Kobelco Construction Machinery America introduces the 17SR Acera zero-tail-swing compact excavator. The 17SR features a 15.2-hp, three-cylinder, Tier 4-certified diesel engine, a bucket breakout force of 2,900 foot-pounds and an arm-crowding force of 2,158 foot-pounds, which is an 11-percent increase in total arm and breakout forces. The machine also offers a 10-percent increase in swing torque for a total of 310 foot-pounds and a 7.5-percent increase in draw bar pull force. The excavator also features Kobelco’s Smart Hydraulic system fueled by three pumps that ensure maximum power for simultaneous lifting, swinging and travel operations as well as controllability for fine grading. The 17SR has a maximum operating weight of 3,638 pounds and a maximum digging depth of 7 feet, 1 inch. The bucket capacity is 0.88 to 1.55 cubic feet. It also features easy access to the engine compartment, hydraulics and all-routine maintenance checks from the ground, which saves time on daily maintenance checks.