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 TB235 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 7,650 lb (3,469 kg)
   Standard machine with bucket and rubber tracks Cab 7,950 lb (3,605 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth 11 ft 2 in (3,400 mm)
Maximum Dump Height 12 ft 6 in (3,815 mm)
Maximum Digging Radius 17 ft 6 in (5,345 mm)
Maximum Bucket Digging Force 8,582 lb (3,893 kg)
Maximum Arm Digging Force 3,597 lb (1,632 kg)
Arm Length 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
Traction Force (lbs) 8,871 lb (4,024 kg)
Sound Level (noise) 75 dB(A)
Yanmar 3TNV88
Cylinders/Displacement  3/100 cu in (1.6L)
Horsepower Gross (SAE J1995)   29.8 hp (22.2 Kw)
Horsepower Net (SAE 1349)   28.8 hp (21.5 Kw)
Rated Engine Speed  2400 rpm
Maximum Torque  79 ft-lb @ 1440 rpm (107 Nm)
Engine Lubrication   5 qt (4.7L)
Cooling system  9.2 qt (8.7L)
Fuel Tank Capacity  14 gal (53L)
Fuel Consumption (65% of full load)  0.9 gal/hr (3.4L/hr)
Electrical System  12 volts / 40 amps
Traction Drive Type
Hydrostatic drive system with automatic shift down
Parking Brake  Spring applied, hydraulically released, multiple wet friction disk
Track Roller Type  Large, permanently sealed rollers with precision metal face seals
Track Rollers (per side)  4
Track Width  13.8 in (350 mm)
Track Ground Contact Length  65.1 in (1655 mm)
Ground Pressure Canopy (3.8 psi)     Cab (4.0 psi)
Maximum Travel Speed
Low Range 1.6 mph (2.6 km/hr)
High Range 3.1 mph (5.0 km/hr)
Pump Type Twin variable displacement piston pumps with two gear pumps
Total Hydraulic Flow (gpm) 10.3 x 2 + 6.0 x 1 + 2.8 x 1
Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow 16.3 gal/min (61.8L/min)
Auxiliary Hydraulic Pressure (adjustable) 3000 psi (20,684 k/Pa)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity 9.2 gal (35L)
Hydraulic System Capacity 17.7 gal (67L)
Max Dig Depth  11 ft 2 in (3400 mm)
Max Dump Height  12 ft 6 in (3815 mm)
Max Reach Ground Level  17 ft 6 in (5345 mm)
Max Vertical Dig Depth  8 ft 6 in (2600 mm)
Max Dig Depth with 2 ft Flat Bottom  11 ft 1 in (3377 mm)
Max Dig Depth with 8 ft Flat Bottom  9 ft 10 in (2996 mm)
Width   5 ft 4 in (1630 mm)
Height  8 ft (2450 mm)
Length (Transport)  16 ft 6 in (5020 mm)
Ground Clearance  11.7 in (300 mm)
Dozer Blade Height  15.5 in (395 mm)
Min Front Swing Radius (Boom 80° left)  5 ft (1535 mm)
Tail Swing Radius  4 ft 7 in (1395 mm)
Lift Capacities at 9 ft 10 in (3.0m) radius over front, Blade down
over side
+6.6 ft (2.0 m) 1524 lb (691 kg)
1524 lb (691 kg)
Ground Level 2666 lb (1209 kg) 1522 lb (690 kg)
-3.3 ft (1.0 m) 2702 lb (1226 kg) 1504 lb (682 kg)
  • Thumb mounting bracket
  • Tilt-up operator's platform
  • Quick Change control pattern selector valve
  • Six-way adjustable suspension seat with adjustable arm rests
  • 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
  • One touch engine decelerator
  • Electronic engine monitoring system
  • Automatic fuel bleed system
  • Emergency return-to-idle system
  • Heavy duty, side-by-side radiator/hydraulic oil cooler
  • Two speed travel with automatic shift down
  • Triple flanged track rollerss
  • 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
  • Simultaneous operation of cab swing and two digging functions with no reduction in working speed
  • Optional angle blade with float
  • 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, climate controlled cup holders, storage compartments, deluxe AM/FM radio with Mp3 jack and retractable front window with cylinder assisted lift