Develon is expanding its -7 Series of crawler excavators with the release of the 100-tonne DX1000LC-7.
As the largest crawler excavator in Develon’s -7 Series, the conventional tail swing machine is ideal for pit and quarry customers as well as a large earthmoving and excavating machine for heavy construction and infrastructure projects.
“The DX1000LC-7 is designed to serve a growing crawler excavator size class,” said Thomas Lee, Director of Product Management at Develon.
“It can efficiently load large amounts of material into trucks at quarries. On construction sites, the DX1000LC-7 excavates, stockpiles and loads material into dump trucks.”
The DX1000LC-7 excavator includes smart machine technology and a rugged design for maximum uptime protection. The new DX1000LC-7 includes a crossed-design swing bearing that distributes stress.
As well, attention was given to reinforcing the excavator’s wear points to boost the machine’s reliability and keeping it running longer. The excavator also includes a heavy-duty front design with additional reinforcement on key stress points to ensure uptime protection.
Operators can select a swing priority mode for bank cutting and when the swing angle is large to increase the swing speed and maximize productivity. The boom up function is prioritized when the swing priority is turned off.
“The new DX1000LC-7 excavator has the highest swing torque in its size class,” Lee said. “This is especially important for aggregate producers when they routinely turn or rotate the excavator’s upper structure to move rocks and other material.”
DX1000LC-7 crawler excavator specs
- Horsepower: 629 hp
- Operating weight: 100,199 kg
- Bucket breakout force: 88,185 lbf
- Arm breakout force: 78,850 lbf
- Maximum digging depth: 8.8 metres
- Maximum digging reach: 14.3 metres
- Bucket capacity: 5.4 cubic metres
The crawler excavator’s exclusive D-EcoPower system helps to improve productivity and save fuel. The hydraulic system precisely controls oil flow and optimizes the engine’s available horsepower. The system’s efficiency not only improves productivity but also reduces fuel consumption.
Operators can choose between two modes: boom and swing. This allows operators to adjust the machine to best match the job at hand, giving priority to boom or swing movements. Boom priority is ideal in harsh conditions, such as digging over the front or dumping over the side of the machine. Swing priority works best in normal or light-duty digging situations.
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In the cab
The crawler excavator cab is equipped with a push-button start and high-quality interior fit and finish. The DX1000LC-7 cab contains a 20-cm touchscreen LCD monitor for high visibility and easy access. The screen is 30 per cent larger than previous models.
Ergonomic adjustments such as redesigned foot pedals and heated seats make long days more enjoyable. The shortcut button on the joystick is configurable to an operator’s preference so they can adjust the wipers, mute the audio or control the camera. The button can also be used to activate the optional intelligent floating boom feature. This enhancement helps to increase operator effectiveness and keep the operator’s hand on the controls.
The optional 360-degree all-around view monitoring (AVM) camera system displays a full view of the machine’s surroundings, giving operators greater confidence when positioning and operating the machine in tight work areas. Five visual perspectives can be seen from the separate AVM monitor: top view, rear view, top and right view, rear and corner view and 3D view.
The new crawler excavator comes with unlimited access to the Develon Fleet Management telematics system.
The system allows equipment owners and fleet managers to remotely monitor machine location, hours, fuel usage, engine idle versus work time, and error codes, as well as engine and hydraulic temperatures. Machines can be monitored via an online account.
In addition, dealers can use the system to provide improved customer support by responding to machine warning messages and alerts, troubleshooting machine issues, and then sending a field service vehicle to deliver the proper parts and help with repairs.