Suwanee, Georgia-based Doosan Infracore North America LLC has expanded its wheel loader lineup with the DL580-5 wheel loader. The loader has been designed to serve customers in mining and aggregate work and is “capable of heavy-duty construction tasks,” says Doosan.
This DL580-5 is able to move large amounts of abrasive material while providing operators with comfort and increased uptime, according to the company.
“This wheel loader pairs efficiency and productivity with operator comfort and gives our machine operators the extra capacity they need to move more material, especially for aggregate work,” says Aaron Kleingartner, Doosan Infracore North America product and dealer marketing manager.
The new DL580-5 wheel loader can carry a 10.3-cubic yard bucket, which gives it the ability to fill a 24-ton, over-the-road truck in just two passes, according to the company. The wheel loader is equipped with an enhanced front workgroup that features a reinforced Z-bar, a larger profile arm and lift cylinder geometry that work together to improve lifting capacity and performance.
The model comes equipped with a 380 hp engine and has a larger volume steering pump and cylinders, designed to help maintain steering efficiency with larger loaded weights. In addition, Doosan provides a heavier counterweight to offset larger load capacities, according to the firm.
Three aggregate buckets ranging in size from 8 to 10.3 cubic yards are made of what Doosan calls high-strength alloy steel. The buckets also feature a flat-bottom design that improves pile penetration using less forward driving force, providing fuel savings to the operator and owner, says Doosan.
The Trimble Loadrite L3180 SmartScale, which uses “weighing intelligence and solid-state sensors for more accurate, precise and faster loading,” is available as an option.