VIDEO: Develon introduces 100-metric-ton DX1000LC-7 crawler excavator
By Jenny LescohierApril 26, 2023
Develon introduces the DX1000LC-7, its latest next-generation -7 Series crawler excavator offering in North America.
Formerly known as Doosan construction equipment, Develon previewed the new 100-metric-ton conventional tail swing excavator at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas last month. Now commercially available, the machine is designed for pit and quarry customers working in aggregate settings and is also suited to heavy construction and infrastructure projects.
“The DX1000LC-7 is designed to serve a growing crawler excavator size class,” says Thomas Lee, director of product management at Develon. “It can efficiently load large amounts of material into trucks at quarries. On construction sites, the DX1000LC-7 excavates, stockpiles and loads material into dump trucks.”
Features of the new DX1000LC-7 include a crossed-design swing bearing that distributes stress for machine uptime protection. Attention was given to reinforcing the excavator’s wear points with the aim of boosting the machine’s reliability and keeping it running longer. The excavator also includes a heavy-duty front design with additional reinforcement on key stress points to ensure uptime protection.
Operators can choose the swing priority mode for bank cutting and when the swing angle is large to increase the swing speed and maximize productivity. The boom up function is prioritized when the swing priority is turned off.
“The new DX1000LC-7 excavator has the highest swing torque in its size class,” Lee claims. “This is especially important for aggregate producers when they routinely turn or rotate the excavator’s upper structure to move rocks and other material.”
The excavator’s exclusive D-ECOPOWER system helps to improve productivity and save fuel. The hydraulic system precisely controls oil flow and optimizes the engine’s available horsepower. The system’s efficiency not only improves productivity but also reduces fuel consumption.
Operators can choose between two modes: boom and swing. This allows operators to adjust the machine to best match the job at hand, giving priority to boom or swing movements. Boom priority is ideal in harsh conditions, such as digging over the front or dumping over the side of the machine. Swing priority works best in normal or light-duty digging situations.
The DX1000LC-7 cab contains an 8-inch touch screen LCD monitor for high visibility and easy access. The screen is 30% larger than previous models.
Operators can configure the shortcut button on the joystick to their liking so they can adjust the wipers, mute the audio or control the camera. The button can also be used to activate the optional intelligent floating boom feature which is designed to increase operator effectiveness and keep the operator’s hand on the controls.
The optional 360-degree all-around view monitoring (AVM) camera system displays a full view of the machine’s surroundings, giving operators greater confidence when positioning and operating the machine in tight work areas. Five visual perspectives can be seen from the separate AVM monitor: top view, rear view, top+right view, rear+corner view and 3D view.
Additional DX1000LC-7 excavator options include a hydraulic removable counterweight, which is helpful if the customer needs to transport the machine.