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Kubota U17-3 excavator specs (2008 - 2024)

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The Kubota U17-3 Mini Excavator has been manufactured since 2008 and weighs 1.65 tons. It has a transport length of 3.55 meters, a... Read more

The Kubota U17-3 Mini Excavator has been manufactured since 2008 and weighs 1.65 tons. It has a transport length of 3.55 meters, a transport width of 0.99 meters, and a transport height of 2.34 meters. The tear-out force is 1.55 kN and the bucket width is 0.45 meters. The track width is 230 horsepower and the bucket capacity max is 0.04 U/min. It comes equipped with a blade, rubber track, and track adjustment.


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  • Weight 1.65 t
  • Transport length 3.55 m
  • Transport width 0.99 m
  • Transport height 2.34 m
  • Bucket capacity max. 0.04 m³
  • Bucket width 0.45 m
  • Track width 230 mm
  • Driver protection Ü
  • Max. Reach horizontal 4.03 m
  • Dredging depth 2.46 m
  • Tear-out force 1.55 kN
  • Model series U
  • Engine manuf. Kubota
  • Engine type D902
  • Engine power 11.8 kW
  • Displacement 0.9 l
  • Revolutions at max torque 2300 rpm
  • No. of cylinders 3

More technical details, like: average fuel consumption, fuel consumption range (min - max), bucket capacity, bucket capacity min., standard tyres, dimension lxwxh, max. torque, cylinder bore x stroke, emission level are available in the full technical specs.

Basic model with standard bucket

Special equipment

  • Track adjustment
  • Rubber track
  • Blade
  • Aircondition
  • Quick hitch hydr.
  • Quick hitch mech.

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Kubota U17-3 overview

  • Kubota U17-3 features overview

    Outstanding Travel Performance
    Kubota's U17-3α delivers powerful performance and the use of new short paved rubber crawlers helps minimize vibration during travel for improved operator comfort.
    Z e r o - t a i l S w i n g
    Kubota's zero-tail oscillation makes the U17-3α an advanced mini excavator. With 360 swing, excellent stability and smooth control combined with unmatched performance and efficiency, there are no limits to what you can achieve even in heavy traffic areas and within buildings.
  • Engine / Driveline and transmission

    Kubota Engine
    Kubota's unique E-TVCS (Three Vortex Combustion System) enables high energy output, low vibration and low fuel consumption while minimizing exhaust emissions.
    Boom Cylinder
    The boom cylinder is located above the boom for maximum protection, especially during breaker or dumping operation. Movement speeds of the front attachments and lifting force have been well adjusted thanks to the large diameter stick of the boom cylinder and optimal hydraulic pressure.
  • Hydraulics

    Straight Travel
    Loading and unloading is safer through a unique Kubota hydraulic system that provides straight travel even during simultaneous operations.
    Hydraulic System
    (cid:129) Pressure accumulator (cid:129) Hydraulic pressure test ports (cid:129) Straight travel circuit (cid:129) Hydraulic recirculation of third line (cid:129) Variable gear
    Safety System
    (cid:129) Engine start safety system on the left console (cid:129) Travel Lock System on the left console (cid:129) Swivel Lock System (cid:129) Anti-theft
  • Tyres / Tracks

    Adjustable Track Gauge
    For increased stability, the U17-3α tracks can be extended to a maximum of 1,240 mm. When retracting on 990 mm you can go through narrow door openings and tight working areas. And at both ends of the dozer are dozer blade extensions as standard.
    ROPS/FOPS Canopy
    Safety first. The canopy complies with the specifications of ROPS (RollOver Protective Structure) and FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) level 1 so you can concentrate on what makes your work important.
    2-Speed Travel Switch on Dozer Lever
    The dozer lever features a 2-speed travel switch that allows the operator to easily choose between power or travel speed during levelling work, depending on load.
    (cid:129) 230 mm Rubber track (cid:129) 2-speed travel switch on dozer lever (cid:129) Variable track (cid:129) 3 External flanged track rollers on top
    Working Equipment
    (cid:129) 950 mm Arm (cid:129) Auxiliary hydraulic circuit line to arm end (cid:129) Working light on boom
    Canopy and Operating Area
    (cid:129) ROPS (Roll-Over Protective Structure, ISO 3471) (cid:129) FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) Level 1 (cid:129) Weight adjustable, half suspension seat (cid:129) Seat belt (cid:129) 12V power source (cid:129) Hydraulic pilot control lever with wrist rests (cid:129) Switch and harness for beacon (cid:129) Digital.
  • Dimensions and weight

