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Doosan Infracore’s new wheel loader model to lift greater loads


June 9, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Courtesy of Doosan.

At this year’s World of Concrete, Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, debuted one of its new -7 Series wheel loaders, with the Doonsan® DL380-7, which will replace the DL350-5 in the company’s wheel loader lineup. The standard bucket of the DL380-7 has a 7 per cent greater capacity than the DL350-5.

The increase in bucket capacity allows more material to be moved faster, and additionally, the -7 Series models feature stronger, larger axels, and a strengthened box frame, which is ideal for contractors who use the machines to load trucks. The new axels allow for better braking capacity, resulting in a longer life-time for the brake disks.

Key cab features

All next-generation Doosan wheel loaders feature new cabs with controls relocated for easier and intuitive use. To improve visibility for operators within the cab, the total glass area is 14 per cent larger than previous models, with a full glass door on the left side.

Larger mirrors extend the operator’s view to the side and rear of the machine — improving rear visibility and productivity. Additionally, a standard rear-view camera gives a view of the machine’s surroundings and appears on the Doosan Smart Touch display.

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Improvements through technology

Doosan introduced the new DL380-7 model at World of Concrete 2021. Courtesy of Doosan.

The new Doosan DL380-7 wheel loader is full of technologies to improve efficiency, productivity and safety on today’s complex jobsites.

To improve efficiency, productivity and safety for operators on complex jobsites, the Doosan DL380-7 includes a number of technological features, such as the DoosanCONNECT® Telematics, which allows owners and fleet managers to monitor their Doosan equipment and manage maintenance.

With this technology, owners can use their smart devices to 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 (SAT) 2.0 automatically monitors the machine’s activity and adjusts the wheel loader engine’s output to match real-time requirements of the hydraulic system and drivetrain. An enhanced load isolation system improves wheel loader stability while moving, which can reduce cycle times, increase productivity and boost fuel efficiency.

Key specs for the DL380-7 wheel loader

Engine: 271 hp (202 kW)
Operating weight: 44,919 lb. (20,370 kg)
Bucket capacity: 4.8 cu. yd. (3.7 m3)
Dump height: 9 ft. 11 in. (3.04 m)
Hinge pin height: 13 ft. 8 in. (4.17 m)
Static tip load (straight): 36,198 lb. (16,419 kg)