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Develon introduces 1-tonne mini excavator

Develon, formerly Doosan Construction Equipment, has released a new 1-tonne mini excavator that is easy to transport

Develon has launched its 1-tonne DX10Z-7 zero tail swing mini excavator, that the company says provides improved performance to the previous DX10Z model it replaces.

Compact and easy to transport, the mini excavator has a width of 730mm when the tracks and front blade are fully retracted – allowing the machine to pass through doors.

A hydraulic expandable undercarriage provides the DX10Z-7 with one of the widest stances for mini excavators, Develon says. When it is extended, the width of the square footprint becomes 1,100 mm, providing extra stability.

To make access to job sites even easier, a foldable tip-over protective structure (TOPS) canopy comes as standard on this model.

With an engine output of 7.6kW (10.35hp), the mini excavator is highlighted by a new 1.45m boom design and increased arm length – from 810 to 890mm. Develon says this results in a significantly enhanced working range compared to the previous DX10Z model it replaces.

This includes a 21.5 per cent rise in dump height of 2,205 mm and an 8.5 per cent increase in digging reach at ground level of 3,355 mm.

The mini excavator’s arm length has been increased. Image: Develon

Despite its compact nature, Develon says the DX10Z-7 doesn’t compromise on operator comfort or safety.

“The DX10Z-7 features a swivel and tilting system for the consoles and a retractable seat belt as start,” the company says.

“For increased safety, the DX10Z-7 also incorporates an LED boom lamp as standard.”

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