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UK's first Doosan DX170W wheeled excavator delivered

The first Doosan DX170W wheeled excavator in the UK has recently been delivered to Long Eaton Plant Hire of Ilkeston in Derbyshire by Wakefield based local dealer Filtermec Plant Sales. This new model extends Doosan's range of wheeled excavators to a total of six machines from 5.5 to 21 tonne.

The 16.8 tonne DX170W is powered by a 6-cylinder, fuel efficient Doosan DL06 common-rail injection engine developing 103 kW (138 hp) @ 2000 rpm which, when running in 'standard' power mode, uses only 80% of its available output to further improve operating economy. In standard mono boom specification, the machine offers a maximum digging depth and reach of 5010 and 8520 mm respectively.

Tractive force of the new model is an impressive 10 tonne, thanks to the installation of the same robust axles as fitted to the larger DX190W machine and maximum digging force when equipped with a 0.66 cu m bucket is in excess of 11 tonne.

A large, comfortable cab provides excellent all-round visibility and is equipped with a high capacity climate controlled air conditioning system as well as a filtered air environment.

This new model has been developed by Doosan to provide high profitability thanks to short and infrequent routine maintenance requirements.

Commenting on his company's new acquisition, Long Eaton Plant Hire's director Simon Denneny said, “We have been very happy with the 21 tonne Doosan rubber duck purchased in 2004 on which the only part we have ever had to replace is an exhaust. We therefore had no hesitation in choosing the new 17 tonne version when we were in the market for a new machine.”