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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 capabilites the TB280FR provides solutions for the most demanding applications.


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Operating Weight
     Cab Rubber
18,810 lb (8,530 kg)
     Cab Steel  
19,240 lb (8,730 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth
14 ft 11 in (4,540 mm)
Maximum Dump Height
14 ft 8.4 in (4,480 mm)
Maximum Reach
23 ft 7.2 in (7,195 mm)
Maximum Bucket Breakout Force
16,335 lb (7,409 kg)
Maximum Arm Digging Force
7,037 lb (3,192 kg)
Arm Length
6 ft 7 in (2,000 mm)
Slew speed
10.0 rpm
Traction Force
19,783 lb (8,973 kg)
 Yanmar / 4TNV98CT
Tier Rating
EPA Final Tier 4
 4/202 cu in (3.3 L)
 69.2 hp (51.6 kW)
Rated Engine Speed
 2,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
 227.2 ft-lb @ 1,300 rpm (308 Nm)
Engine Lubrication
9.9 qt (9.4 L)
Cooling System
 14.8 qt (14.0 L)
Fuel Tank Capacity
 26.3 gal (100.0 L)
Fuel Consumption (65% of full load)
2.4 gal/hr (9.1 L/hr)
Electrical System
 12 volts / 80 amps
Traction Drive Type   
Planetary Reduction w/ Automatic Shift Down
Parking Brake
Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released
Track Roller Type
Permanently Sealed, Triple Flanged
Track Rollers
 5 per side
Track Width
 17.7 in (450 mm)
Track Ground Contact Length 
7 ft 3 in (2,210 mm)
Ground Pressure
5.5 psi (38.1 kPa)
5.7 psi (39.5 kPa)
Maximum Travel Speed
     Low Range
1.7 mph (2.7 km/hr)
     High Range
3.2 mph (5.2 km/hr)
Pump Type
Twin Variable Displacement Piston Pumps w/ Two Gear Pumps
Total Hydraulic Flow
 52.5 gal/min (198.0 L/min)
Primary Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow 
 39.0 gal/min (148.0 L/min)
Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow
15.0 gal/min (58.0 L/min)
System Operating Pressure
 3,990 psi (27.5 MPa)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity
 18.7 gal (71.0 L)
Hydraulic System Capacity
 31.7 gal (120.0 L)
Maximum Dig Depth
 14 ft 11 in (4,540 mm)
Maximum Dump Height
 14 ft 8.4 in (4,480 mm)
Maximum Reach
 23 ft 7 in (7,195 mm)
Maximum Vertical Dig Depth
11 ft 5.5 in (3,495 mm)
Overall Width
 7 ft 7 in (2,300 mm)
Transport Height
 8 ft 11.4 in (2,725 mm)
Transport Length
 20 ft 7.4 in (6,285 mm)
Ground Clearance
 12.0 in (315 mm)
Dozer Blade Height
19.6 in (500 mm)
Independent Boom Swing Angle
30° Left/15° Right
Min Front Swing Radius
 5 ft 3.5 in (1,610 mm)
Tail Swing Radius
4 ft 2.4 in (1,280 mm)


  • 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" Rubber or Steel Tracks
  • Available 17.7" Road Liner Tracks


  • Cushioned Main Boom, Arm, and Offset Cylinders
  • Pilot Joystick Controls with Proportional Slide Switches for Auxiliary Circuits
  • Primary Auxiliary Circuit Plumbed to Arm with 1-Way and 2-Way Operation
  • Second Auxiliary Circuit Plumbed to Arm
  • Accumulator
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler and Sight Gauge


  • Main Boom Cylinder Guard
  • 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 Cab 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 Cystem for Air Conditioning and Heat
  • 2" Seat Belt
  • Available 3" Seat Belt

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