Doosan Infracore North America has added a new model to its fleet of crawler excavators. At 17 metric tonnes, the new DX170LC-5 excavator is within the 80,000 gross vehicle weight limit for simplified transportation.
The DX170LC-5’s compact size makes it easier to transport. It was engineered with small and mid-size contractors in mind and is ideal for light excavation jobs like digging residential basements or commercial building footings. Crucially, the machine’s size allows contractors to transport it to and from jobsites without having to obtain a special transport permit. With that said, customers are still encouraged to consult their state’s regulatory requirements, as they tend to vary.
“Load ratings vary from state to state, so owners still need to check federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding weight, width, length and height of a load before making preparations to transport their machine on public roads, bridges, highways and interstates,” says Aaron Kleingartner, Doosan Infracore North America marketing manager.
In terms of size and performance, the DX170LC-5 stands between smaller models like the DX140LC-5 and DX140LCR-5 and larger models like the DX180LC-5. Kleingartner said the company felt this was a gap that had to be filled.
“We felt it was very important to offer a model in this size class to ensure our excavating customers could minimize transportation costs, while retaining the performance they expect from Doosan excavators,” he said. “The new model fits nicely in our crawler excavator lineup, giving our customers more options to suit their needs.”
Doosan’s DX140LC-5 is powered by a 127hp Tier 4-compliant diesel engine. It has an operating weight of 38,376 lbs (17,407 kg), a maximum digging depth of nearly 20 feet and a maximum loading height of 8 feet. See Doosan’s website for more information.