TB230 Compact Excavator

With its narrow width the TB230 is able to work on job sites with limited accessibility, and the conventional tail swing design provides excellent stability and greater operator space.  The control valve and hydraulic components are now conveniently  located under the right side cover for improved accessibility.

Product Details


EPA Final Tier 4 Emission Compliant
Automatic Fuel Bleed System
Dual Element Air Filter
Automatic Idle
Multi-Informational Display
Sealed Rocker Switches
12 volt System with 40 amp Alternator
Halogen Work Lights: Two Forward Facing
Engine Preheat
Hour Meter
Travel Alarm
Triple Flanged Track Rollers
Automatic Load Sensing 2 Speed Travel
Sloped Frame with Open Centers
Heavy Duty Dozer Blade with Float
Large Wrap Around Counterweight
11.8" Rubber Tracks
Power Angle Blade with Float and, Bolt-on Cutting Edge (optional)
ROPS / TOPS / OPG Four Post Canopy
Deluxe High Back Suspension Seat
Adjustable Arm Rests
2" Retractable Seat Belt
3" Retractable Seat Belt (optional)
Variable Displacement, Open Center Hydraulics
Cushioned Boom and Swing Cylinders
Hydraulic Pilot Controls
Proportional Auxiliary Controls with Detent
Auxiliary Flow Adjustable from Operator's Seat
Hydraulic Reservoir with Fluid Level Sight Gauge
Primary Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuit Plumbed to Arm
Multiple Attachment Presets
Flow Selector Valve, Primary Auxiliary Circuit
Pattern Change Valve (ISO or SAE)
Pilot Accumulator
Long Arm with Integrated Thumb Mount
Main Boom Cylinder Guard
Dual Pin Position Bucket (optional)
Mechanical Bucket Quick Coupler (optional)
Main Pin Hydraulic Thumb (optional)


Operating Weight6,360 lb(2,885 kg)
Maximum Bucket Breakout Force6,471 lb(2,935 kg)
Maximum Arm Digging Force2,900 lb(1,325 kg)
Arm Length4 ft 9.0 in(1,445 mm)
Slew Speed10.3 rpm
Traction Force6,340 lb(2,876 kg)
Ground Pressure4.3 psi(29.6 kPa)
Travel Speed - Low1.8 mph(2.9 km / hr)
Travel Speed - High3.2 mph(5.2 km / hr)
Total Hydraulic Flow24.2 gpm(91.6 L / min)
Auxiliary Flow - Primary Circuit13.4 gpm(50.6 L /min)
Hydraulic System Pressure3,046 psi(21.0 MPa)
Make / ModelYanmar / 3TNV88F
Displacement81.0 cu in(1.3 L)
Horsepower @ 2,400 rpm24.4 hp(18.2 kW)
Maximum Torque @ 1,440 rpm63.0 ft-lb(85.4 Nm)
Engine Lubrication5.0 qt(4.7 L)
Cooling System4.2 qt(4.0 L)
Fuel Tank Capacity12.2 gal(46.0 L)
Fuel Consumption (65% of Full Load)0.8 gal / hr(3.3 L / hr)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity9.2 gal(35.0 L)
Hydraulic System Capacity14.8 gal(56.0 L)


Maximum Reach15 ft 10.9 in(4,850 mm)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level15 ft 5.4 in4,710 mm
Maximum Digging Depth9 ft 3.6 in(2,835 mm)
Maximum Vertical Digging Depth7 ft 0.8 in(2,153 mm)
Maximum Dig Height14 ft 7.0 in(4,450 mm)
Maximum Dumping Height10 ft 7.2 in(3,230 mm)
Front Swing Radius6 ft 2.7 in(1,895 mm)
Front Swing Radius with Boom Offset4 ft 11.2 in(1,505 mm)
Tail Swing (Slew) Radius4 ft 4.4 in(1,330 mm)
Transport Length15 ft 0.9 in(4,595 mm)
Transport Height8 ft 3.9 in(2,540 mm)
Ground Clearance11.9 in(305 mm)
Undercarriage Length6 ft 2.9 in(1,900 mm)
Track Width (Rubber)11.8 in(300 mm)
Undercarriage Width4 ft 9.5 in(1,460 mm)

Takeuchi Fleet Management

2 Year Standard Service
Minimize Downtime
Remote Diagnostics
Utilization Tracking
Proactive Maintenance
Control Costs

TFM Brochure

Four Pillars

Designed for Success – The TB230 design features a rounded body for improved visibility and functionality, and the conventional tail swing with reduced overhang provides outstanding stability.

EPA Final Tier 4 Engine – Is efficient and powerful and does not require additional exhaust after-treatment systems.

Dialed In – The electronic throttle control makes it easy to set the throttle to the desired position for operation.

Power to Perform – Takeuchi’s powerful arm crowd and bucket breakout forces provide an outstanding blend of performance, speed, power, and versatility. The dual pin position bucket allows more flexibility to adapt to varying job conditions.

Pick Your Mode – Power, and High Altitude modes allow the operator to choose the operating mode best suited to the application.

Stay in Your Seat – Hydraulic flow can now be adjusted from the comfort of the operator’s seat. Additionally, two way auxiliary hydraulics are plumbed to the arm for greater attachment versatility.

Wrap Around Counterweight – Protects key engine and hydraulic components from damage while delivering excellent stability.

All Steel Construction – Protects components and ensures long term durability.

Triple Flange Track Rollers – Provide increased roller to rail contact improving track retention.

Heavy Duty Boom – Designed for many years of service and dependability.

Reduced Shock – Cushioned boom and swing cylinders improves component longevity and operator comfort.

Multi-Information Display – Is easy to read in all lighting conditions and keeps the operator informed on the status of the machine.

Control Pattern Change Valve – Allows the machine to be matched to the operator’s preferred operating pattern.

Comfort and Convenience – The operator’s station on the TB230 is well appointed and spacious for outstanding comfort.

Pilot Operated Joystick Controls – Deliver precise responsive controls, and are low effort reducing fatigue.

Adjustable Arm Rest – Help provide a comfortable operating position for the precision pilot controls.

Deluxe High Back Suspension Seat – Provides weight adjustment along with fore and aft movement and is also equipped with a 2 inch retractable seat belt.

Rear Engine Access – Provides convenient access to daily checks and routine maintenance points.

None Better – The service access hood eliminates the tilt-up cabin, and provides outstanding access to the control valve, hydraulic lines, hydraulic tank, and pattern change valve.

Lockable Fuel Fill – Is convenient and secure. A remote gauge is also provided for assistance when refueling. The system also uses a self bleeding system to provide easier restarts if the machine is run out of fuel.

Keep it Clean – Improved fuel filtration and the use of low sulfur fuel will ensure proper engine performance.