Doosan excavator brings power and lighter weight
Four power modes give users more control to balance fuel consumption and power
Doosan Infracore is expanding its crawler excavator lineup with the new DX170LC-5 excavator. The 17-metric-ton model falls below the 80,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating limit for simplified and less expensive transportation.
This new Doosan excavator size allows for easier transportation, especially for small- to mid-size contractors who perform light excavation projects, such as digging residential basements or commercial building footings. This model reduces the need to obtain a special transport permit when moving to and from jobsites. The width and combined weight between the machine, trailer and Class 7 towing vehicle meets current transportation requirements. Owners should still check local requirements when transporting equipment.
The DX170LC-5 excavator will be a step up from the smaller Doosan DX140LC-5 and DX140LCR-5 models, but it won't be as large as the DX180LC-5.
In addition, the DX170LC-5 will offer many performance-driven features, including good visibility to the jobsite. Similar to current "dash 5" Doosan crawler excavators, the DX170LC-5 will offer four power modes for more control to better balance fuel consumption and machine power to the working conditions.
Power modes include the following:
• Power+ mode delivers the fastest workgroup speeds for loading trucks, top digging performance and extra power for digging in hard ground.
• Power mode provides exceptional power and performance for tough digging conditions and truck loading tasks.
• Standard power mode balances the excavator's fuel consumption in everyday digging, grading and lifting tasks.
• Economy mode reduces fuel consumption for low-demand applications and slows down machine movement for conditions that require extra precision.
To further match the machine to the application at hand, DX170LC-5 operators will be able to choose from four work modes - digging, breaker, shear and lifting - to maximize efficiency and fuel economy in specific applications. Operators can configure the work mode by adjusting a dial switch on the right-hand console. A work mode icon displays on the monitor after the operator presses the mode button.
Doosan crawler excavators come standard with a rearview camera, enhancing operator visibility on jobsites. An optional sideview camera is available. Views are easily accessible to operators on a 7-inch LCD screen. Operators have the option of a split screen to see both camera views at once.
The Doosan DX170LC-5 will come with a standard three-year subscription to the DoosanCONNECT telematics system, which allows equipment owners and fleet managers to remotely monitor machine location, hours, fuel usage, engine idle versus work time and error codes, as well as engine and hydraulic temperatures. Machines can be monitored via an online account. In addition, Doosan dealers can provide improved customer support using the system by responding to machine warning messages and alerts, troubleshooting machine issues, and then sending a field service vehicle to help with repairs and deliver the proper parts.