Why you should choose a Kubota U17-3 mini excavator
As you will probably already realise, mini excavators provide the prime solution to tackling work in tight spaces, and a Kubota U17-3 would have to be the ‘pick of the bunch’ in its class. It’s the unquestionable first choice in both the hire industry and mini construction market, and there are several reasons why this is the case.
Here we explore exactly why you should choose a Kubota U17-13 mini excavator.
Power and precision
The Kubota is a 1.7-tonne piece of precision equipment, hitting that ‘sweet spot’ where power and maneuverability coexist at optimal levels. Powered by a 17.2 horsepower (HP) engine, this piece of reliable machinery delivers maximum digging performance.
In terms of ‘grunt’ the engine offers a 20 percent increase on HP over competitor’s models, placing it at a strong advantage on this basis alone. Add a superior hydraulic pump and a powerful bucket breakout force to match this engine’s torque and you have the power you need, with unparalleled control for an overall balanced level of performance.
One of the most impressive elements of the Kubota excavator is its smart and efficient design. With a boom cylinder located above the boom, this forward-thinking placement keeps maintenance costs at a minimum (as this accounts for a decreased chance of materials and bucket teeth damaging the rod in the cylinder).
The Kubota also has swing brackets which can be repinned and bushed instead of full replacement once worn as another ‘major plus’. Then, there is the double-flanged track roller for improved undercarriage durability, improved stability and smoother ride (as compared to single flange track rollers). Plus, protected final drive hoses are within the track frame resulting in reduced repair costs and increased durability. This level of attention-to-detail in design results in one very efficient and reliable piece of machinery.
High tech specs and comfortable operation
One of the most exciting new features of the Kubota is a digital panel with one button operation. This allows you to view the time, hour meter, tachometer and warning lamps. (with code numbers on the display to alert the operator in case of any issues) This puts all functions literally ‘at your fingertips’, for unsurpassed operator convenience. The Kubota is also highly ergonomic, versatile and is made with comfort in mind. A two-speed travel switch is located on the dozer level for simultaneous ease-of-use and enhanced control. A Two Pattern Selection System provides the versatility to switch between ISO and SAE Pattern
(which is perfect if you have more than one person operating the machine). Operator fatigue is minimised via a high back full suspension seat (this makes a big difference over those intensely long hours spent on the job).
Warranty and peace-of-mind
To top it all off (when purchased from Supergroups) the Kubota U17-3 mini excavator offers a 3 year or 3000 hours warranty with factory backing, plus over 20 million dollars in spare parts (at the Kubota warehouse in Truganina). Kubota’s 30-year relationship with Supergroups (who solely focus on this market) provides great service support and ultimate peace-of-mind.
In answering the question ‘why you should choose a Kubota U17-3 mini excavator’ the response is that it provides the most productive and financially sound investment in your objectives.