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2.8 Ton Excavator

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0098 - TB 228 - Takeuchi - 2.8 Ton Excavator - Plant Hire - Hirebase

You do not need any operators licence to use these in a private residence

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High performance 2.8 tonne excavator

These powerful machines are ideally suited for working in large areas where there is no limited access. Easy to manoeuvre in most conditions these machines are ideal for trenching, earth moving and landscaping. Most are fitted with a quick hitch system enabling the range of buckets to be changed with ease. These machines have the added feature of a fixed cab with heater or air con and radio and the benefit of variable speed controls which allows faster movement on site when required.

  • High performance 2.8 ton excavator

  • Smooth hydraulic controls

  • Large and comfortable cab with excellent all-round visibility

  • Heavy duty dozer blade as standard

Features and Benefits

  • 2,900kg operating weight
  • 2875mm dig depth
  • 17.5kw engine
  • Rubber or steel track option
  • Two speed tracking
  • Massive breakout force 21kN

Manufacturer Description


Takeuchi’s 3-tonne weight class machine is the TB228 weighing in at 2900kg.

Compact stylish mini excavator designed for powerful dig performance with massive operating capacity in a compact sized machine.

Designed for maximum operator comfort features include adjustable seat and arm rests, MP3 socket, increased foot room and good all round visibility.

A 3-tonne mini excavator, the TB228 has massive breakout force and powerful operating capacity for its weight class.

Across the range Takeuchi minis are uniquely designed for maximum operator efficiency, performance and easy servicing.


The distinctive styled cab provides a very comfortable working environment - designed for maximum operator comfort for all-day operating at least 12 % bigger than older Takeuchi models

Operators have the advantage of improved 360° visibility with three well-positioned cab mirrors one internal and two external.

Two-way auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to the boom arm - controlled with left-hand lever or foot pedal. Both hand and foot controls for those operators more familiar with foot pedals often used on larger excavators.

The front window easily retracts into the roof (gas-strut assist) and the front base window is easy to remove and store behind the seat. A one-piece toughened glass door, improves visibility, and is much cheaper to replace in the event of site damage


Features the unique tilt-up cab for easy access to critical service areas - easy re-fuelling point, access at ground level to service points and a well positioned hour meter – no more climbing into the cab.

Good warning devices help prevent service issues; battery charge, engine oil pressure, coolant temperature, air cleaner, water temperature and fuel gauge.

Durable design with 100% steel - sectioned panels around the turntable and engine hood can be easily repaired and replaced.

PDFs and Specification Sheets

PDF Specification Sheet 1 PDF Specification Sheet 2
Product Manfacturer
TB 228
Height (mm) Cab
Length (mm)
Max Bucket Digging Force (kN)
Max Dump height (mm)
Max Reach at Ground Level (mm)
Rated Power (kW / rpm)
17.6 / 2400
Width (mm) Cab
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