Doosan has launched a new line-up of general-purpose performance buckets covering capacities from 2.0 to 6.7 m3 for the company’s wheel loader range.
The new range of general-purpose buckets represents the first stage in an expansion of the choice of new wheel loader work tools from Doosan, the company said.
Key features of the new range include the wide configurability and larger capacities of the buckets available to customers, who can ensure that their new buckets are tailored for their applications.
Manufactured using Hardox steel, the new range of buckets is designed to offer increased wear resistance compared to buckets made from hardened steel.
All the parts in contact with the ground or materials are designed to facilitate optimum penetration into material mounds, thus reducing fuel consumption. New shock absorbers also provide additional comfort for operators and reduced stresses on both the wheel loader and the bucket structures.
All the general-purpose performance buckets are equipped as standard with the new shock absorbers. Doosan said it decided to incorporate this innovation after completing two years of successful tests. The stoppers on the buckets are now mounted on a durable rubber pad, which reduces the shocks and noises when rolling the buckets back.
Damien Dambre, product manager, Special Applications and Attachments Development, Doosan Infracore Europe, said: “The new range of general purpose performance buckets is almost fully configurable. In addition to deciding on teeth or bolt-on edges for the buckets, customers can choose from a wide selection of bucket features such as coupling systems, floor shapes, spill guard types, bucket protection, blade shapes and more.”
To meet these choices, Doosan dealers can use an online tool, the Doosan Wheel Loader Bucket Configurator, to produce the buckets their customers require for their Doosan wheel loaders. The tool helps to configure a bucket through eight easy steps, with advice at each step to help the Doosan dealer to make a choice according to their customers’ requirements.
“The new range of general purpose performance buckets encompasses the full range of high-performance wheel loaders from Doosan, which comprises 13 models covering operating weights from 12t to 36t and bucket capacities from 1.9 to 6.7 m3 to meet a wide range of material-handling and loading applications,” the company stated. “Doosan wheel loaders offer as standard a number of advanced features which are available only as options on other machines on the market.”