Z17 Compact Excavator

  • Maximum Digging Depth (mm): 7' 2.6" (2200)
  • Net Power (kW): 13.5 hp (10.1)
  • Ground Pressure Canopy (kPa): 4.1 psi (28.6)
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Gehl Z17 Mini Digger

Operator's Cabin

Gehl Z17 Compact Excavator Cabin Canopy

The ergonomic operator's cabin on the Z17 provides excellent visibility and easy entry and exit.

  • Walk-through canopy for easy entry and exit.
  • Excellent visibility in all directions allows safe and efficient operation. Rear mirror provides a view of the back and side of the machine for additional safety.
  • Work lights and integrated boom light enhances the operator’s view after dark.

Controls

The controls on the Z17 are ergonomically designed and easy to use.

  • Large travelling pedals are easy to press and allow confident, reliable work.
  • Pilot operated joystick controls are operated by simple wrist movements, reducing fatigue during a long workday.
  • One-way auxiliary functions can be controlled by a foot pedal, allowing optimal control of high-flow attachments such as compactors or breakers.
  • The operator can easily select from ISO or standard operating control patterns with the flip of a mechanical lever.

Boom

Gehl Z17 Boom

Rugged, high-strength boom incorporates features to protect and extend the life of moving parts and components.

  • Precision welded boom is constructed with thick side plates that are reinforced by contoured transition plates.
  • Heavy-duty sliding cylinder guards protect exposed cylinder rods from damage.
  • Integrated boom light illuminates the work area and allows for safe and effective operation after dark.
  • Reliable single pin boom mount design for optimal durability and component life.

Undercarriage

The undercarriage of the Z17 was designed with serviceability and longevity in mind.

  • Wide track gauge and an offset track drive system increase stability without adding to overall track width.
  • Staggered tread and mandrel design combined with shorter track pitch reduces vibration.
  • Long tracks provide a smoother ride over rough terrain.
  • Tracks are short-pitched to reduce wear, fatigue and damage.
  • Angled crawler frame reduces soil buildup on the undercarriage, extending the life of rollers and tracks.
Width - Extended/Retracted (mm) 3'1" (950) to 4'2" (1280)
Gehl Z17 Tracks Undercarriage

Engine

Gehl Excavator Z17 Engine Access

The Z17 is built around a powerful, reliable emission-certified Yanmar diesel engine.

  • Proven technology provides reliable operation and a fuel efficient system.
  • Easy-starting, even in cold weather without the need for block heaters or starting fluid.
Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV70-XBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement (L) 52.1 cu.in. (0.854)
Net Power (kW) @ rpm 13.5 hp (10.1) @ 2200
Fuel Tank (L) 5.3 gal. (20)
Fuel Consumption (L/hr) 0.53 gal./hr. (2)

Hydraulics

The advanced hydraulic system on the Z17 provides long-lasting, efficient power precisely when you need it.

  • Hydraulic system is designed to enhance engine performance, resulting in a more efficient system.
  • Two variable pumps and two gear pumps combine oil and redirect the flow to where it is needed, allowing for simultaneous operation without loss of power.
  • Smooth operation, even while using the boom and arm during turning.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic valve, tubing and hoses with flat faced coupler connections are standard equipment.
  • Two-way and one-way auxiliary flow valve with direct-to-tank bypass valve feature is standard equipment.
Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate (L/min) 15.4 gpm (58.3)
Working Pressure (bar) 2,987 psi (206)
Swing System Pressure (bar) 2,132 psi (147)
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank (L) 4.4 gal. (16.7)
Gehl Z17 Hydraulics


Serviceability

  • The large, rear hood opens easily to expose the engine oil, air cleaner and water supply to the cooling water sub-tank.
  • The removable left-hand side cover grants access to the hydraulic system and return filter cartridge.
  • The removable right-hand side cover allows access to the fuel tank and radiator.
  • The access panel in front of the driver’s seat easily opens to reveal the battery, starter motor and fuse panel.
Gehl Z17 Service Access
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Specifications (standard)

