DEVELON, formerly Doosan, releases first electric-powered excavator

Develon has unveiled its first electric-powered mini excavator.
CONEXPOCON/AGG 2023 / March 17, 2023
The electric-drive DX20ZE-7 mini excavator
The electric-drive DX20ZE-7 mini excavator

The excavator, the 2tonne DX20ZE-7, is said to offer low-noise and zero emissions – along with the features and performance enhancements that are found on the next-generation DX-7 Series of mini-excavators.

Develon was formerly known as Doosan construction equipment.

“The DX20ZE-7 is designed to meet a growing demand for electric machines,” said Thomas Lee, director of product management at Develon. “As compact equipment, such as a mini-excavator, has a higher tendency to work in cities and residential areas, where it has proximity to other workers, it has a great advantage over the diesel counterpart due to less noise and no emissions.”

Retractable tracks allow the new excavator to pass through narrow passages and entrances/exits, making it ideal for working in confined spaces or indoor applications such as demolition and construction. Once the excavator reaches the work area, the operator can expand the tracks for better stability and lifting capacity.

With its compact dimensions, the DX20ZE-7 is an excellent solution for construction and rental companies working in sensitive areas where low noise or night-time work is necessary.

The DX20ZE-7 mini-excavator is powered by an in-house-developed 20.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with all of the electrical system and components on the machine optimised for work in harsh environments. A quick-charger system is said to restore 80% of the battery power after only one hour of charging, while the onboard charger restores maximum charge after six hours.

Telematics are standard on the mini-excavator. Operators and dealers can remotely monitor their machine’s health, location and productivity from an app or website.

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