Equipment Spotlight: Mini Excavators

February 2011, Vol. 66 No. 2
Volvo's EC20C compact excavator.

Doosan Infracore
Doosan DX80R 8.3-metric-ton compact excavator offers powerful, reliable performance along with economical operation and operator comfort. The DX80R is powered by a 54.6 hp, Tier 4 compliant diesel engine. It has an operating weight of 18,364 pounds with standard boom, arm and 0.366 cubic yard bucket. Bucket breakout force is 12,274 pounds with the standard 5-foot, 7-inch arm. Arm breakout force is 9,194 pounds. The DX80R features a maximum digging depth of 13 feet 9 inches. Maximum digging reach at ground level is 22 feet 8 inches and dump height is 15 feet 3 inches. Maximum travel speed is 2.8 mph in high range while swing speed is 9.6 rpm. Tail swing over the side on the DX80R is just 11 inches, which minimizes the potential for damage when working close to buildings or walls. Boom swing of 70 degrees to the left and 55 degrees allows digging parallel to obstructions. At the same time, the 7-foot-3-inch track length on the DX80R provides exceptional stability for digging and lifting operations. A standard dozer blade facilitates leveling and backfilling operations.

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