DX17Z to help operators in tight corners

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Doosan has launched a new mini-excavator, ideal for working in confined or restricted conditions.

The DX17Z is a 1.7 metric ton zero house swing (ZHS) mini-excavator, offering easy transportability and more functionality than a zero tail swing (ZTS) equivalent as the ZHS fully protects the front upper structure corners with the swing circle and so provides 320° of free rotation – even with objects nearby.

With a fully retractable undercarriage, the excavator can pass through narrow spaces and when fully expanded, along with an optional long dozer blade, provides high levels of stability.

A Doosan spokesman said, “The stability of the Doosan DX17Z is best-in-class compared with all other ZTS machines on the market. The extra stability is essential for making maximum use of the exceptional digging forces and lifting capacities available in the DX17Z.

“Optimum stability is achieved by fully expanding the retractable undercarriage and using the long dozer blade. With the firm foundation of optimized stability and lifting capacity, the DX17Z offers the highest versatility in operating a wide range of attachments.”

Powered by a Kubota D722 engine, the DX17Z has gross power of 9.9kW and 42.3Nm of gross torque.

Having an operating weight (ISO 6016) of 1,749kg and measuring 3,450mm long, 1,360mm (when expanded) wide and 2,297mm tall, the mini-excavator has a digging depth of 2,249mm, a dump height of 2,369mm and a reach at ground level of 3,923mm.

May 19, 2017

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