Bobcat E17 Compact Excavator / Digger

Our Bobcat E17 Compact Excavators are a highly versatile, easy to transport piece of equipment that is frequently hired for use on construction or groundwork sites with narrow access or confined spaces. This mini excavator delivers great performance for a multitude of tasks.

To enable the excavator to pass through access points and passage ways the operator can retract the undercarriage hydraulically to a width of only 98cm. It can also expand to 136cm to create a wider footprint and greater performance.The Bobcat E17 has reduced tail swing for better versatility and manoeuvrability on confined sites.

Bobcat E17 Compact  Excavator Features

  • Blade Width 980 – 1360mm
  • Height 2299mm
  • Power: Kubota three cylinder engine
  • Operating weight with standard bucket, excluding the operator 1711 kg.
  • Adjustable joystick control for precision operation
  • Retratable undercarriage
  • Maximum Dig Depth:2249mm

You can find more information on the Bobcat E17 Specification Sheet.

Bobcat E17 Overview

Need a different model?

We have an extensive range of excavator models from Bobcat, Caterpillar and Hitachi to choose from. Please see our Digger Hire page for more information.

Hire a Bobcat E17 Compact Excavator

Our Bobcat E17 Compact Excavators can be hired on short or long term contract hire.

The Bobcat’s retractable undercarriage enables the E17 to be compact and easy to transport. The excavator can easily fit onto a small trailer (which we can supply) or a flatbed truck. Customers can either collect from our depot or we can deliver nationwide.

Our Hire Desk team can offer professional advice to help you arrange the hire of your excavator and any attachment(s) that are required.

Hire Excavator Attachments – Buckets, Breakers, Auger and Borers

JPM Plant Hire are able to provide a choice of buckets and attachments including breakers for demolition works, such as breaking up pathways and paving, concrete or road surfaces. We can also provide augers and borers that are used for boring holes, most commonly to install fencing, posts, barriers, stanchions or for planting trees.

Digger with auger hire

Augers / Borers

For groundwork requiring boring holes to install posts, fencing, barriers, stanchions or planting trees we can provide an auger or borer attachment for the excavator. At JPM Plant Hire we offer a range of auger and borer attachments to easily bore accurate holes into the ground. The Bobcat E17 Excavator has heavy-duty hydraulic power, which when used with these attachments will make light work of boring holes.

Digger and breaker equipment


Breaker attachments can be hired for demolition projects such as breaking up paving, pathways, concrete or asphalt. We offer a choice of hydraulic breakers which can be used with the Bobcat E17 Compact Excavator. The breakers come with a choice of tools to suit the nature of the work.

We use ProDem PRB breakers because they are highly  reliable, durable and generally have low operating costs. Our ProDem PRB vibration dampened silenced hydraulic hammers are ideal for sound sensitive sites, though they retain impressive power to cope with heavy duty demolition works like breaking-up pavements and concrete.

For more information on our Bobcat E17 Compact Excavators and attachments, or to arrange your hire, please speak to our Hire Desk team.

Call us:

Hire Team:

0845 600 9187

Goff’s Oak Hire Centre:

01992 805 170

Cambridge Hire Centre:

01223 928 206

Peterborough Hire Centre:

01733 259 892