TB216H Compact Excavator

The compact size and dual power capabilities of the Takeuchi TB216H allow it to work in a wide range of applications that may have limited accessibility, noise and clean air requirements.  It is ideal for plumbing, landscaping, utility installation, interior demolition, and rental applications.  Performance is identical between the diesel engine and electric motor, and the controls are the same regardless of operating mode.

Product Details


EPA Final Tier 4 Emission Compliant
Engine Preheat
Dual Element Air Filters
Automatic Fuel Bleed System
Electric Motor with High Voltage Connection Provides 100% Emission Free Operation and Full Functionality
Multi-Informational Display
Visual Indicator for Engine Preheat, High Speed, Water Temp and Fuel Gauge
Function Keys Transition Between Hour / Trip Meter, Time and Alarm, and Contrast Adjustment
Hour Meter
Travel Alarm
Triple Flanged Track Rollers
Hydraulically Retractable Track Frame
Automatic Load Sensing 2 Speed Travel
Adjustable Width Backfill Blade
Cast Iron Wrap Around Protective Counterweight
9" Rubber Track
ROPS / TOPS / FOPS Four Post Canopy
Suspension Seat with Fore and Aft Adjustments
Auxiliary Hydraulics Controlled with Foot Pedal
2" Retractable Seat Belt
3" Non-retractable Seat Belt (optional)
Variable Displacement Piston Pumps
Cushioned Boom and Swing Cylinders
Pattern Change Valve (ISO or SAE)
Pilot Operated Joystick Controls
Hydraulic Oil Cooler
Steel Hydraulic Tank with Fluid Level Sight Gauge
Primary Auxiliary Circuit Plumbed to Arm with 1-Way and 2-Way Operation
Top Mount Boom Cylinder
Hydraulic Hoses Protected Inside of Boom and Arm
Long Arm with Integrated Thumb Mount
Dual Pin Position Bucket (optional)
Mechanical Bucket Quick Coupler (optional)
Main Pin Hydraulic Thumb (optional)


Operating Weight4,277 lb(1,940 kg)
Max. Bucket Breakout Force4,250 lb(1,928 kg)
Max. Arm Digging Force1,843 lb(836 kg)
Arm Length3 ft 8.5 in(1,130 mm)
Slew Speed9.2 rpm
Traction Force4,361 lb(1,978 kg)
Ground Pressure4.3 psi
Travel Speed - Low1.4 mph(2.2 km / hr)
Travel Speed - High2.6 mph(4.2 km / hr)
Total Hydraulic Flow13.4 gpm(50.9 L / min)
Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow8.9 gpm(33.6 L / min)
Hydraulic System Pressure3,046 psi(21.0 Mpa)
Model / MakeYanmar / 3TNV74
Displacement60.0 cu in(.99 L)
Max. Torque @ 1,800 rpm38.2 ft-lb(51.8 Nm)
Output Diesel Engine14.9 hp 11.1 kW / 2,400 rpm
Output Electric Motor14.2 hp 10.6 kW / 2400 rpm
Electrical Connection400 - 480 V/47 - 63 Hz / Fused w/ min. 32A
Engine Lubrication4.5 qt(4.3 L)
Cooling System4.0 qt(3.8 L)
Fuel Tank Capacity5.8 gal(22.0 L)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity4.2 gal(16.0 L)
Hydraulic System Capacity6.5 gal(24.5 L)


Maximum Reach13 ft 5.0 in(4,090 mm)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level13 ft 2.9in(4,035 mm)
Maximum Digging Depth7 ft 10.0 in(2,390 mm)
Maximum Vertical Digging Depth6 ft 9.1 in(2,060 mm)
Maximum Dig Height12 ft 3.2 in(3,740 mm)
Maximum Dumping Height8 ft 10.5 in(2,705 mm)
Front Swing Radius4 ft 10.3 in(1,480 mm)
Front Swing Radius with Boom Offset3 ft 9.4 in(1,155 mm)
Tail Swing (Slew) Radius4 ft 4.6 in(1,335 mm)
Transport Length13 ft 6.8 in(4,135 mm)
Transport Height7 ft 4.8 in(2,255 mm)
Ground Clearance8.1 in(205 mm)
Undercarriage Length4 ft 11.9 in(1,520 mm)
Track Width (Rubber)9.0 in(230 mm)
Undercarriage Width - Track Retracted38.6 in(980 mm)
Undercarriage Width - Track Extended51.2 in(1,300 mm)

Four Pillars

Electric Motor – Allows the TB216H to work in applications with zero emission and low noise requirements. It is ideal for indoor demolition, and working in and around food processing facilities, hospitals, and schools.

EPA Final Tier 4 Engine – Is efficient and powerful for greater performance.

Plug and Play – Simply plug in the TB216H to a 3 phase, 400-480v power source to use the machine in electric mode.

Power ON/OFF – Is located on the rear of the machine and engages the electric motor in the on position.

Pump Group – Both the engine and electric motors feature independent pump groups of equal displacement, so there is no loss of performance regardless of operating mode.

Same Controls – For convenience the controls: key switch, throttle, blade control, travel levers, and pilot controls are the same for both the diesel engine and electric motor.

Well Protected – Steel cover and bracing protect the electronic motor and other vital components.

Cable Guide – Ensures cable is in an elevated position away from the tracks.

All Steel Construction – Is representative of product quality and durability.

Cushioned Cylinders – Increase product longevity and minimize shock to the operator.

Triple Flange Track Rollers – Maintain multiple contact points with the track system minimizing the risk of de-tracking.

Top Mount Boom Cylinder – Protects the boom cylinder from potential damage from attachments.

Comfort and Convenience – The TB216H features a spacious operator station for greater comfort and convenience.

Pilot Joystick Controls – Are precise, responsive, and low effort for excellent performance and comfort.

Pattern Change Valve – Puts the operator in control allowing them to choose their preferred pattern, ISO or SAE.

Multi-Information Display – Is easy to read in all lighting conditions and provides the operator with key machine functions and performance.

Adjustable Arm Rests – Can be customized to the individual operator to help to reduce fatigue and improve comfort.

Four Post ROPS Canopy – Provides a high level of operator protection for greater peace of mind.

Swing-out Motor – Opens to improve access to the diesel engine.

Engine Access – With the electric motor swung out access is gained to the dual element air cleaner, fuel filter, engine oil fill, engine oil dipstick, and coolant reserve tank.

Automatic Air Bleed System – Purges air from the fuel system eliminating a potential service call and makes it easy to restart if run out of fuel.

Accessibility – The swing out panel allows for quick inspection of the fuel water separator and side-by-side cooling module.

Lockable Fuel Fill – Takeuchi uses the same key for the ignition and all lockable compartments including fuel fill. The fuel fill also includes a sight gauge to keep from overfilling the tank.

Grease Gun Holder – Is conveniently located on the right side of the machine making it more convenient to perform routine maintenance.