Bobcat has launched the 1.7-tonne E17Z zero tail swing (ZTS) canopy-style compact excavator, adding to its one to two-tonne range.
ZTS functionality is taken further using the company’s zero house swing (ZHS) design, where the front upper structure is also fully protected by ensuring the front corners are kept within the swing circle when the tracks are in the fully expanded position.
This means that ZHS functionality on the E17Z provides 320° of free rotation when working close to walls and other obstructions, without sacrificing operator comfort or performance.
The E17Z has a standard operating weight of 1,749kg and a maximum digging depth of 2,249mm.
When the undercarriage is fully retracted, the excavator can go through narrow spaces and, when fully expanded, provides optimum stability for the excavator, especially when working over the side. The compact size combined with great stability and a transport weight close to 1.6 tonnes makes this the machine of choice for applications in confined areas.
The E17Z has a large canopy and entry/exit space, and the left-hand control console lifts completely out of the way. When not in use, the pedals can be folded away, leaving a, easy to clean flat floor area.