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Gehl Company’s 2.8-ton 283Z Zero-Tail-Swing Compact Excavator can be transported easily on a passenger car trailer with a permissible weight of 3.5 tons. The Gehl 283Z Excavator features zero-tail-swing maneuverability, which allows the machine”s superstructure to rotate entirely within the tracks. The 283Z compact excavator can operate close to walls and obstructions without risk of contact. Its small size, weighing 5,681 lbs. (2577 kg) with a cab, and maneuverability make it a perfect fit for operating on congested sites without obstructing traffic. Other excavator manufacturers compromise operator space and serviceability to gain zero-tail-swing maneuverability. The size of the operator”s compartment is maximized by mounting the powerful 20.4 hp (15.2 kW) Yanmar diesel engine on the side of the machine, and the hydraulic and fuel tanks on the rear of the machine. The new 283Z excavator is available with a canopy or a cab.