Develon introduces new -7 Series mini excavator

The Develon DX42-7 mini excavator moves dirt
The Develon DX42-7 mini excavator

Develon has introduced a new 4-tonne -7 Series mini excavator designed to deliver fast cycle times and a powerful digging force.

The conventional tail swing DX42-7 mini excavator is powered by a 47-hp engine, and designed for navigating tight, congested jobsites and urban areas.

“Weighing in at 4 metric tons, the DX42-7 delivers the power, maneuverability and versatility our customers have come to expect from Develon mini excavators,” said Thomas Lee, Director of Product Management at Develon.

“Whether it’s utility work, landscaping, construction or site prep, the DX42-7 boasts an impressive lifting capacity, enabling effortless movement of pipes, boulders and various materials. With its powerful digging forces, customers can accomplish more tasks in less time.”

Mini excavator specs

  • Horsepower: 47 hp at 2200 rpm
  • Operating weight: 4,480 kg
  • Maximum digging depth: 3.5 metres
  • Max digging reach (ground): 5.6 metres
  • Max loading height: 3.8 metres
  • Max travel speed: 5 km/h

Thumb-ready arm

The mini excavator comes equipped with a standard thumb-ready arm. Durable thumb mounts are seamlessly integrated into the excavator arm, eliminating the need for any welding when adding a thumb attachment.

As well, with quick-coupler hydraulic piping installed at the end of the arm, the DX42-7 eliminates the need for additional accessories when installing a compatible quick coupler to the machine. This design enhancement reduces the time needed to switch attachments.

Customers can choose between ISO or BHL control patterns, allowing them to select the pattern that best suits their preference and ensures ease of use during operation.

An optional four-way swing blade is also available, enabling optimal blade positioning and reducing the need for frequent machine repositioning, as well as facilitating efficient backfilling.

Improved safety

The DX42-7 effectively addresses various challenges encountered on jobsites, particularly concerning visibility and safety. Safety features on the mini excavator include:

  • A framed full-glass door to improve visibility
  • An optional rearview camera
  • High-illumination LED lamps
  • A standard travel alarm that is activated when the machine is moving in reverse
  • An optional rotating beacon for high-traffic areas or low-light situations

Mini excavator comfort

The cab of the DX42-7 is easy to enter, exit and work in. The mini excavator is available in two cab options: open canopy and enclosed cab configuration.

The enclosed cab model comes with standard heating and air conditioning and hands-free Bluetooth audio. The air conditioning system improves airflow through multiple vents, enhancing operator comfort even during long, hot days.

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The controls, buttons and general operations on the DX42-7 mini excavator make it easy to operate with confidence. A simple thumb switch located on the right joystick controls auxiliary hydraulic functions, making fine adjustments effortless and improving efficiency and comfort throughout the workday. The boom swing is also controlled by a thumb switch on the right joystick, eliminating the need for foot pedals and further simplifying operation.

The Develon Fleet Management system comes standard on the DX42-7. The system gives owners and dealers access to vital equipment data, such as machine location, health and productivity. Through a user-friendly app and website, customers can conveniently monitor and analyze this information, helping them make informed decisions.