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Z17 GEN: 2 Compact Excavator


Maximum Digging Depth (mm): 7′ 2.6″ (2200)
Net Power (kW): 14.5 hp (10.8)
Ground Pressure Canopy (kPa): 4.1 psi (28.6)

Specification Sheet/Brochure


Operator’s Cabin

Z17 GEN:2 Compact Excavator
The ergonomic operator’s cabin on the Z17 GEN: 2 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.

The controls on the Z17 GEN: 2 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.

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.

The undercarriage of the Z17 GEN: 2 was designed with serviceability and longevity in mind.

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.
Tracks hydraulically extend to 4’2″ (1280 mm) to enhance stability or retract to 3′ 1″ (950 mm) for passageway through doors and gates.
Width – Extended/Retracted (mm) 3’1″ (950) to 4’2″ (1280)Gehl Z17 Tracks Undercarriage

Gehl Excavator Z17 Engine Access
The Z17 GEN: 2 is built around a powerful, reliable emission-certified Yanmar Tier IV 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) 60.6 cu.in. (0.993)
Net Power (kW) @ rpm 14.5 hp (10.1) @ 2400
Fuel Tank (L) 5.3 gal. (20)
Fuel Consumption (L/hr) 0.53 gal./hr. (2)

The advanced hydraulic system on the Z17 GEN: 2 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) 13.6 gpm (51.3)
Working Pressure (bar) 2,987 psi (206)
Swing System Pressure (bar) 2,103 psi (145)
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank (L) 6.6 gal. (25)Gehl Z17 Hydraulics
Attachment System

A full line of Edge attachments and accessories are designed specifically to fill operators’ needs, making their Z17 GEN: 2 the most versatile machine on the job site. Popular Z17 GEN: 2 attachments are shown below.

Gehl Z17 Excavator Attachment System
A Augers
B Breakers
C Buckets
D Compaction Plates
E Thumbs
F Quick Attach CouplersEDGE ATTACHMENTS FOR Z17

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.