Doosan ups power on 8t excavator

Doosan Infracore has launched a new mini excavator onto the European market, the DX85R-7.

The new DX85R-7 mini excavator from Doosan. Photo: Doosan

The 8 tonne machine with a Stage V diesel engine is designed for operations in confined spaces, with reduced tail swing and an increased boom swing angle of 60o.

At the same time, the excavator offers increased durability, along with a bucket digging force of 6.7 tonnes and traction force of 6.6 tonnes.

The DX85R-7 is powered by the Doosan D24 engine, with 48.5kW of power at 2100 RPM. According to Doosan, this provides an increase of more than 9% in the machine’s torque at low RPM, compared with the predecessor model, the DX85R-3.

The new model’s DPF (diesel particulate filter) also promises an ash cleaning interval of 5,000 hours – a 25% increase on the DX85R-3.

Operator benefits

For operators, Doosan says it has increased both the height and width of the cab for extra comfort, while a full-glass entry door enhances visibility to the side.

Other key features for operators include:

  • an enhanced heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system
  • A/C control panel keypad
  • 203mm touch-screen display
  • panto wiper with increased wiping area
  • DAB Audio
  • air suspension seat with heating
  • thumbwheel joystick
  • auxiliary flow control in the cab
  • USB charger & 12V socket
  • foldable pedals

The excavator has the latest DoosanCONNECT telematics management system installed as standard.


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