ControlsThe controls on the Z27 is 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 or joystick buttons, 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. BoomRugged, 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. UndercarriageThe undercarriage of the Z27 was designed with serviceability and longevity in mind. Wide track gauge and an offset track drive system increase stability without adding to overall track width. 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. EngineThe Z27 Compact Excavator is built around a powerful, reliable emission-certified Yanmar 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 Interim Tier IV Type Diesel Displacement (L) 81.13 cu.in. (1.33) Net Power (kW) @ rpm 21.6 hp (16.1) @ 2,200 Fuel Tank (L) 11.1 gal. (42) Fuel Consumption (L/hr) 0.95 gal./hr. (3.6) HydraulicsThe advanced hydraulic system on the Z27 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) 25.56 gpm (96.8) Working Pressure (bar) 2,990 psi (206) Swing System Pressure (bar) 2,844 psi (196) Oil Cooler Standard Hydraulic Tank (L) 9.5 gal. (36) Attachment SystemA full line of Edge attachments and accessories are designed specifically to fill operators’ needs, making their Z27 the most versatile machine on the job site. Click here to see attachments. Serviceability The large, rear hood opens easily to expose the battery, engine oil, air filter and cooling system. Remove the right-hand step to reveal the hose joint at the front of the frame. The right-hand side cover is easily removed with just two bolts. Remove the top right hand side to easily clean behind the radiator. A cover on top of the unit on the right side makes it easy to access to the fuel supply. The access panel beneath the operator’s seat easily opens to reveal the starter motor, fuse panel, alternator and fan belt.