Doosan introduces all new DX245NHD-7 Heavy-duty Crawler Excavator
Doosan has launched the new DX245NHD-7 25 tonne heavy duty crawler excavator, a completely new model in the Doosan range, designed for the most abrasive of applications.
Whilst it is a real 25 tonne excavator, the DX245NHD-7 incorporates 30 tonne class undercarriage components – the chains, rollers, sprocket and the chassis itself are oversized to increase the working lifetime of the machine, even on the toughest jobs.
Stephane Dieu, Excavator Product Specialist at Doosan, said: “The DX245NHD-7 adds a new highly sturdy option in the medium-sized range of crawler excavators from Doosan. With regard to the name of the machine, the ‘N’ stands for ‘Narrow Track’ and the ‘HD’ stands for ‘Heavy Duty’ illustrating its suitability for the most challenging applications. Complementing this, the ‘narrow’ design of the DX245NHD-7 offers the further advantage of a transportation width of only 2.54 m.”
Increased Comfort and Controllability
Complementing the robust build, the state-of-the-art cab on the DX245NHD-7 excels in terms of spaciousness and ergonomics, taking operator comfort and ease of operation to new levels.
As well as a new high quality seat, the enhanced cab offers more features as standard than other machines on the market, ensuring super controllability and high precision in all applications.
- Doosan Smart Touch (new 8-inch touch screen)
- DAB audio (Handsfree and Bluetooth)
- Doosan Smart Key (Keyless start system, Remote door lock and unlock)
- Leatherette Heating Seat (Heating and Cooling as an option)
- Parallel wiper system and new design pedals
- Improved air flow for defrosting and air conditioning
- 8 x LED work lights as standard
- 4 more LED lamps as an option
- AVM – Around View Monitor with 360° cameras (option)
- Ultrasonic sonic detection of obstacles (option)
New Stage V Engine
To meet Stage V engine emission regulations, the new DX245NHD-7 excavator is powered by the latest generation Doosan DL06V diesel engine, providing 131 kW (176 HP) at 1800 RPM. The DL06V engine offers a new solution to exceed Stage V regulations without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), that boosts the quantity of air available during combustion, increasing the temperature of the process and greatly reducing the amount of particulates produced.
This is combined with super-efficient DOC/DPF+SCR after-treatment technology to ensure minimal emissions. Thanks to the new technology, maintenance of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) has been greatly reduced, with no maintenance required until the machine has operated for 8000 hours.
SPC3 Smart Power Controls
The enhanced fuel efficiency of the DL06V engine in combination with a new hydraulic main valve and the new generation SPC3 Smart Power Controls, provides increased fuel efficiency. There are four power modes (P+, P, S or E) available on the DX245NHD-7 which can be set in both one-way and two-way working modes.
In addition to higher performance and cost savings, the DX245NHD-7 excavator offers more new features as standard than other machines on the market, many of which are common to the other new Doosan medium-sized excavators to be launched in the near future and which build on the very successful design of the previous generation machines.
The new features provide major enhancements in machine controllability, versatility, operator comfort, uptime and return on investment, with a strong focus on increased productivity and robustness.
New Heavier Counterweight for Work with Tiltrotators
In the DX245NHD-7, the new features include a heavy 5.0 tonne standard counterweight particularly suited for working with heavier attachments such as tiltrotators. The heavier counterweight also contributes to the higher lifting and digging capacities of the DX245NHD-7.
The DX245NHD-7 also incorporates as standard a new lifting eye that forms part of the casting for the push link for the bucket attachment at the end of the arm. The new lifting eye has a maximum capacity of 5 tonne and has a special bush insert to prevent deformation of the lifting hole.
Complementing the increased stability provided by the new counterweight, the DX245NHD-7 introduces a new smart hydraulic system that offers an improvement of around 30% in attachment work, compared to previous excavator models.
The new system applies a smart hydraulic logic for optimal distribution of the hydraulic flow rate when both the arm and attachment are working simultaneously, with a new priority valve and an additional hydraulic line maintaining continuous hydraulic flow to the attachment, even when the arm is being used.
New Tiltrotator Mode
There is a new Tiltrotator Mode on the control panel in the DX245NHD-7, which can be selected to ensure an optimized hydraulic flow and helps to maximize the accuracy of tiltrotator work by eliminating back pressure.
This new tiltrotator mode is a special two-way flow mode, but it is managed by the EPOS like a one way flow mode, with direct return to the tank in each direction, to avoid back pressure and increase flow and controllability.
New Fine Swing Function
Another standard new feature is the Fine Swing function which minimizes the shaking that a lifted object undergoes at the start or stop of a swing movement with the excavator, to increase the safety of nearby workers and to prevent damage caused by the object falling from the excavator.
When Fine Swing activates, the overrun disappears, allowing the DX245NHD-7 to smoothly reach maximum swing speed, whilst removing the shock from the turn reversal at the moment of stopping, resulting in a smooth stop.
DoosanCONNECT Telematics System
The new DX245NHD-7 model is factory-installed as standard with Doosan’s state-of-the-art DoosanCONNECT wireless fleet monitoring system. The DoosanCONNECT system offers a web-based fleet management solution which is very useful for monitoring the performance and security of machines and promoting preventative maintenance.
It is available as a standard feature on all new Doosan excavators (from 14 tonne), all new Doosan wheel loaders and Doosan ADTs.
- Buckets: 1.3 m³
- Operating weight: 25.1 tonne
- Digging depth (std front): 6,595 mm
- Digging reach (std front): 9,715 mm
- Digging height (std front): 6,825 mm
- Overall width (with 600 mm shoes): ,2540 mm
- Height (std front): 3,006 mm
- Overall length in travel position (std front): 9,522 mm
- Rear swing radius: 2,815 mm
- Drawbar pull: 248 kN
- Digging force over bucket (ISO): 16.5 tonne
- Digging force over arm (ISO): 11.5 tonne
- Lifting capacity at 6 m reach: 8.78 tonne
- Travel speed low range: 3 km/h
- Travel speed high range: 5.3 km/h
- Engine (SAE J1995 net): 6-cylinder Doosan DL06V Stage V, 131 kW (176 HP) at 1,800 RPM