First publishedin Aggregates Business International
Doosan’s 30tonne DX300LC-5 crawler excavator has won the Lowest Cost of Ownership Award for the Excavators Crawler Medium category in a new annual series of awards run by EquipmentWatch, a leading US-based firm for data, software and insights into the global heavy equipment sector.
The Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards are the industry’s only accolade of their kind, based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy and compact equipment. Nominees were recognised within 15 different categories of machine that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five year span.
Total cost of ownership is one of the most important aspects that buyers take into account when they purchase equipment and the award won by the DX300LC-5 shows why Doosan equipment is always rated highly for great performance and value-for-money. The award is a further illustration of why the South Korean manufacturer is one of the world’s top construction equipment manufacturers.
Many of the reasons behind the DX300LC-5 winning the Excavators Crawler Medium Award are evident in the greatly improved performance it offers compared to the previous ‘LC-3’ Stage IIIB model.
The DX300LC-5 is powered by the Doosan DL08 6-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 202kW of power at 1800 rpm, providing a huge 27% increase in engine power and a massive 30% boost in torque over the LC-3 model. The engine meets Stage IV emission regulations without the need of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), through the use of cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) after-treatment technologies.