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Doosan brings forth next-gen loaders for North America

By |  April 21, 2021
The DL580-7 wheel loader. Photo: Doosan

The DL580-7 wheel loader. Photo: Doosan

Doosan Infracore North America is launching its -7 Series wheel loaders in the U.S. and Canada.

According to Doosan, the loaders feature redesigned cabs with first-class comfort features, increased bucket capacities and new, fuel-saving technologies.

Seven models are included in the new -7 Series, with standard bucket capacities between 3.7 and 7.6 cu. yd. now available. Doosan plans to launch five additional models with bucket capacities between 2.6 and 3.3 cu. yd. in early 2022.

The wheel loaders launching next year will include tool carrier iterations for two models, Doosan says.

“While we have made enhancements to our wheel loaders during the past 15 years, this is a significant milestone in the Doosan product,” says Aaron Kleingartner, dealer and product marketing manager. “The new -7 Series wheel loaders represent more than a decade of research and development, as well as [incorporate] feedback from our customers. The next generation of Doosan wheel loaders easily competes with any machine available today.”

Features

In the new wheel loader cab layout, Doosan relocated important and frequently used controls for easier, more intuitive use.

All Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders have the same control setup so operators won’t miss a beat when moving from machine to machine. For improved visibility from the cab, Doosan says the total glass area is 14 percent larger than prior models – and a full glass door improves visibility on the left side. Large mirrors extend the operator’s view to the side and rear of the machine.

Additionally, a standard rearview camera provides another view of the machine’s surroundings and appears on the 8-in. Doosan Smart Touch display.

“It’s become increasingly difficult for our customers to hire heavy equipment operators,” Kleingartner says. “Our investments in operator comfort provide an exceptional cab that makes it a pleasant experience for long days in the cab. We’re convinced that cabs today are among the most comfortable operating stations, which we hope will help our customers retain their operators.”

Bucket capacities for select models, meanwhile, are 7 percent greater than prior models, according to Doosan. The select models include the DL320-7, DL380-7, DL480-7 and DL580-7. Doosan says the increased capacity can provide faster, easier loading in fewer passes.

One technology that’s standard on Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders is DoosanCONNECT telematics. DoosanCONNECT is designed to make it easy for owners to monitor their Doosan fleet and manage maintenance to reduce operating costs.

Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, owners can check machine location, operating hours, fuel usage, engine idle versus work time, error codes, engine and hydraulic oil temperature, and a variety of other datapoints.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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