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DOOSAN’S New DASH-7 Wheel Loaders Come Standard With ‘Smart’ Features

Seven models of the new Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders have been released, touting a slew of new smart features as standard equipment, as well as bucket capacities that are 7% greater than prior models.

These buckets have a capacity range from 3.7 and 7.6 cubic feet, depending on choice of model. The increased capacity can provide faster, easier loading in fewer passes. Five additional more-compact Doosan models with bucket capacities between 2.6 and 3.3 cubic yards are expected to launch in early 2022.

“While we have made enhancements to our wheel loaders during the past 15 years, this is a significant milestone in the Doosan product,” says Aaron Kleingartner, dealer and product marketing manager. “The new -7 Series wheel loaders represent more than a decade of research and development, as well as incorporating feedback from our customers. The next generation of Doosan wheel loaders easily competes with any machine available today.”

Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders now come standard with features that can improve overall productivity for owners and operators.

DoosanCONNECT telematics makes it easy for owners to monitor their Doosan fleet and manage 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.

Situation Awareness Technology 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, while the Doosan Smart Guidance System analyzes operator driving habits and provides tips during operation on the Doosan Smart Touch display to improve their efficiency.

An improved Load Isolation System improves wheel loader stability while moving, which can reduce cycle times, increase productivity and boost fuel efficiency, and the new Doosan Smart Load weighing system tells the operator the weight of material in the bucket. All menus and settings are integrated into the Doosan Smart Touch screen.

The Doosan Smart Key is a key fob that can unlock the cab and allows the push-button engine to start.

The new wheel loader cab layout has relocated important and frequently used controls for easier, more intuitive use. All Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders have the same control setup, allowing for an easy learning curve for new Doosan users.

For improved visibility from the cab, the total glass area is 14% larger than prior models and a full glass door improves visibility on the left side. Large mirrors extend the operator’s view to the side and rear of the machine.

A standard rearview camera provides an additional view of the machine’s surroundings and appears on the adjustable 8-inch Doosan Smart Touch display.

“We offer a wide range of wheel loader models to meet our customers’ needs,” Kleingartner says. “Our 12-model lineup provides customers a variety of horsepower and capacity offerings to best match their applications.

“Customers operate Doosan wheel loaders in agriculture, construction, recycling, mining, snow removal and forestry applications. Across these applications, customers can expect Doosan wheel loaders to be productive and durable.”