Develon unveils 6-metric-ton DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators

September 27, 2023 -  By
The DX62R-7 and DX63-7 join the company's -7 Series mini excavator line and feature updated designs. The DX62R-7 and DX63-7 join the company's -7 Series mini excavator line and feature updated designs. (Photo: Develon)

The DX62R-7 and DX63-7 join the company’s -7 Series mini excavator line and feature updated designs. (Photo: Develon)

The DX62R-7 and DX63-7 join the line of next-generation -7 Series mini excavators from Develon. The machines offer standard telematics, powerful digging and lifting, attachment versatility, exceptional operator comfort and durability features.

“The new DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators have been updated inside and out from their predecessors,” said Jacob Sherman, product and dealer marketing manager at Develon. “They deliver impressive digging, uptime protection and smart technologies operators need to take on the toughest job sites. We’re pleased to be expanding our lineup of Develon -7 Series mini excavators and designing them with more standard premium features, including telematics, high-performance air conditioning and much more.”

Maneuverable and powerful to boost productivity

The DX62R-7 has a reduced tail swing design. The tail swing extends just a few inches beyond the width of the excavator tracks, minimizing the chances of encountering objects or buildings when rotating the machine. The DX63-7 is a conventional tail swing excavator. Both come in standard or optional long-arm configurations.

For enhanced durability, Develon designed the new -7 Series mini excavators with a width-protected swing frame. The excavators’ swing casting and cylinders remain within the track width at full left swing, making it less likely that operators will damage these components when working in tight or confined areas. An integrated counterweight improves the machines’ lifting capacity and robustness.

When turning, grading and maneuvering, the DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators will auto-downshift. As the load decreases, the excavators automatically shift back into high range.

To reduce noise, improve job site communications and save fuel, the standard auto-idle feature idles the engine automatically when machine functions are not used for a few seconds. When an operator moves the controls, the excavator automatically returns to the previous throttle setting.

A steel track undercarriage option is available for demolition work or other applications where working around sharp objects could damage the standard rubber tracks. New -7 Series mini excavators offer steel-track and rubber-shoe conversion with minimal modification required, according to the company.

Enhanced attachment versatility

Standard on the DX62R-7 and DX63-7 is a thumb-ready arm that includes durable mounts integrated into the arm. The new hydraulic quick-coupler-ready design with quick-coupler hydraulic piping installed to the end of the arm allows for easy attachment changes. Operators won’t need additional accessories to install a compatible quick coupler to the machine.

The excavators offer one-way/two-way hydraulic flow. For improved control, hydraulic flow is activated through the joystick, not the pedal.  Attachments help operators complete multiple tasks using one machine. The company offers a heavy-duty bucket, ditch-cleaning bucket, thumb, manual quick-hitch and hydraulic quick coupler that allows for fast changing to other attachments — including augers, hydraulic breakers, plate compactors, grapples, rippers and flail mowers.

Comfort features

The DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators come standard with a high-performance heating and air conditioning system. A thumb switch on the right joystick controls auxiliary hydraulic functions and a boom swing is controlled by a thumb switch on the left joystick rather than foot pedals.

The DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators are designed with a framed, full glass door that provides strong visibility to the area alongside the excavator. A rearview camera is available as an option for increased visibility behind the excavator. An optional rotating beacon is available for enhanced safety when operators are working in high-traffic areas or low-light situations.

With the standard Bluetooth audio, operators can more easily communicate without removing their hands from the joystick controls. A selectable control pattern is a standard feature. Operators can choose the control pattern they prefer: ISO or BHL. A travel alarm alerts others on the job site when the excavator is at work, for added awareness and safety.


To facilitate daily maintenance, the DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators offer easy access to filters and oil service points. A convenient battery disconnect completely disables the battery connection, protecting the battery life during extended storage periods. In addition, color-coded and labeled wiring and hydraulic hoses enable plug-and-play installation of electrical accessories — including the rotating beacon — and allow quicker, easier electrical troubleshooting, according to the company.


Develon Fleet Management telematics system is a standard feature on the DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators. Operators can monitor the health, location and productivity of the dozer from a user-friendly mobile app and website. The customer’s dealer can also see the equipment status and notify them when it’s time for service to minimize machine downtime.

Mini Excavator Specs (standard arm configuration):


  • Horsepower (net): 57.5 horsepower (42.9 kW) at 2,300 rpm
  • Operating weight: 13,704 pounds
  • Max digging depth: 12 feet, 5 inches
  • Max digging reach (ground): 20 feet, 3 inches
  • Max loading height: 13 feet, 3 inches


  • Horsepower (net): 57.5 horsepower (42.9 kW) at 2,300 rpm
  • Operating weight: 13,708 pounds
  • Maximum digging depth: 12 feet, 5 inches
  • Maximum digging reach (ground): 19 feet, 8 inches
  • Maximum loading height: 13 feet, 3 inches
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