TB280FR Compact Excavator

The TB280FR features a patented side-to-side (STS) offset boom combined with the tight tail swing for unmatched visibility to the work equipment and enables it to rotate fully with very little overhang.  Its low center of gravity and optimized counterweight placement creates an extremely stable platform with  lifting capabilities similar to that of a conventional machine.

Product Details


EPA Final Tier 4 Emission Compliant
DOC+DPF Exhaust After Treatment
High Pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection
Automatic Fuel Bleed System
Dual Element Air Filter
Automatic Idle
Working Modes : Power and High Altitude
Engine Preheat Starting Aid
High Capacity Radiator and Hydraulic Oil Cooler
High Capacity Fuel Filters
5.7" Color Multi-Informational Display
Sealed Rocker Switches
12 volt System with 80 amp Alternator
Halogen Work Lights: Boom and Cab
Travel Alarm
Triple Flanged Track Rollers
Automatic Load Sensing 2 Speed Travel
High Torque Planetary Final Drive
Auto Track Tensioning
Heavy Duty Dozer Blade with Float
Large Wraparound Counterweight
17.7" Rubber Tracks
17.7" Steel Tracks (optional)
17.7" Segmented Rubber Tracks (optional)
Cab with Air Conditioner, Heat Defrost, Windshield Wiper and Washer, Skylight with Sunshade, AM / FM / MP3 Radio, 12v Power Outlet
ROPS and OPG Level 1
Deluxe High Back Suspension Seat
Adjustable Arm Rests
2" Retractable Seat Belt
3" Retractable Seat Belt (optional)
Variable Displacement, Open Center Hydraulics
Cushioned Boom, Arm, and Swing Cylinders
Hydraulic Pilot Controls
Proportional Auxiliary Controls with Detent
Adjustable Auxiliary Flow
Large Hydraulic Reservoir with Fluid Level Sight Gauge
Primary and Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuit Plumbed to Arm
Multiple Attachment Presets
Flow Selector Valve, Primary Auxiliary Circuit
Pilot Accumulator
Pattern Change Valve (ISO or SAE)
Main Boom Cylinder Guard
Boom Holding Valve with Lift Overload Alarm
Long Arm
Full Rotation Capability and Patented STS Boom
Dual Pin Position Bucket (optional)
Mechanical Bucket Quick Coupler (optional)
Main Pin Hydraulic Thumb (optional)


Operating Weight - Cab (Rubber)18,810 lb(8,530 kg)
Operating Weight - Cab (Steel)19,240 lb(8,730 kg)
Maximum Bucket Breakout Force16,335 lb(7,409 kg)
Maximum Arm Digging Force7,037 lb(3,192 kg)
Arm Length6 ft 7.0 in(2,000 mm)
Slew Speed10.0 rpm
Traction Force19,783 lb(8,973 kg)
Ground Pressure - Cab (Rubber)5.5 psi(38.1 kPa)
Ground Pressure - Cab (Steel)5.7 psi(39.5 kPa)
Travel Speed - Low Range1.7 mph(2.7 km / hr)
Travel Speed - High Range3.2 mph(5.2 km / hr)
Total Hydraulic Flow52.5 gpm(198.0 L / min)
Auxiliary Flow - Primary Circuit39.0 gpm(148.0 L / min)
Auxiliary Flow - Secondary Circuit15.0 gpm(58.0 L / min)
Hydraulic System Pressure3,990 psi(27.5 MPa)
Make / ModelYanmar / 4TNV98CT
Displacement202 cu in(3.3 L)
Horsepower @2,000 rpm69.2 hp(51.6 kW )
Maximum Torque @ 1,300 rpm22.7.2 ft-lb(308 Nm )
Engine Lubrication9.9 qt(9.4 L)
Cooling System14.8 qt(14.0 L)
Fuel Tank Capacity26.3 gal(100.0 L)
Fuel Consumption (65% of Full Load)2.5 gal / hr(9.1 L / hr)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity18.7 gal(71.0 L)
Hydraulic System Capacity38.8 gal(147.0 L)


Maximum Reach23 ft 7.2 in(7,195 mm)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level23 ft 1.4 in(7,045 mm)
Maximum Digging Depth14 ft 11.0 in(4,540 mm)
Maximum Vertical Digging Depth11 ft 5.5 in(3,495 mm)
Maximum Dig Height21 ft 2.0 in(6,465 mm)
Maximum Dumping Height14 ft 8.4 in(4,480 mm)
Front Swing Radius9 ft 5.4 in(2,880 mm)
Front Swing Radius with Boom Offset5 ft 3.5 in(1,610 mm)
Tail Swing (Slew) Radius4 ft 2.4 in(1,280 mm)
Transport Length20 ft 7.4 in(6,285 mm)
Transport Height8 ft 11.4 in(2,725 mm)
Ground Clearance12.3 in(315 mm)
Undercarriage Length9 ft 4.0 in(2,855 mm)
Track Width (Rubber)17.7 in(450 mm)
Undercarriage Width7 ft 7.0 in(2,300 mm)

Takeuchi Fleet Management

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

TFM Brochure

Four Pillars

Side-to-Side (STS) Boom System – Provides unmatched visibility to the work equipment and it allows the machine to operate in very confined areas.

360 Degree Rotation – The Full Rotation (FR) design allows the boom to come back over center enabling the machine to make a full rotation in very tight work spaces.

Dual Auxiliary Hydraulics – Standard first and second auxiliary hydraulic circuits greatly improve performance and attachment versatility.

Automatic Step Down Travel Motors – Provide torque on demand when pushing, climbing, or turning in high speed mode.

Blade Float – Is now standard equipment and allows the blade to float freely over the contour of the ground to simplify finish work.

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

Emission Compliant Engines – Provide outstanding power, fuel economy, low noise levels, and long service lives.

Heavy Duty Offset Boom Structure – Uses four large king pins to distribute shock and forces through the main frame via the over sized box reinforced arms for exception durability.

Cushioned Cylinders – Reduce shock to the operator and machine improving comfort and component life.

All Steel Construction – The engine hood, side covers and access panels are all steel for increased durability.

Heavy Duty Blade – Integrated gusset reinforcements and large blade cylinder give you the strength and durability you expect from the class leader.

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

LCD Multi-Informational Display – Is easy to read in all light conditions and provides the operator with outstanding functionality and valuable machine data.

Spacious Automotive Styled Interior – Ensures operator comfort and a functional work space with a large multi-information display, and various function switches for improved operator input.

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.

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

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

Large Travel Pedals – Fully support the operator’s feet for greater comfort and control while traveling. Additionally, pedals are raised off the floor to reduce the build-up of dirt and debris that can limit or impede travel functions.

Tilt-Up Operator’s Station – Provides excellent access to engine and hydraulic components.

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

Heavy Duty Cooling System – The side by side radiator and hydraulic oil cooler features increased cooling capacity and are easy to inspect, clean and maintain.

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.