May 27, 2017

2017 marks over 20 years of Doosan earthmoving equipment operating in South Africa

“Doosan maintains its strong position in today’s highly competitive earthmoving sector through its reputation for reliable engines, a robust chassis structure, quality components that ensure extended service life and features for easy serviceability that reduce downtime,” states says Chris Whitehead, managing director, DISA Equipment (Pty) Limited, trading as Doosan, part of the Capital Equipment Group (CEG) of Invicta Holdings Limited. “What’s also critical to Doosan’s success is the technical support and repair and maintenance service we offer our customer base throughout the country. Doosan equipment is also supported by extended warranties.”

“Our commitment to meeting exact market requirements, includes the launch of new machines locally, which are designed to cope efficiently and safely in Africa’s tough conditions.”

Doosan earthmoving equipment, which is manufactured in South Korea, encompasses track, wheel and mini excavators, articulated dump trucks (ADT’s), as well as wheel loaders and various attachments.

A leading machine in the range is the heavy duty Doosan DX225LCA hydraulic excavator series – which is one of the biggest size class of equipment in South Africa. These excavators are known for improved fuel efficiency, enhanced productivity, minimal maintenance requirements and greater operator comfort.

The DX225LCA series has notable design features especially for the African market, with advantages over other machines in the same size class of equipment.

These features include a reliable 6-cylinder water cooled engine that is optimised and electronically controlled to boost production, maximise fuel efficiency and ensure harmful emissions remain well below the values required for Tier II engines. This machine boasts the most efficient fuel consumption of this size class of equipment, consuming less fuel for the same production.

A heavy duty boom and arm have increased material thickness which limits element fatigue, which increases reliability and extends component life. This series has a longer undercarriage than competitor machines. Although a shorter undercarriage reduces manufacturing costs, stability of these machines is compromised. All welded structures of the Doosan undercarriage have been designed to limit stresses. The lateral chassis is welded and rigidly attached to the undercarriage. Tracks locked by mechanically bolted pins, are composed of sealed, self-lubricating links, which are isolated from external contamination for dependability in all conditions. The hydraulic track adjuster has a shock absorbing tension mechanism.

The DX225LCA series has standard hydraulic piping for hammer applications and an improved H Class bucket. These machines are supported by Doosan with a 2 year/ 4 000 hour warranty.

The swing mechanism – an axial piston motor with a two stage planetary reduction gear – offers increased swing torque, at reduced swing times. The maximum swing speed is 11 rpm.

The 21,5 T operating weight of these excavators is enhanced by new specifications that include a 0,92 m³ bucket capacity, a digging depth of 5 755 mm, a digging reach of 8 950 mm and a digging height of 9 750 mm. The engine rated power is 110 kW (148 HP) at 1 900 rpm. Maximum engine torque is 61,5 kg.m/1 400 rpm.

For optimum control, the e-POS system (Electronic Power Optimising System) provides a perfect synchronised communication link between the engine’s electronic control unit and the hydraulic system. A controller area network system facilitates a constant flow of information between the engine and hydraulic system, ensuring power is delivered exactly as it is needed.

Tests show that these machines have the industry’s best traction force – for their machine weight – working on a slope or on tough ground conditions.

This hydraulic system enables independent or combined operations. Two travel speeds offer either increased torque or high speed tracking and an auto deceleration system and cross sensing pump ensure fuel savings.

The conveniently positioned multi-function colour LCD monitor panel has standard features for simple control and efficient operation. These controls include mode selection, precise flow rate regulation, auto deceleration and display selection. Maintenance and oil change intervals can be displayed, a self-diagnosis function allows technical problems to be quickly resolved and an operational memory provides a graphic display of the machine’s status.

Levelling operations, movement of lifted loads and tricky manoeuvres are all controlled easily and precisely with control levers. Buttons integrated on the levers are used to operate additional equipment, like grabs, crushers and grippers.

Doosan’s DX225LCA machines have been designed with the latest ergonomics which enhance efficient operation, improve safety and offer greater operator comfort for reduced fatigue. New features include a spacious, all weather sound-suppressed cab with a clear all round view, effective air conditioning and an adjustable seat, with an optional air suspension system to reduce vibrations. For improved safety, there are large handrails and a wide step with anti-slip plates, right and left rear view mirrors, a travel alarm and safety glass.

This series has been designed for easy maintenance and reduced downtime. A PC monitoring function enables connection to the e-POS control system. Various parameters can be checked during maintenance, including pump pressure, engine rotation and engine speed. This information can be stored and printed for analysis.

Easy access to all components, including the engine oil filter, radiators and grease inlets, enables quick maintenance procedures and prevents contamination to the surrounding environment.

DX225LCA excavators are used in diverse industries, including construction, mining and quarrying, marine, civil engineering and forestry.

Doosan offers a national technical advisory, maintenance and support service through its branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Wolmaransstad and dealers in East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Middelburg, Kimberley, Rustenburg and Bloemfontein.

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A leading machine in Doosan range is the heavy duty DX225LCA hydraulic excavator series – which is one of the biggest size class of equipment in South Africa. These excavators are known for improved fuel efficiency, enhanced productivity, minimal maintenance requirements and greater operator comfort.

The DX225LCA series has notable design features especially for the African market, with advantages over other machines in the same size class of equipment. These features include a Tier II mechanical engine for reduced operating costs, a heavy duty boom and arm, as well as standard hydraulic piping for hammer applications and a longer undercarriage than competitor machines. DX225LCA hydraulic excavator also have an improved H Class bucket and are supported by Doosan with a 2 year/ 4 000 hour warranty.

For further information

Chris Whitehead – Managing Director, DISA Equipment (Pty) Ltd T/A Doosan
Tel: +27 11 974 2095
Cell: +27 83 326 6807

Email: chrisw@doosan.co.za 
Web: www.doosan.co.za

Released by: Lindy Morton, Festivitas 083 268 6666 festivitas@dbnmail.co.za

March 2017

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