Dimensions

Operating Weight with Canopy 3,836 lbs.
Operating Weight with Cab N/A
A Max. Digging Depth 7'2.6"
B Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth 6'0.8"
C Max. Reach at Ground Level 12'2.1"
D Transport Length 11'3.8"
E Undercarriage Length 5'0"
F Max. Digging Height 12'1.3"
G Max. Dump Height 8'7.5"
H Minimum Front Swing Radius 5'0.4"
I Transport Height 7'6.6" 
J Blade Below Ground 8.1"
K Overall Base Width 3'1.4"/4'2.4"
L Track Width 9.1"
M Ground Clearance 6.9"
N Parallel Offset Right 2'1.2"
O Parallel Offset Left 1'3.7"
P Rear End Swing Radius 2'1.2"

Dozer Blade

Width - extended/retracted 3'1"/4'2"
Height 9.3"

Engine

Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV70-XBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement  52.1 cu.in. 
Net Power @ rpm 13.5 hp @ 2200
Fuel Tank  5.3 gal. 
Fuel Consumption  0.53 gal./hr

Hydraulic System

Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate  15.4 gpm 
Working Pressure  2,987 psi 
Swing System Pressure  2,132 psi 
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank  4.4 gal. 

Undercarriage and Slewing System

Travel Speed - dual 1.3/2.7 mph
Gradability 20°
Track Type/Width Rubber/9.1"
Number of Rollers per Side (Track/Idle) 3/1
Undercarriage Length 5'0"
Track Length on Ground 4'3.4"
Ground Clearance 6.9"
Ground Pressure - Cab/Canopy N/A/4.1 psi
Slew Speed 9.5 rpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull 4,181 lbs.
Maximum Bucket Breakout 3,417 lbs.
Maximum Arm Digging Force 1,918 lbs.
Gehl Z17 Excavator Specifications Diagram

Specifications (metric)

Dimensions

Operating Weight with Canopy 1740 kg
Operating Weight with Cab N/A
A Max. Digging Depth 2200 mm
B Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth 1850 mm
C Max. Reach at Ground Level 3710 mm
D Transport Length 3450 mm
E Undercarriage Length 1525 mm
F Max. Digging Height 3690 mm
G Max. Dump Height 2630 mm
H Minimum Front Swing Radius 1535 mm
I Transport Height 2300 mm
J Blade Below Ground 205 mm
K Overall Base Width 950/1280 mm
L Track Width 230 mm
M Ground Clearance 175 mm
N Parallel Offset Right 640 mm
O Parallel Offset Left 400 mm
P Rear End Swing Radius 640 mm

Dozer Blade

Width - extended/retracted 950/1280 mm
Height 235 mm

Engine

Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV70-XBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement 0.854 L
Net Power @ rpm 10.1 kW @ 2200
Fuel Tank 20 L
Fuel Consumption (L/hr) 2 L/hr

Hydraulic System

Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate 58.3 L/min
Working Pressure 206 bar
Swing System Pressure 147 bar
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank  16.7 L

Undercarriage and Slewing System

Travel Speed - dual 2.1/4.3 km/hr
Gradability 20°
Track Type/Width Rubber/230 mm
Number of Rollers per Side (Track/Idle) 3/1
Undercarriage Length 1525 mm
Track Length on Ground 1305 mm
Ground Clearance 175 mm
Ground Pressure - Cab/Canopy 28.6 kPa
Slew Speed 9.5 rpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull 1897 kg
Maximum Bucket Breakout 1550 kg
Maximum Arm Digging Force 870 kg
Gehl Z17 Compact Excavator Specifications Diagram

Options

Engine

Electric Glow Plug Starting Aid Standard
Yanmar, Naturally-Aspirated Diesel Engine Standard

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Pumps 4
ISO/SAE Pattern Control Valve Standard
Two-way Auxiliary Hydraulics with Quick Couplers and Direct-to-Tank Bypass Valve Standard

Undercarriage

Hydraulically Extendable Undercarriage Standard
Rubber Tracks Standard
Selectable 2-Speed Transmission Standard
Track Rollers 3

Upperstructure

360° Continuous Movement Standard
ROPS/TOPS/FOPS Cab/Canopy Standard
Zero-tail-Swing Standard

Operator Station

Canopy Standard
Adjustable Armrests - height and angle Standard
Forearm Supports Standard
Horn Standard

Lights

Boom Work Lights Standard

Warranty

Gehl stands behind its products with a powerful warranty program. We know that Gehl equipment is put to the test each day, and we engineer and build our equipment to stand up to the challenges they face. To back up our commitment to quality, all Gehl equipment is backed by a twelve month warranty. An extended warranty is available for additional protection to your investment. Read more by clicking on the link to our warranty page below.

Gehl Warranty

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