Designed as replacements for the existing DX60R and DX55E machines, the new models incorporate advances in many areas to maximise performance, versatility, operator comfort, durability, ease of maintenance and serviceability with minimum impact on human health and the environment.
One of the stand-out features on the new excavators is the increase in hydraulic performance, which has been boosted with a 33% increase in maximum flow rate to 132 l/min. In addition, the hydraulic system now incorporates a load sensing system which guarantees high hydraulic performance and allows smooth and efficient combined operations. Two-way auxiliary hydraulic flow is also available for the primary auxiliary circuit for operating high flow attachments.
This is complemented by an increase in the digging forces - the bucket digging force is now 4.4 tonne, 7% above the previous models and the arm digging force is 10% higher at 2.9 tonne. This is combined with a longer arm for a better overall working range. The traction force has also been increased by 5% to 5.6 tonne and travel speeds have been increased in both the low range (2.6 km/h) and the high range (4.7 km/h).
High Comfort Cab - Low Noise & Optimum Safety
The space available in the new ROPS operator cab is similar to that found on much larger medium and heavy-duty machines. The cab has a large entrance and exit, ensuring it is easy to get in and out of the excavators.
The cab offers a low noise level of 73 dBA. A high capacity heating and air conditioning system is standard, with fully adjustable vents installed at both the front and rear of the operator's seat to maximise efficiency.
The interior of the cab has been ergonomically designed to optimise operator comfort and features an increased foot rest area and an additional cup holder, and the openness of the cab provides a wide field of view and excellent all-round visibility. The cab lighting, sun visor and side mirror all contribute to a safe and pleasant working environment for the operator.
The position and angle of the seat cushion as well as the position of the consoles can be adjusted to suit the operator. Additional comfort is provided by the seat back pocket and the lumbar support. A seat heater is available as an option.
Both new excavators are designed for easy, precise controllability with the left and right control stands ergonomically placed for convenient operation. The proportional hydraulic joystick levers have comfortable grips that allow the operator to perform smooth, precise actions.
There is a new full colour 5.7 inch LCD monitor that allows operators to control auxiliary flow and to monitor functions such as service periods. The control panel provides comprehensive information about the status of the machine and there is anti-theft protection as standard via a password lock-out system.
Hydraulic flow control is enabled via roller software for control of auxiliary hydraulic flow (Aux1/Aux2), boom swing (offset) and tilting operations. In addition, auto down shift and dozer float levelling functions are all now available on the new models.
Safety features as standard include lock valves on the arm and the boom cylinders and an overload warning device. Other standard features include an electric refuelling pump and a defroster for the windshield.
The DX62R-3 and the DX63-3 models are powered by the Stage IIIA compliant 36.2 kW liquid-cooled Yanmar 4TNV94L diesel engine running at a maximum speed of 2200 rpm, providing abundant power and reliability for machines of this size. Electronic injection together with automatic idle ensures optimum fuel efficiency at all times.
The low noise and emission levels of both models ensure they are suitable for operation in noise sensitive areas and at night.
The advanced technology used in the DX62R-3 and DX63-3 excavators complements the powerful performance with simple, easy maintenance procedures. Convenient check points make it easy to do routine maintenance, while a tilting cab simplifies service work.
The large-capacity radiator enables performance in severe and continuous operations. Access to the radiator and cooler is easy, making cleaning a simple process. The various parts of the engine can be accessed from the side, with the engine oil and fuel filter attached to the engine body extending out for easy maintenance.
The large capacity two-stage forced air cleaner removes over 99% of airborne particles, reducing the risk of engine contamination and lengthening the intervals for cleaning and cartridge change. Integrated grease piping is designed for easy maintenance of the swing bearing and swing cylinder. The fuse box is conveniently located in a section of the storage compartment behind the operator's seat. Sufficient space is also provided for easy adjustment or replacement of the fan belt.