Product feature: Develon DX 7M range

By: Chris McCullough, Photography by: Supplied

Develon recently introduced its new DX 7M range of 19 excavators, designed for use in all suitable markets

The DX530LC(A)-7M is the largest excavator in the range

This latest-generation DX-7M range of tracked excavators vary from two to 53 tonnes, suitable for Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets worldwide in construction, rental, recycling, waste processing, utilities, mining, and quarrying.       

The latest-generation of tracked excavators vary from 2 to 53T

From the smallest model in the range, the DX27Z-7M 2.8-tonne mini-excavator, to the largest, the DX530LC(A)-7M excavators, the models offer improved performance compared to the previous generation machines.

This is due to many enhancements, including more powerful engines and new higher-flow hydraulic systems. The DX200A-7M 20-tonne excavator and all the larger excavators from the DX300LC(A)-7M upwards incorporate Develon’s Virtual Bleed Off (VBO) cutting-edge technology.

The VBO system utilises an electronic pressure-controlled pump within a closed-centre hydraulic system for productivity increases of up to 17% and fuel efficiency improvements of up to 32%, depending on the model and the mode selected.

The closed-centred main control valve minimises pressure loss, while the electronic pressure-controlled pump manages and optimises engine power more effectively.

Improved feedback to the operator through the joystick results in enhanced machine control and less operator fatigue. The acceleration and deceleration of the excavator workgroup functions are smoother, allowing operators to perform repetitive swinging and digging motions with fewer jerking movements.

Another feature of most of the models from 20 tonnes and above that contributes to decreased fuel consumption is the advanced Smart Power Control (SPC) system from Develon.

The SPC system controls engine RPM automatically to supply the appropriate torque depending on workload and speed, to ensure the best fuel efficiency.

The DX200A-7M and DX220AF-7M models have additional reinforcement for exceptional off-road performance. In the DX200A-7M, the hydraulic components and the engine tank have been strengthened and the robust frames and structures are designed to stand up to the rigours of tough workplaces.

Similarly, the DX220AF-7M is fully armoured from top to bottom to help maximise uptime on all types of extreme terrain, including forestry work. The completely redesigned cabs on the excavators provide maximum comfort and total control of all aspects of the equipment.

Several ventilation and air conditioning options are offered to meet any additional needs.
Enhanced safety is also ensured by the seatbelt warning alarm system and the Around View Monitor system, designed to prevent accidents caused by blind spots.

Another important feature is the installation, as standard, of the latest version 3.0 of the company’s Fleet Management system, which provides a telematics management system, by collecting data from sensors on the machines.

New Zealand Develon distributor AB Equipment currently has six models of the DX 7M range listed as available for purchase on their website.

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