Develon enters European dozer market with new DD130

Develon, formerly Doosan Construction Equipment, has entered the European dozer market by launching the DD130. The new dozer offers a wide range of features of interest to customers, resulting in a productive fine-grading solution for residential and light commercial construction projects.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / November 13, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Develon has entered the European dozer market by launching the new DD130 machine. Pic: Develon

One of the biggest differences between the DD130 and other dozer brands is the visibility the DD130 provides of the machine's dozer blade. To facilitate this, the front engine compartment offers a narrower design, making it easier for operators to see their work. Other aspects of the DD130 that provide optimum visibility include the precleaner tucked away in the engine compartment to maximise front visibility.

Relocating the electronic cooling system to the back of the dozer has further improved front visibility. The cab's low-profile front pillars provide maximum glass area, and the all-glass doors offer a full view of the working environment.

A standard rearview camera gives operators an additional view of the dozer's surroundings for further visibility and safety. 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.

Develon DD130
Develon says that one of the marked differences between the DD130 and other dozer brands is the visibility the DD130 provides of the machine's blade. Pic: Develon

The DD130 offers a high comfort level with a premium, high-quality seat. The operator controls the machine via two smooth, precise, fully electronic joysticks. The seat and joysticks move together via the air suspension system to absorb all vibrations.

Advanced technologies in the DD130 dozer deliver more precision to help operators meet exacting specifications. A 2D grading system (dozing assist) makes precision grading easier, even for novice operators. The operator programs the needed inputs, and the machine controls blade functions to finish the job faster and more accurately. No GPS or lasers are required.

The DD130 comes standard with an electronically operated tilting cab providing internal components access. Even with the cab tilted, the dozer can be started while the machine is diagnosed or repaired.

An in-line precleaner, which comes standard, helps improve filter life and is integrated with the air cleaner. Super compact to fit in the engine compartment, self-cleaning and maintenance-free, the intake system can expel various debris, including mud, snow, leaves, sawdust and chaff.

The dozer undercarriage is designed for convenience and cost-effective maintenance. Areas of the undercarriage that naturally experience greater wear and tear are easy to access. For example, a removable side panel provides access to an area to add grease to the undercarriage's tension system. Customers can order replacement parts through their local dealer.

A telematics system is a standard feature on the DD130 dozer, making it easy for customers to monitor and maintain their machine remotely. They can monitor the dozer's health, location and productivity from a user-friendly mobile app and website. The customer's dealer can also see the equipment status and notify them when it is time for a service to minimise machine downtime.

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