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by Nick Drew  |  Mon 19 Jul 2021

Doosan Join the 100 Club!

Details are somewhat sketchy at the time of writing, but it appears that Doosan Infracore has produced its largest excavator to date, the all new DX1000LC-7.

Doosan Join the 100 Club!

With all the big players now producing an excavator in the 95 to 100 tonne range, it was only a matter of time before Doosan joined the party. Most recently in the UK we have seen a number of 95-tonne machines put to work on some big infrastructure projects, most notably Volvo EC950F’s.

In addition, we have seen the arrival of the first LiuGong 995F DM to be purchased not only in the UK, but in Europe, which has joined the fleet of long term LiuGong customer J. Ffrench Plant Hire, which after a short period of media appearances, is now out earning its keep.

So, with big projects waiting in the wings globally, as the world fights back from the Covid shutdown, it comes as no surprise to see this new Doosan machine appearing, as the company looks for market share in the 100-tonne sector.

As previously mentioned, there are no official stats available on the DX1000LC-7 at this moment in time, but from what I can find online the operating weight will start at around 98-tonnes, and the machine will carry a 6.8m3 bulk earthmoving bucket. That is a whole cubic metre more than on the current largest excavator in the Doosan range the 80-tonne class DX800LC-7.

This is just my speculation, but I would imagine this machine was planned to appear on the Doosan stand at Bauma next year originally in April, but now postponed to October 2022.

In the meantime, I have found some rather dark night time footage of what is probably an early field follow unit at work in Mongolia, check it out below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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