Premature Damage Rod Cylinder Boom Excavator Doosan DX225

This topic contains 12 replies and was last updated by michael-simbolon-2 9 years 2 months ago
November 4th, 2012 12:11am
:cheer: Anyone knows about improvement of rod cylinder boom excavator Doosan DX225? I have problem 2 times broken rod cylinder...Thanks.
November 4th, 2012 5:37am
Welcome to Mechanic Hub.

As to your problem, was this two cylinders breaking on one machine or two different machines with similar damage?

If it was two cylinders on one machine, I would be looking for twisted boom, twisted mounting pins or similar problems that causes the rod to flex.

If it was two different machines, you are correct to look to the manufacturer for fixes, maybe bad supplier parts.
November 4th, 2012 8:09am
Hi Jim, thanks. :)

These problem happen in two difference machines under 5500 hours meter. No shock load, no bushing worn out, we lost the warranty because out of warranty policy.

Untill now no failure analysis from our supplier or improvement information. I think I will check the attachment twist.
November 4th, 2012 8:12pm
Hey Michael, if i could put my two cents worth of info in. I work at a Doosan dealer and have never seen this on any of the DX models that we have sold. Are the serial numbers of the two units close? was it both the same side? (left boom). if you give me the serial numbers and hours i could enter them in a thing called Calltrac (Doosan dealer portal info system). Then i could ask what they thought or if they had a bad run of cylinders. it looks like it broke just beneath the weld for the eye. Was the rod bent at all or just broke off?
November 5th, 2012 6:38am
Hi Sonny. Thanks.

Sorry I gave wrong information before. Actually wrong information from field. After I check detail hystorical problem. These problem happen 2 times in same machine but on different side.

First problem

01 April 2012, rod RH cylinder boom broken. Hours meter : 3278

Second problem

19 September 2012, rod LH cylinder boom broken. Hours meter : 5395

Machine serial number : DHKCEBACSB0008365. Yes it broke beneath the weld for the eye, no bent, it just broke off. After we check the rod broken surface, seen rod dowel very short, it not deep get in to rod head hole. Please see the attachment (Photo).
November 6th, 2012 8:30pm
Hey Michael do you think you could email me those pictures direct as i seem to be having a problem copy and pasting :woohoo: them for the Calltrac from Doosan. My email is [email protected]
November 8th, 2012 1:38am
Hi Sonny. Yes I already sent it to your email. So you're Service Manager at GF Freston, thanks for your suport.
November 9th, 2012 2:43am
Micheal; got the pictures thanks,sent them and then they asked about pressures and what the exact job of the excavator was. and yah you got me i am the service manager at G.F. Preston sales and service in Sundridge Ontario Canada. we are a Case CE dealer and a Doosan dealer we also repair trade ins and re-sell,buy units and repair and sell/rent, we used to be a Franklin skidder dealer as well but they closed the doors a while back which was to bad as we sold quite a few specialized units to exploration drillers. well i hope after we input the pressures and use of your unit they have some sort of resoultion or next step for ya!
November 10th, 2012 4:25am
Sonny. Thanks.

This machine mainly use for coal loader, sometimes general work but not for impact hammer. Okey after we check the up and down limit hydraulic boom relief pressure we will inform it to you. :)
December 4th, 2012 4:46pm

Doosan got back to me after they talked to everybody and there brother about your cylinder mishap. They claim your pressures are fine and that it must of been a freak or one off incident as they have had no other reports of this happening. How is the machine now? Maybe you can ask your dealer for some goodwill help with the cost of the parts. Sorry i could not be of more help in this matter.
December 5th, 2012 1:16am
Before you get to that definition, I think there is always a possibility of a rough operator. Watch his operating characteristics: jerkiness, hitting the boom down, pushing sideways with the boom.
January 19th, 2013 1:36pm
Thanks Sonny.
January 19th, 2013 1:36pm
Thanks Jim

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