Designed in the company’s engineering centre for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Dobris in the Czech Republic, the new DX10Z zero tail swing (ZTS) mini-excavator has been launched by Doosan. The DX10Z is ideal for construction, rental, demolition, landscaping and any other applications that need high performance, compactness, comfort and stability in one machine.
The DX10Z is truly compact and easy to transport, offering a width of only 710 mm when the tracks and the front blade are fully retracted, allowing the machine to pass through most doors. In addition, to make access to the job site even easier, a foldable TOPS (Tip Over Protective Structure) canopy meeting ISO 12117 requirements is standard on the model.
The integral sliding blade extensions eliminate loose parts that require storage space and can be easily lost. The blade extensions can simply be slid into their inner position to reduce the overall width.
Whilst the DX10Z is very compact, there is no compromise on performance. Thanks to the design of the undercarriage, the DX10Z provides excellent lifting capacities for this size of excavator, combined with a maximum digging depth of 1.82 metres and a machine weight of 1,176 kg.
With plenty of room for the operator’s legs, lower machine noise and variable-position joysticks, the DX10Z is a very easy machine to operate. The position of the joystick controls on the DX10Z can be adjusted to suit different operators. Both left and right consoles, which serve as comfortable arm rests, need to be lowered and locked in order to operate the machine. Thanks to a standard second speed range, the DX10Z is able to move quickly around job sites, complete projects faster and work more efficiently.
The hydraulically expandable undercarriage provides the DX10Z with one of the widest stances in the mini-excavator segment. When it is extended, the width of the square footprint becomes 1100 mm, providing unsurpassed stability. The workgroup features a box structure design, providing strength while minimising the overall weight of the workgroup.
As a true ZTS mini-excavator, the offset tail swing of the DX10Z provides the operator with full confidence so that they can fully concentrate on the job at hand. The use of metal covers and a large cast counterweight provide excellent corner protection and extra durability.
The workgroup of the DX10Z excavator features a cylinder-over-boom design, so that the cylinder cannot be damaged. The hoses for the auxiliary hydraulics are routed inside the boom to prevent any damage when working. These two features enhance the machine’s durability.
Particular attention has been made to ensure easy service access: with a single access point for the daily maintenance of the main components, for checking the fuel gauge and refuelling through the lockable cap.
The DX10Z is powered by the Kubota D722 engine − one of the best known in the mini-excavator segment. This provides proven reliability, as well as low vibration and noise levels, which are a must when working in confined areas.
The cooling system delivers best-in-class performance − which is critical when working in spacially restricted areas where air flow may be minimal. When the machine is frequently used with a hydraulic breaker, the ‘demolition kit’ provides extra cooling so the breaker can be used continuously, even in warm environments. This is unique in the market, and makes this model ideal for indoor demolition projects.