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Kubota U17-3 Excavator (EX186)

Buy used Kubota U17-3 Excavator (EX186) is ideal for working in small spaces, offering a zero-tail swing radius. It can be reduced to 990 mm wide with the tracks retracted.

  • Circa 908 hrs
  • Auxiliary hydraulic system
  • Rubber tracks
  • Zero-tail swing
  • Variable track width
  • Two speed travel switch

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Kubota U17-3 Excavator (EX186)

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Kubota U17-3 Excavator (EX186)

Our most popular in the fleet, the Kubota U17-3 Excavator (EX186), provides performance and efficiency where space is limited. This compact excavator delivers the power you need, the control you want, and the smooth performance you demand. Browse the machine specs on the right of the product image.

High performance in tight spots

With a Zero-tail swing radius, the Kubota U17-3 Excavator (EX186) tail always remains within the width of the tracks. This means you never have to worry about what is to the side or behind you while you work. It also ensures excellent balance, stability, and faster operation, making this compact excavator ideal for jobs in congested areas.

What’s more, you can reduce the track gauge to 900 mm with a single lever, allowing you to navigate narrow spaces.

Strong, mighty, yet compact

This excavator features a strong bucket breakout force for heavy loads and tough excavating jobs. Thanks to its innovative counter balancing technology, long tumbler distance, and low centre of gravity, the Kubota 1.7 Tonne excavator provides excellent lifting capacity.

Ultimate comfort

A deluxe high-back seat increases operator comfort whilst its auxiliary hydraulic system accommodates a variety of attachments, like breakers and augers.

Kubota U series

Designed and built from the ground up, the Kubota U series excavators offer best in class breakout performance, superior comfort and all-round versatility.

Not what you’re looking for? We have other great excavators for dry hire, and all late-model, low-hour as well!


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Dimensions & Weight

Overall Length: 3,545 mm
Overall Width: 990 mm
Overall Height: 2,340mm
Operating Weight: 1,680kg
SWL: 153 kg


Dig Reach: 3,540 mm
Dig Depth: 2,310 mm
Dig Radius: 3,900 mm

Approximate Fuel Consumption


Transport Method

Hino Hire, Tow Bar

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