Daewoo brings new features and Tier II engines to the Solar V Series of eight crawler and three wheel excavators. Horsepower settings range from 53 to 312 and are up as much as 7 percent from previous models. The machines feature Daewoo's e-EPOS (Electronic Power Optimizing System) for managing the engine/hydraulics package. A user-friendly instrument panel features dual LCD displays that present up to nine operation conditions and reveal 21 different fault codes. A revamped hydraulic system is guided by new, easy-to-use joystick controls with design modifications focusing on speed and smoothness modes, Daewoo says. Operating weights range from 12,125 to 103,400 pounds. Estimated list prices: $60,000 to $400,000.