For the third year running, the Doosan DX300LC-5 30-tonne crawler excavator has won the Excavators Crawler Medium category LCO Award and Doosan’s DX180LC-5 18.5-tonne crawler excavator has won the 2020 HRV Award in the Excavators Crawler Small category.
EquipmentWatch is a world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry. The LCO and HRV Awards organised by EquipmentWatch are the industry’s only accolade of their kind, based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy and compact equipment.
In the LCO Awards, nominees are recognised within 20 different categories of machine that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five-year span. The HRV Award winners are the models, within their respective equipment type, projected to retain the highest percentage of their original value after a five-year period.
Commenting on the awards, Gilles Bendaoud, vice president of sales & marketing for Doosan Infracore Europe, said: "Total cost of ownership and retained value are probably the most important aspects that buyers take into account when they purchase equipment and the awards won by the DX180LC-5 and DX300LC-5 show why Doosan equipment is always rated highly for great performance and value-for-money. The awards are also a further illustration of why Doosan is one of the world’s top construction equipment manufacturers.”
The DX180LC-5 is driven by the Perkins 1204F diesel engine providing 97.9kW of power at 2000rpm. In the DX300LC-5, power comes from the Doosan DL08 6-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 202kW of power at 1800rpm.
Like all Doosan crawler excavators, the DX180LC-5 and DX300LC-5 have innovative and exclusive features that the company says amount to reductions in fuel consumption amounting to an average of 10% compared to the previous generation machines.
Among these features is the ‘Trip Meter Setting’ screen which allows operators to check fuel consumption daily (or over a desired period) directly from the control panel; the Auto Shut-Off provides an automatic shut down for the engine after a pre-set time when the machine has been idling for a specified time (3 to 60 minutes configurable by the operator); and to save even more fuel, there is a special Doosan-developed system, SPC (Smart Power Control), to optimise the balance between the pumps’ output and the diesel engine.