TB235-2 Compact Excavator

Ease of transport and an excellent working range make the TB235-2 a great choice for utility work, landscaping and construction. The TB235-2 has all steel construction to ensure long-term durability, a multi-information display that provides the operator with outstanding functionality, and large access panels for easy routing maintenance and inspection.   The TB235-2 is a well-appointed excavator that delivers the power and performance you expect from Takeuchi.

Product Details


EPA Final Tier 4
Automatic Fuel Bleed System
Dual Element Air Filter
Automatic Idle
LCD Multi-Informational Display (Canopy)
5.7" Multi-Informational Display (Cab)
Sealed Rocker Switches
12 volt System with 55 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)
Cab with A/C, Heat, Defrost, Windshield Wiper and Washer, Skylight with Sunshade, AM / FM / MP3 Radio, 12v Power Outlet (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 Mid-Arm
Multiple Attachment Presets
Flow Selector Valve
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 Weight (Canopy)7,418 lb(3,365 kg)
Operating Weight (Cab)7,639 lb(3,465 kg)
Maximum Bucket Breakout Force9,127 lb(4,140 kg)
Maximum Arm Digging Force3,889 lb(1,764 kg)
Arm Length4 ft 9.0 in(1,445 mm)
Slew Speed9.3 rpm
Traction Force9,112 lb(4,130 kg)
Ground Pressure (Canopy)4.4 psi(30.4 kPa)
Ground Pressure (Cab)4.6 psi(31.4 kPa)
Travel Speed - Low1.7 mph(2.8 km / hr)
Travel Speed - High2.6 mph(4.2 km / hr)
Total Hydraulic Flow28.6 gpm(108.4 L / min)
Auxiliary Flow - Primary Circuit15.8 gpm(60.0 L /min)
Hydraulic System Pressure3,553 psi(24.5 MPa)
Make / ModelYanmar / 3TNV88F
Displacement100.0 cu in(1.6 L)
Horsepower @ 2,400 rpm24.4 hp(18.2 kW)
Maximum Torque @ 1,440 rpm68.0 ft-lb(92.2 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)0.90 gal / hr(3.4 L / hr)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity9.2 gal(35.0 L)
Hydraulic System Capacity18.0 gal(68.0 L)


Maximum Reach17 ft 2.9 in(5,255 mm)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level16 ft 10.0 in(5,130 mm)
Maximum Digging Depth10 ft 7.8 in (3,245 mm)
Maximum Vertical Digging Depth8 ft 2.2 in(2,495 mm)
Maximum Dig Height16 ft 5.2 in(5,010 mm)
Maximum Dumping Height11 ft 9.5 in(3,595 mm)
Front Swing Radius6 ft 6.9 in(2,005 mm)
Front Swing Radius with Boom Offset5 ft 5.4 in (1,660 mm)
Tail Swing (Slew) Radius4 ft 4.4 in (1,330 mm)
Transport Length16 ft 0.9 in(4,900 mm)
Transport Height8 ft 2.8 in(2,510 mm)
Ground Clearance11.6 in(295 mm)
Undercarriage Length6 ft 11.1 in(2,110 mm)
Track Width (Rubber)11.8 in(300 mm)
Undercarriage Width5 ft 2.2 in (1,580 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 TB235-2 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, ECO 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 TB235-2 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.