Develon unveils new one-tonne mini-excavator

Develon DX10Z-7 mini-excavator

DEVELON has announced the launch of the new one-tonne zero tail swing mini-excavator.

The DX10Z-7 replaces the DX10Z and offers a width of only 730mm when the tracks and front blade are fully retracted, allowing the machine to pass through doors.

The hydraulically expandable undercarriage is said to provide the machine with one of the widest stances in the mini-excavator market. When it is extended, the width of the square footprint becomes 1,100mm. To make access to job sites easier, a foldable TOPS (Tip Over Protective Structure) canopy meeting ISO 12117 requirements is standard.

Supplying an output of 7.6 kW (10.35 HP), the Kubota D722 engine powers the model.

Develon said the increased performance of the DX10Z-7 is based around a new 1.45m boom design and increased arm length (from 810 to 890 mm), resulting in an enhanced working range compared to the DX10Z. This includes a 21.5% rise in dump height of 2,205mm and an 8.5% increase in digging reach at ground level of 3,355mm.

The workgroup features a cylinder-over-boom design, providing protection for the cylinder and an increase in lifting capacity. The front assembly is protected by a bucket cylinder guard to protect against damage that may arise from accidental collisions. There is also an optimal hydraulic hose layout that protects the hoses by running them inside the boom structure.

The DX10Z-7 features a swivel and tilting system for the consoles and a retractable seat belt as standard. The swivel and tilting system is designed to provide greater ergonomic flexibility, allowing operators to apply a 10o swivel and 35o tilting of both the right and left consoles. For increased safety, the model incorporates an LED boom lamp as standard.