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A view of the Hillhead show ground from the western end of the quarry

12 Apr 2024

Quarry range centrepiece of first Hillhead show for Develon

Quarry range centrepiece of first Hillhead show for Develon
The DL420-7 wheel loader is one of the four biggest standard models in the DL-7 range of wheel loaders from Develon

Hillhead 2024 will provide the perfect platform to both display and demonstrate for the first time at the show the latest products for the quarrying and construction industries from Develon, formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment.

The static display on Develon’s stand will include the DX530LC-7 53-tonne crawler excavator, the DL420-7 wheel loader, and the DA45-7 articulated dumptruck (ADT). In the demonstration area, further products for the quarry face that will be showing their paces include the DX420LC-7 43.5-tonne crawler excavator, the DL550-7 wheel loader, and the DA30-7 ADT.

Among new products being shown for the first time at Hillhead on the Develon stand are the new DX140RDM-7 22.5-tonne demolition excavator and the new DD130-7 dozer. Compact equipment is another strong aspect, with the DX27Z-7 and DX55R-7 mini-excavators and DL85-7 compact wheel loader on show. The stand display will be completed by Develon’s DX235LCR-7 24.3-tonne crawler excavator.

The DX-7 range of crawler and wheeled excavators

The DX420LC-7 and DX530LC-7 are part of the range of large crawler excavators from Develon that also includes the DX800LC-7 80-tonne and DX1000LC-7 100-tonne machines. Overall, all the models in the DX-7 range of crawler and wheeled excavators from 14 to 100 tonnes combine enhanced comfort with the latest features to boost fuel efficiency, uptime, and return on investment, with a focus on increased power, robustness, and agility.

Increased productivity and versatility

The DL420-7 and DL550-7 are two of the four biggest standard models in the DL-7 range of wheel loaders from Develon, that also includes the DL480-7 and DL580-7 models. With redesigned buckets offering up to 7% more capacity, these DL-7 wheel loaders provide easier and faster loading with maximum bucket capacities from 4.5 to 6.4 cubic metres. Altogether, the eleven DL-7 wheel loaders in the Develon range with bucket capacities starting at 2.0 cubic metres provide increased productivity for a very wide range of material-handling applications.

Best-in-class rough and soft terrain performance

The market-leading DA30-7 and DA45-7 ADTs offer payloads of 28 tonnes and 41 tonnes respectively. These models feature an articulation hinge positioned behind the turning ring to provide equal weight distribution to the front axle even during maximum steer articulation. This combined with a free-swinging rear tandem bogie ensures equal distribution of weight to each wheel and guarantees permanent six-wheel contact and drive for equal power distribution and excellent performance, particularly on difficult terrains such as soft ground, uneven surfaces, very steep slopes, tight turns, or a combination of all these difficult conditions.

The DA30-7 and DA45-7 6x6 ADTs are now complemented by a new 4x4 version of the DA45-7 ADT intended to compete with rigid dumptrucks in the 40-tonne class. In the new 4x4 ADT, the front truck and cab unit is the same as in the original 6x6 model, with modifications being made on the rear dumper unit only.

New addition to demolition excavator range

The DX140RDM-7 is the latest addition to Develon’s successful range of demolition excavators. Like the larger models from 31 to 61 tonnes, this new 22.5-tonne excavator offers multiple configurations to choose from, providing the customer with a complete, flexible solution that allows them to use the same excavators for other applications on site as well as demolition.

In fact, the DX140RDM-7 offers even more choices, starting with a ‘Monolithic’ variant only featuring a demolition arm without any possibility of interchangeability. Alternatively, like the larger machines, the DX140RDM-7 is also available in a dual format utilizing a modular boom design and hydraulic lock mechanism, allowing the user to change between different arms for demolition and digging using the same machine.

New high-visibility dozer

With the launch of the new DD130-7, Develon have entered the European dozer market. The wide range of features on the DD130-7 provides a productive fine-grading solution for residential and light commercial construction projects. One of the biggest differences between the DD130-7 and other brands is the visibility it provides of the machine’s dozer blade. To facilitate this, the front engine compartment offers a narrower design and is combined with other features that make it easier for operators to see their work.

For further visibility and safety, a standard rear-view camera provides operators with an additional view of the dozer’s surroundings. The full-colour, 8in Smart Touch display shows the feed from the rear-view camera. Also, standard are high-illumination LED lights and four premium wiper blades. The DD130-7 offers a high level of comfort with a premium high-quality seat. The seat and joysticks move together via the air-suspension system, to absorb all vibrations.

Develon mini-excavators

The DX27Z-7 2.8-tonne and DX55R-7 5.7-tonne Stage V compliant models are typical of the new Develon range of mini-excavators from 1 to 10 tonnes. The zero-tail-swing design of the DX27Z-7 and the reduced radius design of the DX55R-7 models make them ideal for confined space work.

The DX27Z-7 is powered by the D17 Stage V compliant diesel engine providing 18.4kW (24.7hp) of power at 2,400 rev/min. The DX55R-7 is powered by the D18 Stage V compliant diesel engine providing 36.4kW (48.8hp) of power at 2,200 rev/min. As a result, these models offer the highest power and torque in their respective classes and cover a wide range of applications including heavy duty work.

New compact wheel loaders

The DL85-7 is one of five compact wheel loaders from Develon, that also include the DL60, DL65, DL80 and DL80TL models, with operating weights from 3,500 to 5,000kg. Just like their much heavier versions in the Develon range, these compact wheel loaders set the industry standard for productivity, flexibility, comfort, safety, and reliability, with powerful Stage V engines, hydrostatic four-wheel drive, 100% differential lock on both axles, and versatile and powerful hydraulics.

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