If you have to take on a tough job in a tight space, look no further than the versatile Kubota U17-3. This compact excavator delivers the power you need, the control you want and the smooth performance you demand.
The Kubota brand name has become synonymous with quality and reliability. The U17-3 excavator certainly will not disappoint customers who demand the best from their workhorses. The zero-tail swing U17-3 means that the operator will never again need to worry about impacting the rear of the machine against walls or fences when slewing around. No matter which direction the operator swings the U17 the rear of the machine always remains within the width of the tracks. Kubota has also ensured excellent balance, stability and faster operation, making the U17-3 ideal for jobs in congested urban areas.
The 17 HP Kubota engine delivers more of the proven power and dependability that is synonymous with the Kubota name. In addition to its superior horsepower and performance, it also offers low noise and vibration levels, exceptional fuel efficiency, and complies with the EPA’s 2008 Tier IV emissions regulations. The U17 has improved pump capacity; extended dozer arm and a host of other features that will help you get the job done more efficiently and productively.
The 45 L/min hydraulic pump gives the U17-3 more versatility to take on a wide variety of jobs and attachments. An extension to the length of the blade arms minimises the clearance between the blade and the bucket making cleaning up against the blade simple and more efficient. The extended length of the blade arm also helps prevent soil or rocks from getting caught between the dozer and the crawler.
The U17-3 offers and enhanced travel motor, resulting in 10% traction increase, when operating in low speed. The enclosed travel motor hoses which are routed within the track frame give the operator peace of mind when travelling on rough ground safely knowing that hoses are not able to be snagged and ripped off the machine. The front working group hoses are routed within the arm to provide added protection and improved visibility, resulting in increased service life, reduced repair costs and increased durability.
From outstanding lifting capacity to incredible operator comfort, the U17-3 has the features to take your performance to higher levels. It features excellent lifting capacity, superior digging performance, and loading out is made easy thanks to the powerful and responsive front working group. When working to the side or using hydraulic attachments the U17-3 has excellent stability, thanks to its innovative counter balancing technology, long tumbler distance, low center of gravity and smooth operation.
With a breakout force of 1550 kg, the U17-3 has the power you need for completing the toughest excavation jobs. The U17-3’s excellent reach and digging depth ensure that the job is performed with maximum efficiency and speed. With a quick flip of a lever the machine switches the operating pattern from ISO to SAE or vice versa enabling the machine to be easily controlled by operators who have trained in the backhoe operating pattern. For increased durability and longer life, Kubota has included bushings throughout the U17-3’s pivot points on the swing bracket. The cylinder design features a larger diameter rod and increased hydraulic pressure for greater lifting power and optimum front attachment speeds.
The standard fitment of a deluxe high-back seat increases productivity by providing superb comfort for operators of all sizes. The 2-speed travel switch placed on the dozer lever enables quicker and easier dozing operations. The new location also frees up space on the floor for improved operator leg room resulting in less operator fatigue and greater job efficiency. With a more spacious operating platform than many of its rival excavators, the U17-3 takes operator comfort to a new level.
If it’s easy maintenance you’re looking for, the U17-3 will not disappoint. The under-deck hydraulics can be accessed quickly and easily for routine maintenance. There are no bolts to unscrew—just lift the rubber mat and open the floor plate. Wide-opening covers provide easy access to the engine oil gauge, coolant reserve tank and dual element air cleaner. It’s also easy to access the fuel filter and water separator, battery, radiator and oil cooler. Two-piece hose connections for the dozer and boom cylinders simplify hose replacement, reduce downtime, and virtually eliminate the need to enter the machine for maintenance.
So, if you’re in the market for a mini excavator and require the convenience of a zero tail swing, make sure you consider the new power packed U17-3.
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