Hyundai prototypeWe LOVE it when this happens. It had been a relatively quiet afternoon at Chez Diggers and Dozers when our email Inbox went ping.

The email – from reader Derek “Digger” Barnes – purports to show the forthcoming incarnation of the smallest mini excavator in the Hyundai mini excavator range.

According to “Digger” who shot the photo in Korea, this prototype machine – known as the 17Z-9A – is destined to replace the existing 16Z model. He also says there is no offiicial launch date and that the prototype shown in this exclusive photograph could be subject to change before it goes onto the market.

But when it does, just remember where you heard about it first!

Cheers Digger!!