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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Kubota U17 BrochureKubota U17 Operating Manual


Engine ModelD902-E4
EPA RatingTier 4
Displacement54.8 cu. in. (898 cc)
HorsepowerEngine gross @ rpm: 17.0 HP (12.7 kW) @ 2300 RPM
Engine net @ rpm: 15.2 HP (11.3 kW) @ 2300 RPM


Travel Speed
Low Range1.4 mph (2.1 km/h)
High Range2.6 mph (4.1 km/h)


Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity5.02 gal (19.0L)
Cooling System Capacity0.69 gal (2.6L)
CapacityHydraulics: 3.4 gal (13L)


TypeOpen centre
Main Pump2 piston, 1 gear
Total Hydraulic Flow4.57 gpm (17.3 lpm) x2 / 2.75 (10.4) x 1
Auxiliary hydraulic flow7.32 gpm (27.7 lpm)
Oil CoolerStandard
Suction FilterStandard
Return FilterStandard


Overall Height92 in. (2340 mm)
Overall Length139 in. (3530 mm)
Overall Width39 – 49 in. (990 – 1240 mm)
Length of Track on Ground48 in. (1219 mm)
Ground Clearance5.9 in. (150 mm)
Tail Swing Radius24 in. (610 mm)
Under Carriage Shoe Width9.1 in. (230 mm)
Operating Weight3814 lbs. (1730 kg)
Maximum digging depth91 in. (2310 mm)
Digging radius @ ground151 in. (3840 mm)
Dumping Height96 in. (2440 mm)
Boom swing angle65º left / 58º right
Unit swing speed9.1 rpm

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