Doosan DL380-7 moves 7% more dirt per pass
By Jenny LescohierJune 15, 2021
“An increase in bucket capacity means more material moved, in less time, for our customers,” says Aaron Kleingartner, dealer and product marketing manager, Doosan Infracore North America. “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.”
The DL380-7 offers a 4.8-cu.-yd. bucket capacity at a dump height of 9 ft. 11 in. Its hinge pin height is 13 ft. 8 in. and the machine is capable of a static tip load (straight) of 36,198 lbs.
To enable these greater capacities, the beefed-up -7 Series models feature stronger, larger axles and a strengthened box frame. The new axles are designed to offer better braking capacity to extend the life of the brake discs, an improvement aimed at contractors who use the machines regularly to load trucks.
For improved visibility from the cab, the total glass area is 14% larger than prior models and a full glass door is designed to improve visibility on the left side. Larger mirrors extend the operator’s view to the side and rear of the machine — providing improved rear visibility and productivity.
A standard rearview camera provides an additional view of the machine’s surroundings and appears on the Doosan Smart Touch display. Operators can raise or lower and angle the display to a comfortable viewing position without tools.
All next-generation Doosan wheel loaders have redesigned cabs with controls relocated for easier, more intuitive use, according to Doosan. All -7 Series wheel loaders have the same control setup, so operators can move seamlessly from machine to machine. A new heating and cooling system with relocated air outlets optimizes airflow in the cab to enhance operator comfort.
The 45,000-lb, 271-hp DL380-7 features DoosanCONNECT Telematics to assist owners and fleet managers in monitoring their Doosan equipment and managing maintenance to reduce operating costs. 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 (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.
The optional new Doosan Smart Load integrated weighing system informs the operator of the weight of material in the bucket. All menus and settings are integrated into the Doosan Smart Touch screen.
The Doosan Transparent Bucket is an option exclusively available for Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders. Coming soon, this technology will allow operators to see blind spots in front of the bucket through the use of a monitor in the cockpit that shows images recorded by cameras mounted at the top and bottom of the front of the wheel loader.