Mini Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

February 2014, Vol. 69 No. 2
Kobelco’s SK17SR

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The new Tier 4-compliant Doosan DX63-3 and DX85R-3 excavators have been upgraded with a number of conveniences that provide operators with higher-precision controls, greater force and overall enhanced productivity. Improvements to the 6.3-metric-ton DX63-3 compact conventional tail swing excavator and the 8.5-metric-ton Doosan DX85R-3 reduced tail swing excavator include a blade float, multi-function joysticks, color instrumentation panel, Auto-Shift drive system and standard rubber tracks. The DX63-3’s hp has increased 13.5 percent to 59.4 to match the DX85R-3. The DX63-3’s 11.6 inches of tail swing overhang helps when working on side slopes. It is engineered to dig to depths of 13 feet 6 inches. It also offers 5,767 foot-pounds of arm force, while bucket force has increased to 9,731 foot-pounds. 701.476.4258,