One of the main themes at Intermat 2018 of the Doosan Construction Equipment stand will be a celebration of both the company’s 40 years in excavator manufacture and the sale of the 400,000th machine since the company started in the construction equipment market. These milestones will be marked by a series of special events at Intermat, which will take place alongside a presentation of several new developments in the Doosan excavator range.

The first of these will be seen on the top-of-the-range 52 tonne DX530LC-5 crawler excavator which in the near future will incorporate Doosan’s innovative D-ECOPOWER technology for the first time. Previously only available on the DX380LC-5 model, the D-ECOPOWER system will be available on both the DX530LC-5 and the next model in the range – the 50 tonne DX490LC-5 – and provides operators with increases in productivity and fuel efficiency, as well as smoother controls.

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.

Another development from Doosan Smart Solutions is the availability of factory-mounted SVAB joystick tilt rotor management systems for Doosan excavators. At Intermat, the Doosan SVAB system will be shown on a DX165W-5 wheeled excavator in the outside area, equipped with a tilt-rotator from Steelwrist, the preferred range for Doosan excavators. Doosan is also offering new factory-mounted options for electrical steering and digging brake systems.

Doosan will also be presenting the company’s extended mini-excavator range for the first time at Intermat 2018. Doosan will be 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 to 8.6 tonne.

Representing the expanded mini-excavator range from Doosan at Intermat will be the DX19 model. 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.