Doosan Infracore NA arrived in Las Vegas for World of Concrete 2021 to premier its latest next-generation wheel loader, the DL380-7, sporting a 7 percent greater bucket capacity than the DL350-5 model it succeeds. The beefed-up -7 Series models feature stronger, larger axles and a strengthened box frame than prior offerings, while new axles afford better braking capacity to extend brake disc service life.
“An increase in bucket capacity means more material moved in less time,” says Doosan Infracore Dealer and Product Marketing Manager Aaron Kleingartner. “Many operators are making thousands of passes each year. With this new loader, they’re moving more material with each pass, and it adds up in productivity gains.”
Next-generation Doosan wheel loaders have entirely new cabs with controls relocated for easier, more intuitive use. All -7 Series models have the same control setup, so operators won’t miss a beat when moving from machine to machine. A new heating and cooling system with relocated outlets optimizes cab airflow and enhances operator comfort. For improved visibility from the cab, the total glass area is 14 percent larger than prior models; a full glass door improves left side visibility. Larger mirrors extend the operator’s view to the side and rear of the machine, providing improved rear visibility. A standard rear camera provides an additional view of the machine’s surroundings and appears on the Smart Touch display. Operators can raise or lower and angle the display to a comfortable viewing position without tools.
The DL380-7 wheel loader is full of technologies to improve efficiency, productivity and safety in plant or jobsite conditions. DoosanCONNECT Telematics makes it easy for owners and fleet managers to monitor equipment and maintenance. 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 various other data points.
To increase fuel efficiency, Situation Awareness Technology 2.0 automatically monitors machine activity and adjusts engine output to match real-time hydraulic system and drivetrain requirements. An enhanced Load Isolation System improves wheel loader stability while moving, which can reduce cycle times, increase productivity and boost fuel efficiency. Also increasing efficiency is the optional new Doosan Smart Load integrated weighing system that tells the operator the weight of material in the bucket. All menus and settings are integrated into the Doosan Smart Touch screen.Transparent Bucket is a forthcoming option exclusive to -7 Series wheel loaders, and will provide operators with a supplemental visual perspective for greater productivity. — Doosan Infracore North America, www.na.DoosanEquipment.com