The new Hyundai R17Z-9A has made its UK debut at the PlantworX show.

The R17Z-9A’s compact design allows the operator to work in confined areas, like close to buildings on roadways, and in urban areas. The machines variable undercarriage provides easy and efficient operation in any limited space work environment.

The 1.7 tonne machine is targeted to contractors and tradesmen who need a reliable and productive machine, the R17Z-9A rounds out Hyundais mini excavator range and is a compact, nimble machine that provides plenty of power to get the job done.

The new R17Z-9A is powered by a proven and reliable Kubota D902 engine which is rated at 11.7kW (15.7 hp). The engine provides efficient fuel combustion and reduced noise engine technology. The new machine slots into the existing Hyundai mini line-up between the R16-9 and the R25Z-9AK.

When fitted with a 960 mm long dipper arm, the R17Z-9A provides a maximum dig depth of 2190 mm. This mini excavator achieves true zero swing capability and it has two speed travel, traveling at 2.2 km/h at the lower end and 4.1 km/h at the higher end of its range.