TB280FR Zero Swing Compact Excavator

The TB280FR is Takeuchi's largest zero tail swing excavator.
Combined with an adjustable one piece offset boom, allows offers the operator the ability to work in very confined spaces.
The TB280FR excavator provides powerful 8.4-tonne excavating in work spaces that conventional excavators could not operate . 


The TB280FR can slew 360 degrees almost within it's own track footprint and the unique offset boom controlled by the kingpin re-positions the boom for the best possible excavating positions without moving the track position - where space is limited this feature is very effective where productivity is an issue the offset boom saves valuable time.

  • 8,486kg operating weight
  • 4545 mm dig depth
  • 46.7 kW engine
  • Rubber tracks
  • Two speed travel
  • FR offset system
  • Variable flow hydraulics
  • Servo controls

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. 

One touch decelerator installed on right hand joystick helps reduce fuel consumption when temporarily idled. 

Auxiliary attachments get proportional controls - slider switch on the joystick air conditioner as standard new tier 3 engines meet today's strict emission standards and reduces noise levels for urban and residential areas

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.


  • 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)

TB Mini Excavators


Make Yanmar
Model 4TNV98-WTBZ
Rated Output (kW)/RPM 51.6/2400
Maximum Torque (Nm) 283-308
Cylinders 4
Displacement (cc) 3318
Electrical System 12volt / 90amp

Dimensions & Weight

Operating Weight: Cab(kg) 8486
Length (Transporting) (mm) 6825
Ground Clearance (mm) 315/320
Dozer Blade (W x H) (mm) 2300 x 500
Blade Range Up/Down 525/490

Front Swing Radius

Front swing Radius (mm)  1610
Rear Slew Radius (mm) 1280
Bucket Offset RH/LH 945/805

Operating Information

Max Bucket Digging Force (kN) 46.7
Max Arm Digging Force (kN) 31.3

Hydraulic System

Set Pressure (bar) 280
Pump Type 2 x Variable + 2 x Gear
Hydraulic Flow Aux port (l/min) 146

Swing System

Boom Swing Angle (L/R) 30 deg/15 deg
Slew Speed (rpm) 10
Slew Motor Axial Piston
Slew Brake


Traction Motor Axial Piston
Traction Drive Planetary
Traction Brake Disc
Track Width (mm) 450
Ground Contact Length (mm) 2210
Ground Pressure (kpa) 38.1
Travel Speed (K/ph) 2.7-5.2
Maximum Gradeability 30 deg


Hydraulic System (l) 147
Fuel Tank (l) 100
Engine Lubrication (l) 14
Cooling System (l) 14