Kobelco 17SR Acera Offers Stability in Tight Work Spaces

Thu February 14, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s 17SR ACERA zero tail swing, compact excavator delivers more digging performance and an adjustable track gauge that gives easy maneuverability in tight spaces without sacrificing stability when working. The 17SR also features a new “Smart Hydraulic System” fueled by three pumps that ensure maximum power for simultaneous lifting, swinging and travel operations as well as controllability for fine grading.

“When working in close proximity to existing structures, it is important that operators have the power and stability needed to accomplish the job,” said Paul Golevicz, brand marketing manager at Kobelco America.

“The 17SR’s zero tail swing in the fully expanded track position and the addition of the ’Smart Hydraulic System’ ensure that operators have superior flexibility and performance.”

The Kobelco 17SR features a 15.2-hp (11 kW), three-cylinder, Tier III-certified diesel engine. The machine has a bucket breakout force of 2,900 ft. lbs. and an arm-crowding force of 2,158 ft.-lbs. This is an 11 percent increase in total arm and breakout forces.

The 17SR also offers a 10 percent increase in swing torque for a total of 310 ft.-lbs. and a 7.5 percent increase in draw bar pull force.

The 17SR features an in-cab lever, allowing the operator to move between expanded and contracted configurations without leaving the cab. The 17SR’s cab is comfortable and easy to enter because the design requires only a three-post canopy to meet both ROPS and FOPS standards while providing more room for the operator.

The Kobelco 17SR is manufactured by Kobelco America in the United States at the company’s Calhoun, Ga., factory. The machine has a maximum operating weight of 3,638 lbs. (1,650 kg) and a maximum digging depth of 7 ft., 1 in. (2 m). The bucket capacity is 0.88 to 1.55 cu. ft. (0.02 to 0.04 cu m).

The 17SR features easy access to the engine compartment, hydraulics and all routine maintenance checks from the ground. This saves time on daily maintenance checks, increasing productivity.

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