Sell Your Equipment  /  Dealer Login  /  Create Account

All-New Mustang Zero Tail Excavators Enhance Engine Performance

Wed September 26, 2012 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The all-new Mustang zero-tail-swing excavators consist of five models: the 170Z, 270Z, 350Z, 450Z and 800Z.
The all-new Mustang zero-tail-swing excavators consist of five models: the 170Z, 270Z, 350Z, 450Z and 800Z.

The all-new Mustang zero-tail-swing excavators consist of five models: the 170Z, 270Z, 350Z, 450Z and 800Z. The machines are designed around a Yanmar Interim Tier IV engine to enhance engine performance and increase efficiency. The all-new Mustang excavators are true zero-tail-swing machines, with no cab overhang beyond the tracks in any direction. This allows the machine to operate directly against a wall or other obstruction without causing damage to the structure or machine.

The Mustang 270Z, 350Z, 450Z and 800Z excavators are equipped with a hydraulic quick coupler. This feature makes attachment changes as simple as flipping a switch. Plus, the pin grabber style hydraulic coupler works with the majority of excavator attachments, putting tools you already own to use.

The hydraulic system on the all-new Mustang zero-tail-swing excavators incorporates two variable pumps and two gear pumps. The pump oil flows are combined and redirected where needed allowing for simultaneous operation without loss of hydraulic power. An operator can save fuel when full performance is not necessary by reducing engine RPM by 10 percent using the Eco mode on the 800Z. The mode is easily activated and deactivated with a simple toggle switch.

Mustang zero-tail-swing excavators are equipped with rugged, high strength booms constructed with a single boom-pin design and thick side-plates with internally routed lines. Heavy-duty cylinder guards protect exposed cylinders from damage. Longer, offset crawler tracks enhance stability and provide smoother travel. Tracks are short-pitched to reduce wear, fatigue and damage. The angled crawler frame reduces soil buildup on the undercarriage.

The large, walk-through operator’s stations on canopy equipped models increase operator safety and comfort, and enhances productivity. An integrated boom light on all models illuminates the area being excavated, extending the work day when necessary. Easy to remove side covers and a large rear access door allow access to all daily inspection and major maintenance points.

In addition to the above features, the 170Z is equipped with a unique variable undercarriage which extends from 3 ft. 1 in. wide to 4 ft. 2 in. (.9 to 1.3 m) wide. This allows the machine to access narrow, hard-to-reach areas and also gives it the ability to increase stability on uneven terrain. The extension blade easily expands to the same width for further stability.

As a complement to the Mustang line of excavators, a full line of EDGE attachments are available, including buckets, hammers, breakers, thumbs and more.

“Mustang zero-tail-swing compact excavators meet the reach, dig depth, and lift capacity requirements of builders, landscapers, general contractors, plumbers and excavation crews nationwide,” said Nathan Ryan, product manager of Mustang compact excavators. “Consumers are looking for more zero-tail-swing models in the 1.7 to 8.0 metric ton capacity range than ever before. This new compact excavator product offering from Mustang addresses the demand we have recognized in the mini-excavator market.”

For more information, call 262-334-6612 or visit

Today's top stories

Crews Install Largest Concrete Beams Manufactured in Midwest On Tri-State Tollway's $4B Project

2021-2022 Construction Economic Forecast

VIDEO: Maintaining Your Snowplow for Better Performance

VIDEO: Could You Pull a 100-Ton Volvo Hauler Using Only LEGO Technic Elements?

Ruhlin/Shelly and Sands JV Begins Largest Project in ODOT District 4's History

Crews Work to Complete $26M BTW Magnet School

Mason Tractor Opens Fifth Kubota Dealership in Villa Rica, Ga.

Blythe Construction/100 Years


ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo