Takeuchi TB280FR Excavator

Takeuchi continues to raise the bar with the Takeuchi  TB280FR mini excavator. The TB280FR zero swing excavator is the latest “Full Rotation” excavator from Takeuchi. The patented side-to-side (STS) boom system and tight tail swing enable the TB280FR to rotate a full 360° with very little overhang.  With its low center of gravity and excellent balance, the TB280FR is an extremely stable platform.  Additionally, the TB280FR now boasts a turbocharged engine that is EPA Final Tier 4 compliant and delivers over 9% more  horsepower than the TB180FR.  The operator’s cabin features an automotive styled interior complete with a color multi-information display, multiple working modes, new function switches, and an improved blade control lever that includes blade float.  With its exceptional performance features and unique capabilities the TB280FR provides solutions for the most demanding applications.

For more information, or to demo the Takeuchi TB280FR mini excavatorplease call us at 1-800-DURANTE or visit one of our showrooms in the tri-state area. Don’t forget to ask about our 0% financing!

Performance. Durability. Operator Comfort. Serviceability.

Click the tabs below to view the Takeuchi TB280FR mini excavator product specifications.

Maximum Dig Depth
Maximum Dump Height
Maximum Reach
Maximum Vertical Did Depth
Overall Width
Transport Height
Transport Length
Ground Clearance
Dozer Blade Height
Independ. Boom Swing Angle
Min Front Swing Radius
Tail Swing Radius
14 ft 11 in (4,540 mm)
14 ft 8.4 in (4,480 mm)
23 ft 7 in (7,195 mm)
11 ft 5.5 in (3,495 mm)
7 ft 7 in (2,300 mm)
8 ft 11.4 in (2,725 mm)
20 ft 7.4 in (6,285 mm)
12.0 in (315 mm)
19.6 in (500 mm)
30° Left / 15° Right
5 ft 3.5 in (1,610 mm)
4 ft 2.4 in (1,280 mm)

Operating Weight
Cab Rubber
Cab Steel
Maximum Digging Depth
Maximum Dump Height
Maximum Reach
Maximum Bucket Breakout Force
Maximum Arm Digging Force
Arm Length
Slew Speed
Traction Force
18,810 lbs (8,530 kg)
19,240 lbs (8,730 kg)
14 ft 11 in (4,540 mm)
14 ft 8.4 in (4,480 mm)
23 ft 7 in (7,195 mm)
16,335 lbs (7,409 kg)
7,037 lbs (3,192 kg)
6 ft 7 in (2,000 mm)
10.0 rpm
19,783 lbs (8,973 kg)


Traction Drive Type
Parking Brake
Track Roller Type
Track Rollers
Track Width
Track Ground Contact Length
Ground Pressure
Maximum Travel Speed
Low Range
High Range Capacity
Planetary Reduction and Auto Shift Down
Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released
Permanently Sealed, Triple Flanged
5 per side
17.7 in (450 mm)
7 ft 3 in (2,210 mm)
5.5 psi (38.1 kPa)
5.7 psi (39.5 kPa)
1.7 mph (2.7 km / hr)
3.2 mph (5.2 km / hr)

Pump Type
Total Hydraulic Flow
Primary Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow
Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow
System Operating Pressure
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity
Hydraulic System Capacity
Twin Variable Displacement Piston Pumps w/2 Gear Pumps
52.5 gal / min (198.0 L / min)
39.0 gal / min (148.0 L / min)
15 gal / min (58.0 L / min)
3,990 psi (27.5 MPa)
18.6 gal (70.6 L)
31.7 gal (120.0 L)

Make / Model
Tier Rating
Cylinders / Displacement
Horsepower Gross (ISO 14396)
Horsepower Net (SAE 1349)
Rated Engine Speed
Maximum Torque
Engine Lubrication
Cooling System
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel Consumption (65% of full load)
Electrical System
Yanmar / 4TNV98CT
EPA Final Tier 4
4 / 202 cu in (3.3 L)
69.2 hp (51.6 kW)
66.5 hp (49.6 kW)
2,000 rpm
223 ft-lb @ 1,475 rpm (302 Nm)
10.8 qt (10.2 L)
10.0 qt (9.5 L)
26.3 gal (99.0 L)
2.4 gal / hr (9.1 L / hr)
12 volts / 80 amps


  • EPA Final Tier 4 compliant
  • Automatic fuel bleed system
  • Extended life coolant
  • Dual element air filter
  • Automatic idle
  • Engine modes include: Power, Eco and High Altitude
  • High capacity radiator
  • High capacity fuel filters


  • Multi-information display includes: digital gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, engine speed, PM (particulate matter) accumulation and lift load percentage
  • Audible and/or visual alerts for battery level, engine oil pressure, fuel/water sensor, high engine coolant temperature, engine air filter restriction, fuel filter restriction, low fuel level, automatic idle, regeneration status, engine preheat, travel speed indicator, work light indicator, blade float indicator
  • 12 Volt system with 55 amp alternator
  • Multi-function switch bank
  • work lights: boom
  • Engine preheat
  • Travel alarm and horn


  • Triple flanged track rollers
  • Automatic track tensioning system
  • Sloped frame with open centers
  • Two-speed travel with automatic shift
  • Heavy-duty dozer blade
  • Large wrap around counterweight
  • 17.7 in Rubber tracks or steel tracks
  • Available 17.7 in road liner tracks


  • Cushioned main boom, arm, and offset cylinders
  • Pilot joystick controls with proportional slide switches for auxiliary circuits
  • Primary auxiliary hydraulic circuit plumbed to arm with 1-way and 2-way operation
  • Second auxiliary circuit plumbed to arm
  • Accumulator
  • Hydraulic oil cooler and sight gauge


  • Single boom cylinder
  • Patented side-to-side (STS) offset boom system
  • Long arm
  • Available dual pin position bucket
  • Available mechanical bucket quick coupler
  • Available main pin hydraulic thumb


  • Enclosed can with air conditioner, heat, defrost, wiper and AM/FM/MP3 radio
  • Tilt-up operator station
  • Adjustable, high back suspension seat
  • Quick change control pattern (ISO or SAE)
  • Proportional slide switch for auxiliary hydraulics
  • Automatic climate control system for air conditioning and heat
  • 2″ seat belt
  • Available 3″ seat belt

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