Doosan launches new mini-excavator

Doosan has launched the new DX17Z mini-excavator, which is “ideal” for rental and urban construction sites with limited space, the company has claimed.

The 1.7-tonne excavator has been designed for applications that require frequent mobility, compact size and a comfortable working environment for work on confined sites.

The machine has zero house swing (ZHS), which Doosan said “fully protects the front upper structure corners within the swing circle,” resulting in 320 degrees of free rotation while working close to any object.

The DSX17Z features a retractable undercarriage which, when fully retracted allows for access to narrow spaces and when fully expanded provides “optimum stability” for the machine. There is also the option for a long dozer blade, which Doosan said can help perform dustpan operations and also “significantly improves” front stability.

The machine has a “premium control panel” that gives the operator access to vital information such as auto engine shut down, auto glow plugs countdown, auto cab lights switch off, an audible alarm and the RPM meter. A battery kill switch also helps prevent battery drain when the excavator is being stored.

The excavator has a Kubota D722 engine with a gross power at 2500 rpm of 9.9kW and a gross torque at 2000 rpm of 42.3 Nm, with a maximum digging depth of 2249 mm.