Doosan DX480LCA and DX520LCA excavators for Middle East/Africa
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
Doosan Construction Equipment has launched the new 48tonne DX480LCA and 51tonne DX520LCA large crawler excavators for markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
This is the latest phase in the launch of the new LCA generation of Doosan crawler excavators for MEA, replacing the previous SOLAR range, which began in 2012 with the introduction of the new DX- 225LCA, DX300LCA and DX340LCA models and is due to be completed by the end of 2013.
The DX480LCA model is a mass excavation machine tted with an extra-heavy counterweight and a short front end to deliver more break-out force for really tough digging jobs.
Both new excavators are powered by the Doosan DE12TIS sixcylinder air to air intercooler Tier II compliant diesel engine developing 238kW of power at 2,000rpm using a mechanical injection system.
In its standard con guration, the DX480LCA model offers a bucketcapacity ranging from 1.71-2.86m3, while the standard version of the DX520LCA excavator offers a bucket capacity from 0.93-3.6m3.
There is a choice of three operating modes for the new excavators: Power, Standard and the Economy mode, allowing the operator to match the output to the work being carried out, “ensuring a considerable reduction in fuel consumption.”