Doosan to showcase extensive product range
Broad range of equipment to go on show for the first time including latest DX530LC-7 crawler excavator and compact machinery
AT Hillhead 2022, a wide range of new-generation machines and equipment will be displayed on the Doosan stand. They include the latest versions of the company’s large crawler excavators from 36–53 tonne, the next-generation of Doosan mini-excavators, the brand-new 10-tonne DX100W-7 wheeled excavator and a new range of compact wheel loaders. Alongside these products, Doosan will be showing their latest DL-7 wheel loaders and articulated dumptrucks for the quarrying, mining and construction sectors.
The South Korean equipment manufacturer will be highlighting the increased comfort and controllability of several of its large crawler excavators, including the DX350LC-7, DX380LC-7, DX420LC-7, DX490LC-7, and DX530LC-7 models. A number of new standard and optional features are now available on these machines, with the main changes being in the new cab which, according to Doosan, take operator comfort and ease of operation to the next level.
Standard features include: keyless start (Doosan Smart Key); a parallel wiper system covering a larger window area; operator ID/password functionality; remote diagnostics capability; a new heating/cooling seat (cooling is optional); DAB audio and hands-free call system; LED work lights; and a 360° AVM (all-around view monitoring) system.
This year’s Hillhead show will also provide the first look at a selection of models from Doosan’s next-generation mini-excavator range, which currently includes the new DX27Z-7 (2.8 tonne), DX35Z-7 (3.9 tonne), DX50Z-7 (5.4 tonne) and DX55R-7. The zero-tail-swing design of the DX27Z-7, DX35Z-7 and DX50Z-7 compact excavators, and the reduced radius design of the DX55R-7 unit makes them ideal for confined space work.
The DX27Z-7 and DX35Z-7 models are powered by a Doosan D17 diesel engine (Stage V emission-compliant) providing 18.4kW (24.7hp) of power at 2,400 and 2,200 rev/min, respectively. The DX50Z-7 and DX55R-7 are powered by a Doosan D18 Stage V-compliant diesel engine providing 36.4kW (48.8hp) of power at 2,200 rev/min. All four new-generation models offer the highest power and torque in their respective classes and cover a wide range of applications, including heavy-duty work.
Making its UK debut at Hillhead 2022, the 10-tonne weight class represented by the DX100W-7 is new to the Doosan equipment range and the machine fills in a niche and offers a high-performance solution for customers looking for a wheeled excavator designed primarily for urban and road maintenance applications.
It is important that a machine of this type can operate in very restricted areas, so the DX100W-7 is equipped with the option of four-wheel steering and a crabbing mode, with two-wheel steering as standard.
As well as agility in confined spaces, the DX100W-7 offers the highest safety and specifications on the market. The integral 1.35 tonne counterweight ensures the highest stability for lifting work in combination with the articulated boom and long arm, which together provide a larger working range than other machines in this class, despite having similar boom and arm lengths. The counterweight also has a novel design, offering the best maintenance access in the industry, from the rear of the machine and from ground level.
The articulated boom ensures that the operator is able to position the machine as close as possible to trucks during loading. In addition, the DX100W-7 unit offers maximized lifting capacities and digging forces, as well as meeting a requirement in some countries for a wheeled excavator with a travelling height of under 4m.
Earlier this year, Doosan signed an exclusive supply agreement with Netherlands-based Tobroco-Giant, a leading manufacturer of compact wheel loaders for materials handling, construction, rental, agriculture, and landscaping.
Under the new agreement, a number of compact wheel loader models are being manufactured by Tobroco-Giant in the orange colours of Doosan and being sold under the Doosan name through the brand’s European dealer network. The partnership covers a total of five new Doosan compact wheel loader models – the DL60, DL65, DL80, DL85 and DL80TL – with operating weights varying from 3,500-5,000kg.
Just like the heavier models in the Doosan range, these latest compact wheel loaders – which will be displayed on the company’s stand – set the industry standard for productivity, flexibility, comfort, safety, and reliability. Key features of the loader range include: Stage V engines; hydrostatic four-wheel drive; 100% differential lock on both axles; and versatile and powerful hydraulics.