DA30 articulated dumptruck wins EquipmentWatch 2022 Highest Retained Value Award
THE Doosan DA30 articulated dumptruck (ADT) has won the EquipmentWatch 2022 Highest Retained Value (HRV) Award for rear dumptrucks. This is one of 30 award categories covering construction, lift/access, and agricultural equipment, all powered by the EquipmentWatch database and more than 9 million market observations.
The data-driven awards are the culmination of more than 100 analyst hours reviewing and ranking more than 27,000 equipment models, recognizing excellence among construction, lift/access, and agricultural equipment manufacturers.
Using proprietary algorithms, depreciation schedules, other data and their own analysts, EquipmentWatch predict which equipment will give customers a greater return on investment five years into the future.
Beka Nemstsveridze, ADT product manager at Doosan, said: ‘Our Doosan ADTs are known for their performance, durability, and reliability. We are delighted to win this Highest Retained Value Award from EquipmentWatch, which confirms for our dealers and customers that they are making the right choice with Doosan.’
The latest generation ADTs from Doosan are the DA30-7 and DA45-7 Stage V-compliant models. The DA30-7 and DA45-7 have payloads of 28 and 41 tonnes respectively. The DA30-7 is powered by the Scania Stage V-compliant DC09 9-litre diesel engine providing 276kW (375hp) of power, whilst the DA45-7 is driven by the Scania Stage V DC13 13-litre diesel engine with an output of 368kW (500hp).
Like all Doosan ADTs, the DA30-7 and DA45-7 models feature an articulation hinge positioned behind the turning ring to provide equal weight distribution to the front axle, even during maximum steer articulation. This combined with a free-swinging rear tandem bogie ensures equal distribution of weight to each wheel and guarantees permanent six-wheel contact and drive for equal power distribution and excellent performance, particularly on difficult terrains such as soft ground, uneven surfaces, very steep slopes, tight turns, or a combination of all these conditions.
Complementing these standard 6x6 models, Doosan have also recently launched a new 4x4 version of the DA45-7 ADT. Intended to compete with rigid dumptrucks in the 40-tonne class, the new 4x4 machine was one of several world premieres from Doosan at bauma 2022.