Doosan Construction Equipment has launched the new DX19 1.9 tonne mini-excavator.

The optimised hydraulic system in the DX19 mini-excavator makes the best possible use of the engine power available from the Kubota D722 diesel engine providing an output of 9.9 kW at 2500 RPM (ISO 9249). This results in fast cycle times, which are combined with smooth control of class-leading breakout forces, which include a digging force over the bucket (ISO) of 20.8 kN.

Equipped with a cab, rubber tracks, long blade and bucket, the DX19 has an operating weight of 1894 kg. With the long arm, the maximum digging depth of the DX19 is 2565 mm, the maximum dump height is 2693 mm and the maximum reach at ground level is 4214 mm. This working range provides maximum performance and versatility in operating a wide range of attachments and the overall smoothness of the hydraulic system is further enhanced by boom and arm cylinder cushioning.

The high lifting capacity and superior dumping height offered by the DX19 ensure that loading trucks is an easy process, while the reach at ground level reduces the need to keep repositioning when digging. An optional certified ‘object handling package’, which consists of a safety valve for the boom and for the arm, a hooking device and an overload warning device is also available for the DX19. The new model is towable on trailers for up to 2000 kg, with transportability further enhanced by new tie-down points.

When fully retracted, the retractable undercarriage on the DX19 allows the machine to go through narrow spaces; and, when fully expanded, it provides optimum stability for the excavator, especially when working over the side. Expansion and retraction are simple and easy via a switch on the control panel. In addition, to help dustpanning on the front, the long dozer blade significantly enhances stability at the front of the excavator, allowing the operator to make full use of the breakout forces that the machine can deliver.