Gehl Z17 GEN: 2

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Operator's Cabin
The ergonomic operator's cabin on the Z17 GEN: 2 provides excellent visibility and easy entry and exit.

  • Walk-through canopy for easy entry and exit.
  • Excellent visibility in all directions allows safe and efficient operation. Rear mirror provides a view of the back and side of the machine for additional safety.
  • Work lights and integrated boom light enhances the operator’s view after dark.

The controls on the Z17 GEN: 2 are ergonomically designed and easy to use.

  • Large travelling pedals are easy to press and allow confident, reliable work.
  • Pilot operated joystick controls are operated by simple wrist movements, reducing fatigue during a long workday.
  • One-way auxiliary functions can be controlled by a foot pedal, allowing optimal control of high-flow attachments such as compactors or breakers.
  • The operator can easily select from ISO or standard operating control patterns with the flip of a mechanical lever.

Rugged, high-strength boom incorporates features to protect and extend the life of moving parts and components.

  • Precision welded boom is constructed with thick side plates that are reinforced by contoured transition plates.
  • Heavy-duty sliding cylinder guards protect exposed cylinder rods from damage.
  • Integrated boom light illuminates the work area and allows for safe and effective operation after dark.
  • Reliable single pin boom mount design for optimal durability and component life.

The undercarriage of the Z17 GEN: 2 was designed with serviceability and longevity in mind.

  • Staggered tread and mandrel design combined with shorter track pitch reduces vibration.
  • Long tracks provide a smoother ride over rough terrain.
  • Tracks are short-pitched to reduce wear, fatigue and damage.
  • Angled crawler frame reduces soil buildup on the undercarriage, extending the life of rollers and tracks.
  • Tracks hydraulically extend to 4'2" (1280 mm) to enhance stability or retract to 3' 1" (950 mm) for passageway through doors and gates.

Width - Extended/Retracted (mm) 3'1" (950) to 4'2" (1280)

The Z17 GEN: 2 is built around a powerful, reliable emission-certified Yanmar Tier IV diesel engine.

  • Proven technology provides reliable operation and a fuel efficient system.
  • Easy-starting, even in cold weather without the need for block heaters or starting fluid.

Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV70-XBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement (L) 60.6 (0.993)
Net Power (kW) @ rpm 14.5 hp (10.1) @ 2400
Fuel Tank (L) 5.3 gal. (20)
Fuel Consumption (L/hr) 0.53 gal./hr. (2)

The advanced hydraulic system on the Z17 GEN: 2 provides long-lasting, efficient power precisely when you need it.

  • Hydraulic system is designed to enhance engine performance, resulting in a more efficient system.
  • Two variable pumps and two gear pumps combine oil and redirect the flow to where it is needed, allowing for simultaneous operation without loss of power.
  • Smooth operation, even while using the boom and arm during turning.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic valve, tubing and hoses with flat faced coupler connections are standard equipment.
  • Two-way and one-way auxiliary flow valve with direct-to-tank bypass valve feature is standard equipment.

Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate (L/min) 13.6 gpm (51.3)
Working Pressure (bar) 2,987 psi (206)
Swing System Pressure (bar) 2,103 psi (145)
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank (L) 6.6 gal. (25)

Attachment System
A full line of Edge attachments and accessories are designed specifically to fill operators’ needs, making their Z17 GEN: 2 the most versatile machine on the job site. Popular Z17 GEN: 2 attachments are shown below.

A Augers
B Breakers
C Buckets
D Compaction Plates
E Thumbs
F Quick Attach Couplers
EDGE Attachments for Z17


  • The large, rear hood opens easily to expose the engine oil, air cleaner and water supply to the cooling water sub-tank.
  • The removable left-hand side cover grants access to the hydraulic system and return filter cartridge.
  • The removable right-hand side cover allows access to the fuel tank and radiator.
  • The access panel in front of the driver’s seat easily opens to reveal the battery, starter motor and fuse panel.


Operating Weight with Canopy 3,836 lbs.
Operating Weight with Cab N/A
A Max. Digging Depth 7'2.6"
B Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth 6'0.8"
C Max. Reach at Ground Level 12'2.1"
D Transport Length 11'3.8"
E Undercarriage Length 5'0"
F Max. Digging Height 12'1.3"
G Max. Dump Height 8'7.5"
H Minimum Front Swing Radius 5'0.4"
I Transport Height 7'6.6" 
J Blade Below Ground 8.1"
K Overall Base Width 3'1.4"/4'2.4"
L Track Width 9.1"
M Ground Clearance 6.9"
N Parallel Offset Right 2'1.2"
O Parallel Offset Left 1'3.7"
P Rear End Swing Radius 2'1.2"
Dozer Blade  
Width - extended/retracted 3'1"/4'2"
Height 9.3"
Make Yanmar
Model 3TNV70-XBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement  60.6 
Net Power @ rpm 14.5 hp @ 2400
Fuel Tank  5.3 gal. 
Fuel Consumption  0.53 gal./hr
Hydraulic System  
Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate  13.6 gpm 
Working Pressure  2,987 psi 
Swing System Pressure  2,103 psi 
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank  6.6 gal. 
Undercarriage and Slewing System  
Travel Speed - dual 1.3/2.7 mph
Gradability 20°
Track Type/Width Rubber/9.1"
Number of Rollers per Side (Track/Idle) 3/1
Undercarriage Length 5'0"
Track Length on Ground 4'3.4"
Ground Clearance 6.9"
Ground Pressure - Cab/Canopy N/A/4.1 psi
Slew Speed 9.5 rpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull 4,181 lbs.
Maximum Bucket Breakout 3,417 lbs.
Maximum Arm Digging Force 1,918 lbs.