Kobelco SK17SR-5E

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Kobelco Mini excavators such as the Kobelco SK17SR-5E Mini Excavator are widely used at sites where space is limited, such as residential areas and industrial operations. Users want big power in a small machine, stable operation, rugged construction and durability to reduce downtime. The SK17SR combines a compact design with long digging reach for efficiency, maneuverability and durability to ensure a long working life.


Superior durability
The spring steel cylinder rod guard is standard for the bucket, boom and arm cylinder. The use of spring steel not only protects the cylinder rod, but gives resiliency to the guard itself.

Boom light
Work light is set under the boom to minimize potential damage during operation.

Blade cutting edge
Backfill dozer blade has wear-resistant cutting edge.

Dozer cylinder rod guard
Dozer cylinder rod guard protects dozer cylinder from damage.

Side frames protector
The frame corners are reinforced with thick cast iron. The side cover has thicker plate for higher resilience.

Ultra-small rear swing design with zero overhang
Tail swing radius overhang is 0 inches with the crawler side frames fully extended, so you can work in tight places safely and efficiently.

Self-cleaning retractable crawler frames
The hydraulic retractable side frames are strong and durable, as well as self cleaning. They retract to a narrow 37 inches for those tight areas and extend to a solid 50 inches for stability.

Smaller front minimum swing radius
The front minimum swing radius is a short four feet, six inches at full boom swing that allows for digging, swinging, and loading even in tight spots.

Excellent side ditch digging along walls
During a right boom swing, the left front frame does not extend past the crawler shoes, so you can smoothly dig along walls.

Easy change of dozer blade width
Adapt to job conditions by changing the dozer blade width. The dozer blade wings fold in and out and are securely fastened with a retainer pin.

Digging depth at the top of its class
Digging depth of seven feet, three inches puts it at the top of its class.

Reliable swing power, faster working speed
Powerful swing torque and top-class swing speed deliver shorter cycle times.

Straight Travel
Straight Travel circuit allows you to drive in a line, even while operating the boom.


Bucket capacity cu.yd.{m3} 1.77 {0.05}
Travel speed mph {km/h} 2.7 {4.3} / 1.3 {2.1}
Swing speed rpm{min-1} 9.5
Drawbar pulling force lbs {kN} 4,114 {18.3}
Bucket digging force lbs {kN} 2,833 {12.6}
Arm crowding force lbs {kN} 1,821 {8.1}
Machine mass lbs {kg} 3,836 {1,740}
Ground pressure psi {kPa} 0.29 {2.0}
Type Water-cooled, 4-cycle, 3-cylinder, diesel
Power output hp{kW}/rpm{min-1} 15 {11.2} / 2,500 (SAE)
Max. torque lb-ft {N.m}/rpm{min-1} 37.0 {50.2} /1,800 (SAE)
Displacement cu.in (L) 61.0 (1.0)
Fuel tank U.S.gal {L} 5.2 {20}
Hydraulic System  
Pump Two variable displacement pumps + two gear pumps
Max. discharge flow U.S.gph {L/min-1} 2X4.6 {2X17.6} + 1×3.5(13.2), 1×2.6(11.2)
Max. discharge pressure psi {MPa} 3,130 {21.6}
Hydraulic capacity U.S.gal {L} xx2.4 {9.0} (tank level), 4.0 {15.0} (system)
Dozer Blade 4'2"(1280) / 3'1"(950) ×9"(235)
* ISO14396 meets EU regulation  


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