Excavator - Bobcat E17

This machine is perfect for the home handy person or contractor looking to do the small to medium jobs. The excavator come with own trailer and can be towed by any vehicle with a 1.8 tonne towing capacity or greater.


The Bobcat® E17 compact excavator (mini excavator) delivers performance in confined spaces with the need for only minimal repositioning. The operator can hydraulically retract the undercarriage to a width of only 98 cm in order to travel through gates or between walls and  houses, then expand it to 136 cm for a wider footprint and greater performance. The E17 has reduced tail swing for better versatility and manoeuvrability on compact job sites.


Operating weight
1,711 kg
Additional weight for cab with heating
96 kg
Additional weight for long dozer blade
9 kg
Ground pressure with rubber tracks
29.4 kPa.
(A)Bucket pivot angle 196 °
(B) Maximum reach of working equipment 3,919 mm
(C) Maximum reach at ground level 3,871 mm
(D) Maximum working equipment radius with boom at maximum height and dipperstick fully retracted 1,526 mm
(E) Maximum blade height 220 mm
(F) Maximum blade depth 204 mm
(G) Maximum height of working equipment with dipperstick retracted 2,405 mm
(H) Maximum bucket tooth height 3,371 mm
(I) Maximum dump height 2,370 mm
(J) Maximum depth of vertical wall which can be excavated 1,810 mm
(K) Maximum digging depth 2,249 mm
(A) Blade height 235 mm
(B) Clearance, upper structure to ground line 419 mm
(C) Ground line to top of engine cover 1,340 mm
(D) Length of track on ground 1,114 mm
(E) Machine centre line to blade 1,045 mm
(F) Minimum radius in travel position 2,666 mm
(G) Overall length of track assembly 1,476 mm
(H) Overall length in travel position 3,665 mm
(I) Track lug height 25 mm
(J) Blade width 980 mm
(J*) Blade width (extensions extended) 1,360 mm
(K) Height 2,299 mm
(L) Track width 230 mm
(M) Machine centre line to working equipment centre line, left-hand rotation 433 mm
(N) Machine centre line to working equipment centre line, right-hand rotation 589 mm
(O) Minimum turning radius 1,128 mm
(P) Swing clearance, rear 1,009 mm
(Q) Working width at maximum right-hand rotation 1,801 mm
(R) Working width at maximum left-hand rotation 1,645 mm

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