TB 138 FR short tail swing

TB138FR Zero Swing Compact Excavator 

Takeuchi's 4 tonne Zero T Swing, TB138FR with an operating weight of 3860kg.
This machine offers the operator the ability to work in confined spaces unsuitable for a conventional excavator. Zero Tail Swing excavators have become the must-have machine in any hire fleet, getting access on built-up sites and  for streetworks


The unique 'STS' offset boom combined with zero tail swing allows a 360° slew, almost within its own track width.

  • 3880 kg operating weight
  • 3420 mm dig depth
  • 21.3 kW engine
  • Rubber tracks
  • Two speed travel
  • FR offset system
  • Variable flow hydraulics
  • Servo controls

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Two speed travel switch conveniently located on right hand travel lever to track speed automatically - adjusting from high to low speed when ground conditions call for additional traction power. 

Roomy cab with well positioned controls, adjustable seat and arm rests for all day operator comfort machine service is quick and easy with maximum accessibility.

The unique tilt-up operator platform gets fitters and engineers greater component access and ground level access panels around the turntable provide for easy daily service schedules

One touch decelerator installed on right hand joystick helps reduce fuel consumption when temporarily idled. Auxiliary attachments have proportional control - TB138FR simple slider switch on the joystick. Air conditioning is available as an option. 

New tier 3 engines meet today's strict emission standards and reduces noise levels for urban and residential areas

TB Mini Excavators


Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV88-BPTBZ
Rated Output (kW)/RPM 21.3/2300
Maximum Torque (Nm) 107.1
Cylinders 4
Displacement (cc) 1642
Electrical System 12volt 40amp

Dimensions & Weight

Operating Weight: Cab(kg) 3880
Length (Transporting) (mm) 4770
Ground Clearance (mm) 295
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm) 1740X395
Blade Range Up/Down 355/290

Front Swing Radius

Rear Slew Radius (mm) 955
Bucket Offset RH/LH 730/700

Operating Information

Max Bucket Digging Force (kN) 26.5
Max Arm Digging Force (kN) 15

Hydraulic System

Set Pressure (bar) 210
Pump Type 2xVariable+2xGear
Auxiliary Flow (l/min) 62

Swing System

 Front Swing Radius (mm) 1325
Boom Swing Angle (L/R) 30deg/15deg
Slew Speed (rpm) 9.8
Slew Motor Axial Piston


Traction Motor Axial Piston
Traction Drive Planetary
Traction Brake Disc
Track Width (mm) 350
Ground Contact Length (mm) 1655
Ground Pressure (kpa) 29.9
Travel Speed (K/ph) 2.5/4.9
Maximum Gradeability 30deg


Hydraulic System (l) 68
Fuel Tank (l) 40
Engine Lubrication (l) 4.7
Cooling System (l) 6



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