Doosan ADT wins 2022 Highest Retained Value Award

The Doosan DA30 Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) has won the EquipmentWatch 2022 Highest Retained Value (HRV) Award for Rear Dump Trucks. This is one of 30 award categories covering construction, lift/access and agricultural equipment, all powered by EquipmentWatch’s industry-leading database and more than nine million market observations. The awards culminate over 100 analyst hours reviewing and ranking more than 27,000 equipment models.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / December 5, 2022
By Guy Woodford
The Doosan DA30 ADT is an EquipmentWatch award winner

According to EquipmentWatch, the data-driven awards recognize excellence among construction, lift and agricultural equipment manufacturers. EquipmentWatch uses proprietary algorithms, depreciation schedules and other data, and their analysts predict which equipment will give customers a greater return on investment five years into the future.

EquipmentWatch produces the leading database information products for the construction equipment industry and is the world leader in independent, third-party heavy equipment research, serving more than 15,000 professional, high-volume construction, agricultural and lift/access data users.

Beka Nemstsveridze, ADT Product Manager at Doosan, said: “Our Doosan ADTs are known for their performance, durability and reliability. We are delighted to win this Highest Retained Value award from EquipmentWatch, which confirms for our dealers and customers that they are making the right choice with Doosan.”

The latest generation ADTs from Doosan are the DA30-7 and DA45-7 Stage V-compliant models. The DA30-7 and DA45-7 have payloads of 28 and 41 tonnes, respectively. The DA30-7 is powered by the Scania Stage V compliant DC09 9-litre diesel engine providing 276kW of power. The DA45-7 is driven by the Scania Stage V DC13 13-litre diesel engine with an output of 368kW.

Like all Doosan ADTs, the DA30-7 and DA45-7 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 weight distribution to each wheel and guarantees permanent 6-wheel contact and drive for equal power distribution and excellent performance. This is particularly evident on difficult terrains such as soft ground, uneven surfaces, very steep slopes, tight turns, or a combination of these.

The unique body shape and sloping frame ensure equal load distribution on all the wheels making these machines the best haulers for soft terrain work. The articulation design also provides equal load distribution on the wheels on both the left and right-hand sides when turning, which is very important for the traction and stability of the machines. The forward turning point, the unique tandem bogie and the sloping rear frame result in ‘best in class’ rough and soft terrain capabilities.

Complementing these standard, market-leading 6x6 ADT models, Doosan has launched a new 4x4 version of the DA45-7 ADT. Intended to compete with rigid dump trucks (RDTs) in the 40-tonne class, the new 4x4 ADT was one of several world premieres from Doosan at Bauma 2022.

In the new 4x4 ADT, the front truck and cab unit is the same as in the 6x6 models, with modifications only on the rear dumper unit. Featuring a ZF EP8-420 transmission, the 4x4 DA45-7 is a two-axle ADT with twin wheels at the rear and a dumper section similar to that of RDTs in the 40-tonne class.

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