1.7 Tonne Excavator

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834 North Lake Road, Cockburn Central WA 6164

Mini Excavator Hire 1t - 3.4t

1.7 Tonne Excavator Kobelco (SK17SR-3/SK17SR-5)

Our 1.7 Tonne Kobelco Mini Excavators are one of the smallest in our wide range of excavator fleet. But don’t be fooled by their size, these machines have incredible power, in fact, their operating weight is up to an amazing 1740kg! These 1.7 Tonne Mini Excavators are durable, reliable and perfect for sites with restricted space such as residential and industrial areas. The compact design of these excavators and their wide digging reach make them easily manoeuvrable and durable. The SK17SR-3 and SK17SR-5 are perfect for any earthmoving or excavation project as they provide high-performance and an extended working life. If you want incredible power but need a small machine for tight spaces than consider the 1.7 Tonne Kobelco Mini Excavator for your next big project.

Excavator Specifications

The 1.7 Tonne Kobelco Mini Excavator weighs between 1-2 tonnes and has an operating weight of 1740kg. It has a 20-litre fuel tank capacity, meaning it’ll run for hours and hours without having to refuel. The dimensions of the spacious cabin, 1.28 x 3.45 x 2.3m, mean the operators are comfortable, safe and have an unobstructed view while working on your job site. This 1.7 Tonne Kobelco can access narrow spaces due to its adjustable width tracks which are safe, reliable and easy to use. It can also pass through openings less than 950mm wide due to its minimum crawler width. The short radius swing and boom allow this mini excavator to also dig ditches along walls.
Other features of our 1.7 Tonne Kobelco Mini Excavator include:

  • Certified ROPS Canopy
  • Dozer Blade (950mm / 1280mm width x 235mm height, 260mm up, 205mm down)
  • Rubber Tracks
  • Bi-directional attachment / breaker plumbing
  • Half Manual Hitch
  • Amber Beacon
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Transportable Trailer
  • 3 x Buckets (300mm GP, 450mm Gummy, 1000mm Batter)

Transport Requirements

To transport the 1.7 Tonne Kobelco Mini Excavator to your next site, the minimum towing capability required is a 2-tonne plant trailer with a 50mm tow ball and a small round 7 or 7 flat adapter plug. Other features of our 1.7 Tonne Kobelco Mini Excavator include:

Excavator Attachments

The attachments available with the 1.7 Tonne Kobelco Mini Excavator include:

  • Rock Breaker
  • Auger 460mm GP Bucket without Teeth

Contact SSE Plant Hire

If you’re looking for a mini excavator with a lot of power, look no further, SSE have you covered. We service areas such as Perth, Fremantle, Rockingham, Joondalup, Mandurah and Cockburn Central. Give us a call today for an obligation free quote.

  • Transport Trailer
  • GP Bucket 450mm
  • Trench Bucket 300mm
  • Batter Bucket 900mm​


  • Auger Drive
  • Rock Breaker
  • Block Lifter
  • Rake Bucket
  • 460mm GP Bucket without Teeth



Please read our full Hire Contract Conditions before hiring from SSE Plant Hire

​In addition, please note the following specific conditions:

  • Certification is not required to operate this machine, however you must be competent to do so. 
  • Employers hiring for their employees have a 'Duty of Care' responsibility under the Act.
  • SSE Plant Hire will provide instruction, however it is the customer's responsibility to operate this machine safely.
  • This equipment can only be used on flat solid ground according to manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Operators Manual to be read prior to operating this machine (available on commencement of hire)
  • Contact us to discuss your project hire needs

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