Mini Excavators: John Deere 17D

February 2009 Vol. 64 No.2
John Deere 17D mini excavator

The John Deere 17D Compact Excavator boasts adjustable-width tracks and a backfill blade with foldable end sections.

When the tracks are retracted and the blades’ end sections are folded, the machine fits through a 40-inch opening. When fully extended to over 50 inches, the undercarriage provides maximum stability for operation. What’s more, the standard mechanical quick coupler/hydraulic attachment package makes the job site possibilities almost endless. Multi-function operations mean the operator can easily execute simultaneous operations such as swinging and traveling. Maintenance is fast and simple, since all service checks can be done by opening just two covers. The battery, fuel tank, hydraulic reservoir and coolant reservoir are conveniently located behind a single service door. In addition to the adjustable width feature, the reduced tail-swing 17D also provides improved performance specs, rugged construction, more operator comfort features, long service intervals, and better fuel economy. 800.503.3373, www.deere.com