Doosan to mark milestones at Intermat


Doosan has confirmed it will be marking a number of significant company milestones at Intermat 2018.

The company will be celebrating its 40th year in excavator manufacturing as well as the sale of its 400,000th machine since it started in the construction equipment market at the exhibition taking place in Paris, France, on April 23-28.

A series of special events at the show will take place to commemorate the occasion, with a number of the firm’s latest vehicles on display, including the 52-tonne DX503LC-5 crawler excavator, which the company has confirmed will, in the near future, incorporate more efficient in-house developed power systems.

The Doosan D-EcoPower technology has previously been available only on the DX380LC-5 model but will be introduced to its heavier relative in due course.

A Doosan spokesperson said, “There are several new innovations available to customers from Doosan Smart Solutions that will be shown for the first time at Intermat.

“To meet increasing demand for grade control systems, all Doosan crawler excavators will soon be Trimble-Ready and incorporate 3D-grading systems as an option, as well as the latest updated version of the company’s DoosanConnect state-of-the-art, wireless fleet and asset management system as standard.”

Doosan will also be presenting the company’s extended mini-excavator range for the first time at the Paris show too, as well as showing the DX19, one of three models recently added to the range along with the new DX10Z and DX17Z models in 2017, which form part of full range of nine Doosan mini-excavators from 1.1 tonnes to 8.6 tonnes.

The D-EcoPower technology that will soon be available on the DX490LC-5 and DX530LC-5 excavators utilizes an electronic pressure-controlled pump within a closed centre hydraulic system to accomplish increases of up to 26% in productivity and up to 12% fuel consumption improvements, depending on the mode selected.

A closed centered main control valve minimizes pressure loss, while the electric pressure-controlled pump manages and optimizes engine power more effectively.

February 2, 2018

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