The Doosan-DX300LC-5 in action

Doosan’s DX300LC-5 in action

Doosan’s 30 tonne DX300LC-5 crawler excavator has won the EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award in the medium crawler excavators category for the second year running.

Organised by US specialist data firm EquipmentWatch, the awards consist of 15 different categories of machine and winners chosen according to lowest cost of ownership over a five-year span. The LCO Awards are based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy and compact equipment.

The manufacturer said the cost of ownership was one of the most important aspects buyers consider when purchasing equipment, and that its DX300LC-5 shows why its equipment is always rated highly for great performance and value-for-money.

The DX300LC-5 is powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine and, with an output of 202kW at 1800rpm, provides a 27% increase in engine power and a 30% boost in torque over the previous LC-3 model. The company said the machine’s features, which include Doosan’s smart power control system and auto shut-off function, help to lower fuel consumption.

In addition to its crawler win, Doosan is also celebrating the LCO award wins of its sister company, Bobcat. Its S70 skid steer loader and T590 compact tracked loader won LCO Awards in the categories of small skid steer loaders and compact tracked loaders respectively. It is also the second time in a row that Bobcat’s S70 has won the skid steer loaders category.

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