Develon quarry and construction range at Hillhead 2024

The DA30-7 offers a payload of 28 t.

Hillhead 2024 provided the perfect platform to both display and demonstrate for the first time at the show the latest products for the quarrying and construction industries from Develon, formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment.

The static display on Develon‘s Stand Z4 included the DX530LC-7 53-tonne (t) crawler excavator, the DL420-7 wheel loader and the DA45-7 articulated dump truck (ADT). In the demonstration area, further products for the quarry face showing their paces included the DX420LC-7 43,5-t crawler excavator, the DL550-7 wheel loader and the DA30-7 ADT.

Among new products shown for the first time at Hillhead on the Develon stand was the new DD130-7 dozer. Compact equipment was another strong aspect, with the DX27Z-7 and DX55R-7 mini-excavators on show. The stand display was completed by Develon‘s DX235LCR-7 24,3-t crawler excavator.

The DX420LC-7 and DX530LC-7 were part of the range of large crawler excavators from Develon that also included the DX800LC-7 80-t and DX1000LC-7 100-t machines. Overall, all the models in the DX-7 range of crawler and wheeled excavators from 14 to 100 t combine enhanced comfort with the latest features to boost fuel efficiency, uptime and return on investment, with a focus on increased power, robustness and agility.

The DL420-7 and DL550-7 are two of the four biggest standard models in the DL-7 range of wheel loaders from Develon, that also includes the DL480-7 and DL580-7 models. With redesigned buckets offering up to 7% more capacity, these DL-7 wheel loaders provide easier and faster loading with maximum bucket capacities from 4,5 to 6,4 m³. Altogether, the eleven DL-7 wheel loaders in the Develon range with bucket capacities starting at 2 m³ provide increased productivity for a very wide range of material-handling applications.

The DA30-7 and DA45-7 ADTs offer payloads of 28 t and 41 t, respectively. These 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 6-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 of these difficult conditions.

The DA30-7 and DA45-7 6×6 ADTs are now complemented by a new 4×4 version of the DA45-7 ADT intended to compete with rigid dump trucks (RDTs) in the 40-t class. In the new 4×4 ADT, the front truck and cab unit is the same as in the original 6×6 model, with modifications being made on the rear dumper unit only.

With the launch of the new DD130-7, Develon has entered the European dozer market. The wide range of features on the DD130-7 provides a productive fine-grading solution for residential and light commercial construction projects. One of the biggest differences between the DD130-7 and other brands is the visibility it provides of the machine’s dozer blade. To facilitate this, the front engine compartment offers a narrower design and is combined with other features that make it easier for operators to see their work.

For further visibility and safety, a standard rearview camera provides operators with an additional view of the dozer’s surroundings. The full-colour, 8-inch Smart Touch display shows the feed from the rearview camera. Also standard are high-illumination LED lights and four premium wiper blades. The DD130-7 offers a high level of comfort with a premium high-quality seat. The seat and joysticks move together via the air suspension system, to absorb all vibrations.

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