January 28, 2016 /

Product Review : DX140LC-5

The DX140LC-5 excavator has been released as part of the Doosan’s new LC-5 range of machines that meet the latest Stage IV emission regulations.  The 14 tonne crawler has a set a new benchmark for this size machine worldwide. The increased performance of the DX140 LC-5 when compared to the previous LC-3 model includes a 5% increase in engine power and 4% greater torque. Traction also has been improved by approximately 18%.


Other improvements include an increase in lifting capacity on average by 10%, and a lower fuel consumption by 3% when compared to the previous generation. The DX140LC-5 is powered by a Perkins P1204F engine. The Perkins engine combines reduced fuel consumption with the power and torque of larger engines with smaller displacements. It provides an output of 113 horsepower at 2000 rpm. By meeting Stage IV emission regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter the Perkins 1204 F engine guarantees trouble-free operation.


Other new systems and functions include the current fuel consumption levels being read directly on the LCD panel, the engine can shut off automatically after a pre-set time when the machine is idle. To save further fuel, Doosan has developed a special new system, called SPC (Smart Power Control) to optimise the balance between the pumps output and the diesel engine.

The features offered as standard in the operators cab are among the best in the market. Already excelling in spaciousness and ergonomics, the new cab has been further refined for outstanding operator comfort and ease of operation. Being able to switch control of the auxiliary lines between the joystick and the two-way pedal greatly lessens any discomfort that may be caused by extended or repetitive use of the joystick alone to control attachments. The control panel has been refined with new gauges, functions and menus being added, a new AdBlue gauge is one of the many new features on the DX1140LC-5. A side view camera is available as an ad on, allowing views of  both the rear and side view camera’s to be combined on the same screen.


Adare Machinery is the sole main dealer for Doosan in Ireland. Based out of our premises in Limerick, offer sales, parts and service across the entire Doosan range. For more information on any of the Bobcat range, please contact our Doosan Sales Team on 061 397777.