Doosan’s top-of-the-range wheel loader and its latest articulated dump truck were the main attractions at its Quarry Days event.
The three-day event in the Belice quarry near Prague, Czech Republic, was held on September 18-20 and gave 380 customers and dealers from around Europe the opportunity to try out the company’s machines in bright sunshine throughout.
The DL580-5 wheel loader and a new version of the DA30 articulated dump truck appeared at the show for the first time, in addition to debut appearances for the DL420CVT-5 and DL280-5 wheel loaders.
A Doosan spokesperson said, “These products were top of the list for many attending Quarry Days. As in previous years, customers expressed very high satisfaction with the event, particularly the opportunity to operate the full range of machines themselves and to have the assistance and advice provided by the many product experts in attendance.”
Euan Stewart from M N Stewart in Scotland said, “The Quarry Days trip was brilliant and we had a great time. It was nice to get a shot of everything in the quarry to see how they worked and performed. It was also nice to meet new people in the same line of work as myself.”
Similar but different
The DL580-5 is the latest development in the Doosan wheel loader range, which comprises 13 models covering operating weights from 12-36 metric tons.
With a bucket capacity of 6.4m3, the DL580-5 has a similar look to the existing DL550-5 model, but features robust structural components and an advanced sophisticated double circuit axle cooling system to provide an ideal solution for applications such as block lifting and other heavier material-handling needs in industrial, construction, recycling, mining and quarrying applications.
Most of the changes in the new DA30 are aimed at enhancing operator comfort and the controllability of the machine, but there are also changes in the driveline and electrical systems.
The most important development is in the suspension of the DA30 which has been upgraded to a hydro-gas self-levelling system to provide outstanding performance and superior shock absorption for better driving comfort, especially when the truck is being driven when it is empty.
To complement this, the operator now benefits from a Grammer Actimo XXL seat in the cab as standard with its own independent low-frequency pneumatic and wide scissors-type suspension.