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SSE Plant Hire

1.7 Tonne Excavator

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Cardup, WA 6122
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.


Eye Protection is required


Hearing Protection is required


Head Protection is required


Hand Protection is required


Body Protection is required


Suitable Protective Mask is required


Transportable Trailer

(Ensure suitable towing capacity)


Transport Truck

(Ensure suitable Loading capacity)


Will tow behind your car on Transport Trailer 

(Ensure suitable towing capacity)

1.7t Digger

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


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

Additional 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.

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.

Delivery of the SSE machinery to site on time is of the utmost importance to SSE Plant Hire.

SSE Plant Hire are able to offer very competitively priced metropolitan transportation costs at the time of booking equipment when the site locations has been provided.

All transport is quoted on an hourly rate with a minimum 2 hour charge to include loading/off-loading/handover of equipment and transport.

Our charges for delivery and pick-up vary depending on the transport requirements of the item hired, the distance to site from our yard and the time of delivery.

Any delivery amount quoted is ‘one-way’ and for one load only.

Any delay on site due to machine not being transport worthy will be charged accordingly.

If multiple vehicles are required our office will contact you prior to confirm so there are no hidden or unexpected costs to you.

We do have a minimum hire period of 1 day on deliveries, four hours isn't quite long enough for the driver to reasonably turn around and get back out to you.

Our deliveries are normally made during trading hours, Monday 7am till Friday 5pm. However, if you need a delivery outside of these times please let us know at the time of your booking.

Please make sure there is a safe area for our driver to unload, demonstrate the equipment and complete the paperwork.

Generally, we aim to deliver within a 2-hour window based on the expected start time requested.

For all Dry hires, and Wet hires where Hirer is responsible for transport, Hirer is to ensure the machine is cleaned prior to loading when off hiring or moving machinery in accordance with Road Safety. Loose materials can strike other traffic and hirer will be held liable if machine is loaded with loose material still on frame/tracks etc. SSE recommends that customers organising their own transportation of equipment must ensure all SSE machinery & equipment is comprehensively insured for the duration of transport in the event of an accident.

Special Deliveries - These may include: After-hours deliveries, Deliveries on a Saturday/Sunday, Delivery outside our standard delivery distance (25kms for metro, 50kms for regional), Special/large equipment delivery. If you are unsure, please contact the office on 9417 2553 or 0425 562 622.

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 Bibra Lake. Give us a call today for an obligation free quote.

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