Kubota U17-3 Excavator

The Kubota U17-3 is the perfect excavator for tackling jobs in the tightest of spaces. Powered by Kubota 17HP engine, renowned worldwide for their outstanding reliability, the U17-3 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.


Horsepower:0 - 18 hp


  • Powerful and well balanced, designed to dig faster and harder in the most congested conditions.
  • Powerful bucket breakout force of 1550KG, provides the power to get the job done.
  • Powered by a 17HP Kubota engine, renowned worldwide for their outstanding reliability and maximum digging performance.


  • Interactive digital panel puts all functions at your fingertips for operator convenience.
  • Ergonomically designed controls and full suspension seat help reduce operator fatigue during those long hours.
  • Double flanged track rollers improve stability and travel performance for operator comfort. A 2-speed travel switch located on the dozer lever for operator convenience and comfort while provides enhanced control.


  • Integrated travel motor hoses within the track frame to reduce downtime and increases durability.
  • Consolidated components to one side make for easy maintenance and access to engine components and for daily servicing checks.
  • ROPS and FOPS certified for ease of mind when entering any job site.
  • Bushings placed on pivot points on the swing bracket for increased durability and product life.
  • Topside positioned boom cylinder for increased reliability and to prevent cylinder damage.


  • Two Pattern Selection System provides the operator the versatility to be able to switch between ISO and SAE Pattern. Great if you have more than one person operating the machine.
  • Tracks can be expanded up to 1,240mm to offer stability or retracted to 990mm to fit through narrow pathways, for greater flexibility and function when tackling any job.
  • Smooth operation across a wide range of jobs thanks to the advanced variable displacement pumps and hydraulic matching system. Increased hydraulic pump capacity over the previous model boosts versatility to tackle a wide variety of jobs.
Type of ROPS / FOPS Canopy
Type of tracks Rubber
Engine Model Kubota D902-E3
Output (SAE J1995 gross) HP (kW)/rpm 17.0 (12.7) / 2300
Output (SAE J1349 net) HP (kW)/rpm 15.2 (11.3) / 2300
Displacement (cc) 898
Dimensions Overall length (mm) 3545
Overall height (mm) 2340
Overall width (mm) 990 / 1240
Min. ground clearance (mm) 150
Hydraulic system Pump capacity (I/min) 17.3 x 2 / 10.4 x 1
Auxiliary hydraulic flow (I/min) 27.7
Max. breakout force (Bucket) kgf 1550
Max. breakout force (Arm) kgf 870
Drive system Travel speed (low/high) (km/h) 2.1 / 4.1
Max. drawbar pull (kgf) 2207
Tumbler distance (mm) 1230
Crawler length (mm) 1585
Shoe width (mm) 230
Ground contact pressure (kgf/cm2) 0.27
Swing system Unit swing speed (rpm) 9.1
Boom swing angle (left) (degree) 65
Boom swing angle (right) (degree) 58
Blade Dimensions (width) (mm) 1240 / 990
Dimensions (height) (mm) 260
Max. lift above ground (mm) 280
Max. drop below ground (mm) 190
Hydraulic oil (reservoir / system) (l/min) 13 / 23
Fuel reservoir (l/min) 19
Operating weight (Including operator’s weight 80 kg.) (kgs) 1730


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