U17 Mini Excavator – Kubota™

The Kubota U17 is the perfect excavator for tackling jobs in the tightest of spaces. Powered by Kubota 17 HP engine, renowned worldwide for their outstanding reliability, the U17 delivers on superior manoeuvrability and maximum digging performance. This compact excavator delivers the power you need, the control you want and the smoothest performance when you need it most.

Zero-tail swing: Never again worry about what is to the side or behind you while you work. No matter how far you turn, the tail always remains within the width of the tracks. Zero-tail swing also ensures excellent balance, stability and faster operation, making the U17 ideal for jobs in congested areas.

Kubota Tier 4 Diesel Engine: Greater efficiency, clean burning with low noise and vibration.

Variable Track Width: The U17 features a hydraulic track gauge that can be adjusted to between 3′ 3″ and 4’1″ (990 mm and 1,240 mm). With the touch of a single lever, you can reduce the track gauge to navigate narrow spaces or increase it to improve functionality.

Two-Speed Travel: Step on the hi-speed pedal and you’ll maneuver around job sites faster than any other compact excavator in its class.


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Engine Model D902-E4
Type Diesel
EPA Rating Tier 4
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 3
Displacement 54.8 cu. in. (898 cc)
Horsepower Engine gross @ rpm: 17.0 HP (12.7 kW) @ 2300 RPM
Engine net @ rpm: 15.2 HP (11.3 kW) @ 2300 RPM


Travel Speed
Low Range 1.4 mph (2.1 km/h)
High Range 2.6 mph (4.1 km/h)


Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.02 gal (19.0L)
Cooling System Capacity 0.69 gal (2.6L)
Capacity Hydraulics: 3.4 gal (13L)


Type Open centre
Main Pump 2 piston, 1 gear
Total Hydraulic Flow 4.57 gpm (17.3 lpm) x2 / 2.75 (10.4) x 1
Auxiliary hydraulic flow 7.32 gpm (27.7 lpm)
Oil Cooler Standard
Suction Filter Standard
Return Filter Standard


Overall Height 92 in. (2340 mm)
Overall Length 139 in. (3530 mm)
Overall Width 39 – 49 in. (990 – 1240 mm)
Length of Track on Ground 48 in. (1219 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.9 in. (150 mm)
Tail Swing Radius 24 in. (610 mm)
Under Carriage Shoe Width 9.1 in. (230 mm)
Operating Weight 3814 lbs. (1730 kg)
Maximum digging depth 91 in. (2310 mm)
Digging radius @ ground 151 in. (3840 mm)
Dumping Height 96 in. (2440 mm)
Boom swing angle 65º left / 58º right
Unit swing speed 9.1 rpm

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