Doosan shipping first of its dozers
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
Doosan Infracore North America reports that Doosan DD100 dozers are arriving at North American dealerships. The company unveiled the 10-metric-ton DD100, its first dozer, at a media event late last year in Arizona. The pre-prototype machine garnered significant interest from the media, prompting Doosan to move ahead with finalizing its first pilot machines. The first unit for North America was delivered to a customer in August.
Weighing in at between 22,300 and 24,900 lb., the DD100 generates 122 hp, offers 35,300 lbf. of drawbar pull, has a blade capacity ranging from 2.9 to 3.4 cubic yards, and a top travel speed of 5.6 mph (9 kph)
Productivity is driven by the dozer’s six-way variable angle pitch blade. Customers can choose from two blade options: a standard 2.9 cubic yard blade or an optional 3.4 cubic yard capacity blade. The blade moves freely to lift, tilt and angle, and offers two-way mechanical adjustments to change the blade pitch to control how steeply the blade will dig into the ground. Operators can adjust the blade pitch from 54 to 58 degrees. Also available is a blade shake button for operators to quickly remove materials stuck to the blade.
Advanced technologies in the dozer aim to deliver more precision to help operators meet exacting specifications. A 2D grading system option is available to make precision grading easier, even for novice operators. For further grading accuracy, Doosan offers a 3D machine guidance and machine control option in partnership with Trimble. The 3D system requires the installation of a second monitor in the cab and uses GPS technology for greater grading accuracy and ease of operation.
The DoosanCONNECT Telematics system is a standard feature on the dozer, and its multilingual Doosan Smart Touch screen displays all important settings and information on one screen. The machine is powered by a 3.4-litre D34 diesel engine.
Looking ahead to 2023, the company plans to offer a larger model, the DD130, to North America, with that 13-metric-ton model expected to launch in Q1 next year.
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