Compact Excavators

Features & Specs

Arm Force
3,866 lb. (17.2 kN)
Bucket Force
6,182 lb. (27.5 kN)
Swing Speed
9 rpm
Dig Depth
11 ft. 4 in. (3.45 m)

Don’t bust your tail

With its reduced-tail-swing footprint, swinging boom and backfill blade – the ZX35U-3 opens up new opportunities for you. And when you consider the standard quick coupler/hydraulic-attachment package, the possibilities are almost endless.

Product highlights

  • Reduced fuel consumption with a cleaner, more powerful Interim Tier 4 engine.
  • Efficient zero- and near-zero-tail-swing designs lower the center of gravity, increase stability and let you work in tight areas.
  • 2,000 hour hydraulic oil and 500 hour engine oil interval.
  • Auxiliary hydraulics are now operated with a switch conveniently positioned atop the right-hand pilot lever. 
  • Automatic shifting between high and low travel speeds allows the excavator to shift into low when more power is needed, without operator intervention. 
  • Optional angle blade for easier backfilling.

Tough components

The reinforced D-shaped frame is like that found on bigger members of the Zaxis family. Lubricant-impregnated HN bushings are used for greater reliability and increased service intervals. The highly durable box-section frame, enlarged counterweight and weighted undercarriage lower the center of gravity and increase stability. Rubber crawlers feature a steel core structure to protect shoe edges. Large-diameter drive sprocket and track idler increase durability and reduce the likelihood of a thrown track.

Operator comfort

You’ll love the Zaxis cab. It comes with an adjustable seat to provide day-long comfort and ergonomically correct low-effort pilot controls to enhance ease of operation. An enclosed cab option comes standard with air conditioning and heat, as well as a cloth suspension seat. And the canopy provides generous openings for easy entry and exit.

Easy to maintain

The ZX35U-3 features a side access door that is easy to open and that makes maintenance a breeze. The cabin floor can even be tilted up to 50 degrees for easy, quick servicing. Inspection points are concentrated for quick daily maintenance. The X-beam track frame is rounded for easy mud removal, while the one-sided slope on the side track frame minimizes mud packing. Split-type front hoses are jointed at the machine cover ports and the back of the boom for easy replacement.

Visibility and safety

Zaxis Compacts come standard with a ROPS/FOPS canopy. Entryways are generous for easy entry and exit and provide you with a commanding view of the work at hand as well as the jobsite.

The LCD monitor is easy to read and positioned to further improve the view from inside the cab. One quick glance is all it takes to verify that systems are normal.

Low operating costs

Take advantage of simple, durable and efficient components, while retaining many characteristics of our larger excavators. The reinforced D-shaped frame helps prevent impact damage along the edges. And you can count on the job-proven HN bushings on the boom, arm, and bucket for reliability. These ooze oil from the pores of the bushing into the clearance between the pin and bushing to increase greasing intervals.

Operating Weight

7,760 lb (3520 kg)

Net Power

28.6 hp (21.3 kW) @ 2,400 rpm

Travel Speeds

1.7 to 2.8 mph (2.8 to 4.4 km/h)

Swing Speed

9.1 rpm

Bucket Capacity

1.3 to 5.9 ft3 (0.04 to0.17m3)



Engine Make / Engine Model

Yanmar 3TNV88

Non-Road Emission Standards

EPA Tier 4


100.4 cu. in. (1.606 L)

Net Power (ISO9249)

28.6 hp (21.3 kW) @ 2,400 rpm

Hydraulic System


Open Center with Two Variable-Displacement Pumps and One Fixed-Gear Pump

Piston Pump

2 x 10.6 gpm (2 x 40.1 L/min)

Gear Pump

6.9 gpm (26.1 L/min)


17.5 gpm (66.2 L/min)


Hydraulic pilot-operated for boom, arm, bucket, swing, boom swing, blade, travel and auxiliary functions

Download the Specs Brochures for the ZX35U-3.

Not all models available in all countries. Service and support may also vary by region. Please contact a dealer for more information.