    Lift Point HeightLift point radius (1.5m)Lift point radius (2m)Max. lift point radius (3m)
    Blade DownBlade UpBlade DownBlade UpBlade DownBlade Up
    2m---3.1 (0.32)3.1 (0.32)3.1 (0.32)---
    1.5m5.2 (0.53)5.2 (0.53)5.2 (0.53)4.5 (0.46)4.0 (0.41)3.7 (0.38)3.6 (0.37)2.1 (0.22)2.0 (0.20)
    0.5m---6.9 (0.70)3.6 (0.37)3.3 (0.34)3.8 (0.39)2.0 (0.21)1.9 (0.19)
    0m---6.6 (0.67)3.5 (0.36)3.3 (0.33)3.6 (0.37)2.0 (0.20)1.9 (0.19)
    -0.5m8.1 (0.83)5.5 (0.56)5.0 (0.51)5.8 (0.60)3.5 (0.36)3.2 (0.33)3.2 (0.33)2.0 (0.20)1.8 (0.19)
    -1.5m5.3 (0.54)5.3 (0.54)5.2 (0.53)3.7 (0.37)3.6 (0.37)3.3 (0.34)---
    *Rubber shoe type
    Machine weightkg1650
    Bucket capacity std. SAE/CECE"m30.04
    Bucketwith side teethmm450
    widthwithout side teethmm400
    TypeWater cooled
    Output ISO9249PS/rpm16/2300
    Number of cylinders3
    Bore × Strokemm72 X 73.6
    Overall lengthmm3545
    Overall heightmm2340
    Swivelling speedrpm9.1
    Rubber shoewidthmm230
    Tumbler distancemm1230
    Dozer size (width X height)mm990/1240 X 265
    P1 P2"Variable displacement pump
    Flow rate /min17.3 + 17.3
    HydraulicHydraulic pressure MPa (kgf/cm2 )21.6
    pumpsP3Gear pump
    Flow rate /min10.4
    Hydraulic pressure MPa (kgf/cm2 )18.6
    Max.ArmkN (kgf)8.5 (865)
    diggingforce BucketkN (kgf)15.2 (1550)
    Boom swing angle (left/right)deg65/58
    AuxiliaryFlow rate/min27.7
    circuitHydraulic pressure MPa (kgf/cm2 )18.6
    Hydraulic reservoir21
    Fuel tank capacity19
    Max. travellingLowkm/h2.2
    Ground contact pressurekPa26.1
    Ground clearancemm150
  • Other features

    Easy Maintenance
    With easy maintenance, downtime is greatly reduced and you are more productive. Routine maintenance is simple with the U17-3α as rear engine hood, side covers and lower seat cover open without need for tools. This allows quick access to the engine oil gauge, radiator, battery, air and fuel filters plus much more. Access to the underfloor hydraulics is also fast and easy because there are no bolts just lifting up the rubber band and opening the floor plate. Plus, they exist for extra strength and easier repairs of the U17-3α's hood and lateral steel covers.
  • Safety

    Protected Front & Auxiliary Hoses
    Front cylinder hoses are routed through the boom for increased protection, extended service life and greater operator visibility. Also, auxiliary hoses extend only to the top of the arm to protect them from possible damage in narrow-width bucket use.
    2-Piece Hose Design
    The two-piece hose configuration on dozer and boom cylinders reduces hose replacement time.
    Protected Motor Hoses
    Kubota has enclosed the travel motor hoses within the track frame for added protection a unique feature for mini excavators in this class.

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