Doosan introduces three material handlers

New handlers and four-tine grapples are designed specifically for material sorting and handling applications.

May 6, 2014
Recycling Today Staff

Doosan DX300MHThe equipment company Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America, West Fargo, North Dakota, has introduced three material handlers and four-tine grapples. The first model being launched is the DX225MH-3 material handler. Doosan says additional material handlers will include the DX300MH-5, a larger model with steel tracks, and the DX210WMH, a wheeled model.

Doosan says that the new material handlers are being built specifically for material sorting and handling applications. Previously, dealers converted Doosan crawler excavators or wheel excavators into material-handling machines, according to the company.

Doosan says its material handlers were developed in-house to meet the demands of material handling companies. Each model is based on a tested excavator model and  is factory-fitted with cab risers for increased visibility, the company says. Other features include a straight boom and droop nose arm designed for improved reach, lift height and placement, as well as improved machine guarding, the company says. Dual-boom cylinders and under-mount arm cylinder placement are intended to provide excellent lifting capabilities.

The company reports that its cab riser is designed to provide better all-around visibility to the attachment and work area. Standard fixed risers for the DX225MH-3 are 4 feet, and 6 feet for the larger DX300MH-5. A 6-foot fixed riser is available as an option on the DX225MH-3. Doosan says the fixed risers can easily be lowered for transport with a self-contained, electronically powered hydraulic system.

Available as an option for the DX225MH-3 and DX300MH-5 is a 6.5-foot hydraulic cab riser. The 6.5-foot hydraulic cab riser is standard equipment for the DX210WMH.

To maximize the versatility and productivity of the material handlers, Doosan says the new equipment can be paired with a grapple for material handling applications. The 360-degree hydraulic rotating four-tine grapples feature a semi-closed tine design for a firm grasp on most materials. The tines are constructed with AR400 high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel for increased durability, and the tine tips are replaceable for easier maintenance.

A five-eigths-cubic-yard grapple is approved for use with the DX210WMH and the DX225MH-3, while a 1-cubic-yard grapple is approved for use with the DX300MH-5. Connecting grapples to Doosan material handlers is fast and easy with a hose kit and mount, the company says.

Four power modes are available for the Doosan DX225MH-3 and DX300MH-5 material handlers to help operators manage the balance of fuel consumption and machine power to the working conditions. The four selectable power modes include:

  • Power+, with the fastest work group speeds and greater power for high-demanding material moving applications;
  • Power, with power and superior performance for tough heavy lifting, quick truck loading and fast travel speed; 
  • Standard power, with enhanced fuel consumption and high performance for everyday lifting and moving; 
  • Economy, which helps reduce fuel consumption for low-demand applications and slows machine movement for precision.

The DX210WMH material handler is available with three selectable power modes: 

  • Power mode; 
  • Standard power mode; and
  • Economy mode.

In addition to the power modes, the Doosan DX225MH-3 and DX300MH-5 material handlers offer a lifting work mode providing increased pump torque, low engine RPMs and an automatic power boost, Doosan says.