DEVELON, a manufacturer of construction equipment, has released its DX17Z-7 mini excavator for work in tight spaces on jobsites. Weighing approximately 4,200 lbs, the DX17Z-7 is the smallest member of the DEVELON mini excavator fleet.

The DX17Z-7 can maneuver in tight work spaces with its compact size and features a retractable undercarriage with a collapsible dozer blade. This enables the mini excavator to squeeze into small spaces when needed and provides steady operation when working on slopes.

Source: DevelonSource: Develon

The 16-hp DX17Z-7 is designed with maneuverability in mind. Offering a 48 inch track width, the DX17Z-7 can travel between homes on tight lot lines or flush against existing structures in developed areas where large equipment doesn’t fit. If the machine can access the work area, it has the potential to replace work that was previously done by manual labor with shovels and wheelbarrows.

Additionally, the new mini excavator features an open canopy cab for operator visibility. A selectable control pattern switch gives operators the ability to change between ISO and “backhoe” patterns according to preference. The change valve is located beneath the floor cover and is accessible without the need for any tools. The machine also comes with the new MY DEVELON telematics system that monitors the health, location and performance of DEVELON equipment from a mobile app and website.

The retractable undercarriage and collapsible dozer blade offer versatility when accessing and working in confined spaces. The retractable track is controlled by an electric switch on the control panel. Meanwhile, the fully retracted undercarriage enables the excavator to enter narrow spaces. When fully expanded, the undercarriage provides stability when working over the side.

The collapsible dozer blade can be retracted or expanded to meet various jobsite needs. For grading, leveling and backfilling, the blade float feature enables the blade to follow the contours of the ground without operator input.

Auxiliary hydraulics are configured with flush face couplers for hose connections when using augers, breakers and other hydraulic attachments. The DX17Z-7 features a hydraulic quick-coupler-ready design with quick-coupler hydraulic piping installed to the end of the arm. Additionally, the DX17Z-7 has a thumb-ready design to grab and lift objects.

For more information, visit the Develon website.

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