Cylinders 4
Displacement (cc) 3318
Electrical System 12volt / 90amp

Mono Boom Machine weight kg 8400
2 Piece Boom Machine weight kg  8715
Length (Transporting) (mm) 6660
Width (mm) 2300
Height (mm) 2550
Ground Clearance (mm) 370
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm) 2300 x 500

Swing System

Min Front Offset Swing (mm) 2495
Tail Swing (mm) 1650

Operating Information

Max Digging Depth (mm) 4580
Max Dump Height (mm) 5260
Max Reach at Ground Level (mm) 7290
Max Vertical Digging Depth (mm) 3820
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN) 59.1
Max Arm Digging Force (kN) 36.3

Hydraulic System

Set Pressure (bar) 27.5 x1 24.0 x 1 3.4 x 1
Pump Type Variable (P1) + Gear (P2 P3)
Hydraulic Pump Flow Aux port (l/min) 160 x 1 + 60.6 x 1 + 16 x 1
Auxiliary Flow (l/min) 100

Swing System

Boom Swing Angle (L/R) 70°/60°
Slew Speed (rpm) 10.3
Slew Motor Axial Piston
Slew Brake Disc


Traction Motor Axial Piston
Traction Drive Planetary
Traction Brake Disc
Track Width (mm) 450
Ground Contact Length (mm) 2210 / 2180
Ground Pressure (kpa) 37.6 / 39.4
Travel Speed (K/ph) 2.6-5/2.5-4.8
Maximum Gradeability 35


Hydraulic System (l) 140
Fuel Tank (l) 128
Engine Lubrication (l) 10.2
Cooling System (l) 14


OPTIONS; Wide Steel Tracks, Takeuchi Hydraulic Breaker TKB402-S, Travel Alarm, Cabin Work Light, Front Guard, Arm Holding Valve, Hydraulic Quick Hitch.