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Variable Width Undercarriage**

To enable passage through narrow spaces such as doorways and gates, the adjustable width track frame can reduce by simply operating a single lever. Plus, changing the blade width is as easy as removing one pin by hand.

**Available on U17


  • Proportional flow control of auxiliary circuit (AUX1) and maximum oil flow setting – you can operate a larger variety of auxiliary attachments than ever before
  • Proportional AUX flow switch – a convenient bi-directional switch enables easy operation of hydraulic thumbs and other hydraulic attachments such as augers and breakers

Clean Running Kubota Tier 4 Engine

Kubota excavators are all powered by Kubota Tier 4 emission engines. The modern engine design maximizes digging and lifting performance, delivers minimized noise and vibration and meets the latest engine emission regulation.

Changeable Control Pattern

Convenient Two-pattern Selection System (TPSS) allows you to change between ISO and SAE operating patterns with a quick flip of the TPSS switch – without tools or leaving your seat.

Comfort & Convenience

  • A spacious operator station designed for greater comfort, with a fully flat floor for more legroom
  • Digital panel with easy access, simple settings and easy-to-read indicators and alerts
  • Easy cab entry and exit
  • Easy-open front slide window
  • Wrist rest
  • Cup holder
  • Optional cab

Two Speed Travel

All Kubota excavators have a two speed drive that allows for efficient machine maneuverability and backfill operations.


  • Front pin bushings to help maximize durability
  • Centralized swivel bearing lubrication
  • Protected cylinder hoses
  • Steel hood panels
  • One-sided engine maintenance
  • Wide hood openings for easy access to engine and other vital components 


Engine ModelEngine ModelKubota D902-E4
Horsepower (gross)Horsepower (gross)16.1
Displacement (cu. in.)Displacement (cu. in.)54.8
Overall Length, ft (mm)Overall Length, ft (mm)11 ft 7 in (3545)
Overall Height, ft (mm)Overall Height, ft (mm)7 ft 8 in (2340)
Overall Width, ft (mm)Overall Width, ft (mm)3 ft 3 in (990) / 4 ft 1 in (1240)
Min. Ground Clearance, in (mm)Min. Ground Clearance, in (mm)5.9in (150)
Crawler Length, ft (mm)Crawler Length, ft (mm)5 ft 2 in (1585)
Pump Capacity, GPM (LPM)Pump Capacity, GPM (LPM)4.57 (17.3) × 2 / 2.75 (10.4) × 1
Auxiliary Hydraulics Flow Rate, GPM (LPM)Auxiliary Hydraulics Flow Rate, GPM (LPM)7.32 (27.7)
Bucket Breakout Force, lbs (kgf)Bucket Breakout Force, lbs (kgf)3417.2 (1550)
Arm Breakout Force, lbs (kgf)Arm Breakout Force, lbs (kgf)1918 (870)
Traveling Speed: High, mph (kph)Traveling Speed: High, mph (kph)1.4 (2.2)
Traveling Speed: Low, mph (kph)Traveling Speed: Low, mph (kph)2.6 (4.0)
Ground Contact Pressure psi, kgf (cm2)Ground Contact Pressure psi, kgf (cm2)3.8 (0.27)
Blade Width, ft (mm)Blade Width, ft (mm)4 ft 1 in (1240) / 3 ft 3 in (990)
Blade Height, in (mm)Blade Height, in (mm)10.3 in (260)
Hydraulic Oil Reservoir / System, gal (l)Hydraulic Oil Reservoir / System, gal (l)5.02 (19)
Fuel Reservoir, gal (l)Fuel Reservoir, gal (l)5.02 (19)
Operating Weight, lbs (kg)Operating Weight, lbs (kg)3703 (1680)