While offering adjustable-width tracks and a foldable backfill blade to squeeze into tighter spaces, the Hitachi Zaxis 17U-2 compact excavator offers productivity enhancements over the EX17U model it replaces. Net engine output has increased from 12.3 to 14.8 horsepower; operating weight has jumped from 3,814 to 4,173 pounds; and maximum lifting capacity over the front has grown from 864 to 979 pounds. In standard configuration, digging reach remains at 12 feet 10 inches, while digging depth has gained an inch to 7 feet 1 inch. With the long arm and counterweight options, digging reach grows to 13 feet 5 inches and digging depth extends to 7 feet 9 inches.
Staff | September 28, 2010