Product Focus: Compact excavators

Simplify maintenance with long service intervals
John Deere’s new 17D compact excavator features numerous improvements over previous models, including adjustable-width tracks and a backfill blade with foldable end sections. With these features, the 17D fits through a 40-inch opening. Fully extended, the machine’s width is 50 inches. The reduced tail swing 17D has 20 percent more horsepower, 8 percent more arm force and 19 percent more bucket dig force than previous models. The machine also has extended service intervals – including 2,000 hours for hydraulic oil and 250 hours for engine oil and grease.

Lightweight machine has big features
Work in constricted environments with Terex’s TC50 zero-tail-swing compact crawler excavator. The TC50 has a 39.4-horsepower Yanmar engine and a load-sensing and load-independent flow division hydraulics system for a high power ratio with smooth, simultaneous operation. The machine has a light footprint, weighing in at 11,067 pounds, but still offers increased performance with a 12-foot, 1-inch dig depth and a 20-foot, 4-inch reach. An optional quick-attach coupler system enables the operator to change buckets and attachments quickly and easily.

Excavator’s long undercarriage improves stability
Eliminate rear overhang and improve visibility with Mustang’s 3803ZT zero-tail-swing compact excavator. Mustang has lengthened the excavator’s undercarriage, providing stability and increasing its operating range. The 3803ZT, which weighs 7,826 pounds with the canopy, features 6,614 pound-feet of drawbar pull, an 11-foot dig depth and 5,778 pound-feet of bucket digging force. Standard features include an automatic swing brake, sealed track rollers and long arm equipment.

Compact excavator comes standard with popular features
IHI’s offers a 12-model line of compact excavators. The 80NX-3 zero-tail-swing excavator has a 56.3-horsepower, water-cooled diesel engine, variable displacement piston pumps and digs to 14 feet, 1 inch deep. The 80NX-3 also has a standard backfill blade, travel pressure boost system and comes with rubber or steel tracks.

Improve backfilling efficiency with excavator’s angle blade
Backfill and grade faster with Bobcat’s 335 compact excavator with angle blade option. Operators can hydraulically angle the blade +/- 25 degrees, creating a 4-way blade with up, down, right and left angle movement which allows operators to push material to one side of the machine without leaving dirt trails along the blade’s sides. The blade measures 70 inches and has a replaceable and reversible bolt on cutting edge for extended service life. The 335’s joystick enables blade control as well as two-speed travel.

Compact excavator features conventional design
Volvo’s EC35C compact excavator features a conventional excavator design for stability with minimal superstructure swing. The EC35C also has cab design that offers expanded leg and foot room for less operator fatigue and more production. Optional air conditioning with heater is also available, and service accessibility has been enhanced through an easy-open, side-position engine hood. Service points have been placed together for fast daily maintenance.

Adjustable tracks retract to 40 inches wide
Hitachi’s Zaxis 17U-2 compact excavator has rugged construction in a small package. Adjustable width tracks retract to 40 inches wide, or extend to 50 inches wide for maximum stability. A standard mechanical quick coupler hydraulic attachment package simplifies attachment changes. Multifunction controls enable the operator to travel and swing simultaneously. A long-arm heavy counterweight option delivers an extra 8 inches of dig depth and reach.

Zero-tail-swing model comes packed with features
Slew 360 degrees only inches beyond the track width with the Takeuchi TB138FR zero-tail-swing excavator, which has a side-to-side offset boom system. The TB138FR also has a low center of gravity for improved stability and craning capacity. The excavator has a tilt-up operator’s platform, a full opening engine compartment and an automatic fuel bleed system. Available with an open canopy or fully enclosed cab, the machine comes standard with heater, air conditioning, defroster, wiper and retractable front window with a removable lower section.

Eliminate overhang without affecting visibility
Kubota’s zero-tail-swing excavator lineup now includes the 1.5-ton U15, 2.5-ton U25 and 4.5-ton U45 models. Designed with no rear overhang outside the width of the tracks, the U-Series models work in tight spaces without compromising operator visibility. The series has breakout forces to handle heavy loads – 3,417 pounds on the U15, 5,765 pounds on the U25 and 9,684 pounds on the U45. Dig depths are 7 feet 7 inches, 9 feet 3 inches and 11 feet 10 inches, respectively.

Upgraded model delivers more horsepower
Experience more power, greater stability and faster cycle times over previous models with Case Construction’s CX17B compact excavator, which is replacing the CX14 model. The CX17B delivers a 30-percent horsepower increase, a 40-percent swing speed increase and a 19-percent bucket force increase over the CX14. Case also increased arm force by 16 percent and lift capacity over the side by 8 to 10 percent. A longer boom extends working range by nearly a half-foot.

Tackle variety of jobs with multi-purpose machine
Perform the work of a compact excavator as well as a backhoe loader and compact track loader with Ditch Witch’s XT1600 excavator-tool carrier. The XT1600 has a 59-horsepower diesel engine and features a 260-degree excavator sweep that enables the operator to dig in multiple positions, including offset digging. An equalizer track system delivers a smooth ride, easy loading and unloading and reduced operator fatigue.

Boost capacity, cycle times with C-Series
Work next to walls or obstructions with Caterpillar’s C-Series zero-tail-swing 303C CR, 304C CR and 305C CR compact excavators, which feature a swing boom. The C-Series has improved features compared with previous models, including increased stability and lift capacity, faster cycle times, a larger cab and a more comfortable operator station. Cat has increased bucket digging force by 22 percent and stick digging force by 5 percent. When equipped with the optional long stick, the machines have a maximum dig depth of 10 feet 5 inches, 12 feet 1 inch and 12 feet 9 inches, respectively. Maximum reach with the long stick is 17 feet 7 inches, 19 feet 2 inches and 19 feet 10 inches.

Excavator’s heavy-duty features increase efficiency
Yanmar’s SV100 compact excavator features a 16-foot 1-inch maximum dig depth and a 23-foot 9-inch maximum reach at ground. A standard hydraulic quick coupler system ensures fast bucket changes, and Yanmar’s VIPPS progressive three-pump system increases power and speed while allowing simultaneous multi-function. The ROPS/FOPS cabin includes standard air conditioning.

Excavator’s design leaves plenty of legroom
Operate a zero-tail-swing excavator without sacrificing operator space with Gehl’s 383Z compact excavator, which boasts a side-mounted 29-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine and rear-mounted hydraulic and fuel tanks, a design that enhances operator legroom. At 7,826 pounds with a canopy and 8,002 pounds with a cab, the 383Z can maneuver in small spaces. The excavator features a long undercarriage for stability in heavy digging conditions and an Auto-2-Speed drive motor for improved cycle times.