Doosan launch new wheel loader buckets
New range of configurable general-purpose performance buckets with capacities from 2.0 to 6.7 cubic metres
DOOSAN have launched a new line-up of general-purpose performance buckets covering capacities from 2.0 to 6.7 cubic metres for their wheel loader range. The new buckets represent the first stage in an expansion of the choice of new work tools for Doosan loaders.
Manufactured using Hardox steel, the new buckets offer increased wear resistance compared with buckets made from hardened steel. All the parts in contact with the ground or materials are designed to facilitate optimum penetration, thus reducing fuel consumption.
All the general-purpose performance buckets are equipped as standard with new shock absorbers to provide additional comfort for operators and reduce stresses on both the wheel loader and the bucket structures.
Doosan decided to incorporate this innovation after completing two years of successful tests. The stoppers on the buckets are now mounted on a durable rubber pad, which reduces the shocks and noises when rolling the buckets back.
Damien Dambre, product manager for special applications and attachments development for Doosan Infracore Europe, said: ‘The new range of general-purpose performance buckets is almost fully configurable.
‘In addition to deciding on teeth or bolt-on edges, customers can choose from a wide selection of bucket features such as coupling systems, floor shapes, spill guard types, bucket protection, blade shapes and more.’
To meet these choices, Doosan dealers can use an online configurator tool to produce the buckets their customers require in eight easy steps. This process was ably demonstrated by the bucket chosen for a new top-of-the-range Doosan DL580-5 wheel loader sold to the Cheval Group in France by the Lyon branch of Doosan dealers ITT Mach10.
The new DL580-5 is being used to carry material from the quarry face before loading it into the crusher hopper at one of the Group’s operations in Drome.
After the Doosan wheel loader was selected, a detailed study was carried out into conditions at the quarry and the driver’s preferences to determine exactly the right configuration for the wheel loader, with a special focus not only on the tyres, but also especially on the bucket to be used on the machine.
For the application in Drome, the dealer included a 6.7 cubic metre bucket with a width of 3,400mm, the specifications for which were decided in direct collaboration with the machine’s driver using the online configurator tool.
The bucket type chosen features the rounded shape preferred by the operator, protective heel wear plates under the bucket, convex side cutters and a bolt-on, three-part, reversible, straight counter-blade. The bucket was also fitted with a spill guard at the top to protect the cylinders.
Doosan’s new range of general-purpose performance buckets encompasses their full range of wheel loaders, which comprises 13 models covering operating weights from 12 to 36 tonnes and bucket capacities from 1.9 to 6.7 cubic metres.