Takeuchi Compact Excavators provide the highest level of quality and performance. Designed for power, comfort and reliability, our compact excavators are the result of extensive research, testing and refinement. The Takeuchi TB153FR Compact Excavator is reliable to own, comfortable to operate and provides unsurpassed performance on the job.

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Operating Weight (w 165 lb operator) Canopy 12,450 lb (5,647 kg)
Standard machine with bucket and rubber tracks Cab 12,681 lb (5,752 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth 12 ft 10 in (3,900 mm)
Maximum Dump Height 12 ft 9 in (3,885 mm)
Maximum Digging Radius 20 ft 4 in (6,195 mm)
Maximum Bucket Digging Force 11,093 lb (5,032 kg)
Maximum Arm Digging Force 5,670 lb (2,572 kg)
Arm Length  5 ft 9 in (1,760 mm)
Slew Speed  10 rpm
Traction Force (lbs)  12,613 lb (5,721 kg)
Sound Level (noise)  76 dB(A)
Yanmar 4TNV88
Tier Rating
EPA Interim Tier 4
Cylinders/Displacement  4/134 cu in (2.2L)
Horsepower Gross (SAE J1995)  39.7 hp (29.6 Kw)
Horsepower Net (SAE 1349)  38.7 hp (28.9 Kw)
Rated Engine Speed  2400 rpm
Maximum Torque  105 ft-lb @ 1440 rpm (143.4 Nm)
Engine Lubrication  8.0 qt (7.5L)
Cooling system  9.3 qt (8.8L)
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)  17.2 gal (65L)
Fuel Consumption (65% of full load)  1.8 gal/hr (6.8L/hr)
Electrical System  12 volts / 40 amps
Traction Drive Type
Piston travel motors with planetary drive reduction and automatic speed step down
Parking Brake  Spring applied, hydraulically released, multiple wet friction disk
Track Roller Type  Permanently sealed, triple flanged rollers with precision metal face seals
Track Rollers (per side)  5
Tracking Width  15.7 in (400 mm)
Track Ground Contact Length  6 ft 6 in (1985 mm)
Ground Pressure (psi) Canopy (4.63 psi)    Cab (4.7 psi)
Maximum Travel Speed
Low Range 1.7 mph (2.7 km/hr)
High Range 3.1 mph (5.0 km/hr)
Pump Type Twin variable displacement piston pumps with two
positive displacement gear pumps
Total Hydraulic Flow (gpm) 14.8 x 2 / 10.3 x 1 / 2.9 x 1
Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow 14.8 gal/min (56.0L/min)
Auxiliary Hydraulic Pressure  3000 psi (20,684 k/Pa)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity  18 gal (68.1L)
Hydraulic System Capacity  21.9 gal (110L)
Max Dig Depth  12 ft 10 in (3900 mm)
Max Dump Height  12 ft 9 in (3885 mm)
Max Reach Ground Level  20 ft 4 in (6195 mm)
Max Vertical Dig Depth  9 ft 11 in (3030 mm)
Max Dig Depth with 2 ft Flat Bottom  12 ft 8 in (3861 mm)
Max Dig Depth with 8 ft Flat Bottom  11 ft 6 in (3505 mm)
Width  6 ft 7 in (2000 mm)
Height  8 ft 6 in (2585 mm)
Length (Transport)  17 ft 7 in (5350 mm)
Ground Clearance  11.8 in (300 mm)
Dozer Blade Height  16.9 in (430 mm)
Independent Boom Swing Angle  30° Left/15° Right
Min Front Swing Radius  4 ft 3 in (1285 mm)
Tail Swing Radius  3 ft 8 in (1110 mm)
Lift Capacities at 9 ft 8 in (3.0m) radius over front, Blade down
over side
+6 ft 7 in (2.0 m) 4015 lb (1821 kg)
3163 lb (1435 kg)
Ground Level 4331 lb (1965 kg) 2676 lb (1214 kg)
-3 ft 4 in (1.0 m) 3844 lb (1744 kg) 2629 lb (1192 kg)
  • Patented side-to-side (STS) offset boom system combined with a zero tail swing allows the TB153FR to slew 360° just inches beyond the excavator's track width
  • Attachment interference prevention system
  • Tilt-up operator's platform for quick service access
  • Six-way adjustable suspension seat
  • Standard safety features include: ROPS/FOPS/TOPS 4-post canopy, travel alarm, retractable seat belt, two front mounted work lights, and safety lockout feature for the operating controls
  • Interim Tier 4 compliant engine that is efficient and quiet
  • Electronic engine monitoring system
  • One touch engine decelerator
  • Automatic fuel bleed system
  • Heavy duty, side-by-side radiator/hydraulic oil cooler
  • Two speed travel with automatic shift down
  • Triple flanged track rollers
  • Straight travel with simultaneous operation of digging and swing functions
  • Increased traction force
  • Electrohydraulic push button control of auxiliary hydraulics
  • Two-way auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to arm
  • Variable displacement piston pumps
  • Precise and responsive, proportional pilot joystick controls with quick change control selector valve for SAE or ISO pattern
  • Simultaneous operation of cab swing and two digging functions with no reduction in working speed
  • Cast iron, wrap around protective counter-weight
  • Hydraulic and fuel sight gauges
  • Remote lubrication of slew and boom swing cylinders
  • Cushioned main boom, arm and swing cylinders
  • Main boom cylinder guard
  • Vandalism protected lockable fuel tank and engine compartments
  • Lockable operator's manual and tool storage compartments
  • Protective routing of hydraulic hoses
  • O-ring and grease seals installed on bucket pins
  • Tie down points integrated into the frame
  • Optional isolation mounted enclosed cab with heater, high capacity air conditioning, deluxe AM/FM radio with Mp3 jack, and retractable front window with cylinder assisted lift and removable lower section