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Doosan DX170LC-5 Crawler Excavator Meets Weight Limits

PTP090919 DoosanDoosan Infracore North America, LLC, is expanding its crawler excavator lineup with the new DX170LC-5 excavator. The 17-metric-ton model falls below the 80,000 gross vehicle weight rating limit for simplified and less expensive transportation.

This new Doosan excavator size allows for easier transportation, especially for small- to mid-size contractors who perform light excavation projects, such as digging residential basements or commercial building footings. This model reduces the need to obtain a special transport permit when moving to and from jobsites. The width and combined weight between the machine, trailer and Class 7 towing vehicle meets current transportation requirements. Owners should still check local requirements when transporting equipment.

“Load ratings vary from state to state, so owners still need to check federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding weight, width, length and height of a load before making preparations to transport their machine on public roads, bridges, highways and interstates,” said Aaron Kleingartner, Doosan Infracore North America marketing manager.

The DX170LC-5 excavator will be a step up from the smaller Doosan DX140LC-5 and DX140LCR-5 models, but it won’t be as large as the DX180LC-5.

“We felt it was very important to offer a model in this size class to ensure our excavating customers could minimize transportation costs, while retaining the performance they expect from Doosan excavators,” said Kleingartner. “The new model fits nicely in our crawler excavator lineup, giving our customers more options to suit their needs.”

In addition, the DX170LC-5 will offer many performance-driven features, including good visibility to the jobsite. Similar to current “dash 5” Doosan crawler excavators, the DX170LC-5 will offer four power modes for more control to better balance fuel consumption and machine power to the working conditions.
Power modes include the following:
•    Power+ mode delivers the fastest workgroup speeds for loading trucks, top digging performance and extra power for digging in hard ground.
•    Power mode provides exceptional power and performance for tough digging conditions and truck loading tasks.
•    Standard power mode balances the excavator’s fuel consumption in everyday digging, grading and lifting tasks.
•    Economy mode reduces fuel consumption for low-demand applications and slows down machine movement for conditions that require extra precision.

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