Korean company’s DX300LC-5 wins EquipmentWatch LCO award for second year running
Korean equipment major Doosan’s DX300LC-5 crawler excavator has won the EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award in the Excavators Crawler Medium category for the second year running.
The awards are based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy and compact equipment. They are organised by EquipmentWatch, one of the leading providers of a data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry. Nominees are recognised within 15 different categories of machines that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five-year span.
The winner in its category for the second successive year, the DX300LC-5 is powered by the Doosan DL08 siz-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 202kW at 1800 rpm, providing a 27% increase in engine power and a 30% boost in torque over the company’s previous LC-3 model.
According to Doosan, among the factors that lead to huge reductions in fuel consumption is the “trip meter setting” screen which allows operators to check fuel consumption daily or over a desired period directly from the control panel. Another feature is the auto shut-off that provides an automatic shut down for the engine after a pre-set time when the machine has been idling for a specified time configurable by the operator. Also, a Doosan-developed system, SPC (Smart Power Control), optimises the balance between the output of the pumps and the diesel engine.
A statement from Doosan said total cost of ownership is one of the most important aspects that buyers take into account when they purchase equipment and the award won again by the DX300LC-5 shows why the company’s equipment is always rated highly for performance and value-for-money.