No front blind spots with Doosan’s ‘transparent bucket’ wheel loader
By Jenny LescohierMarch 09, 2021
Doosan Infracore introduced what it claims is the industry’s first ‘transparent bucket’ mounted wheel loader, allowing operators to see blind spots in front of the bucket.
The transparent bucket system features a monitor in the cockpit that shows images recorded by cameras mounted at the top and bottom of the front of the wheel loader. The combined images are shown in real time using a curved projection method.
In addition to increasing safely on the job site, the system is designed to improve work efficiency by enabling a forward perspective through the monitor during loading/unloading work or carrying soil and sand.
Doosan Infracore claims it is the first company to develop and apply the front projection function and has applied for patents in Korea, North America, Europe and China. The company exhibited the technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March of 2020.
An official from Doosan Infracore said, “As construction safety standards have been significantly reinforced, advanced safety systems have become a key option in selecting equipment. We plan to continue developing functions that can protect drivers and nearby workers, and become leaders in creating construction sites that are safe and accident-free.”
Doosan Infracore currently offers 12 wheel loader models to the North American market. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 will provide updates on availability of the transparent bucket as news develops.