Doosan to enter bulldozer segment with two new models
19 Jan 2022
Initially available in N. America from Q3 2022, 112hp DD100 dozer to be joined by larger sibling next year as company also plans new mini excavator line-up in steps to offer full line of equipment
Doosan is breaking new ground in 2022 with the launch of its very first bulldozer as it enters a segment where it did not have a presence so far. Initially rolled out in the North American market, the DD100 crawler dozer model will be available from the third quarter this year and will be joined by the larger DD130 model in the first half of 2023.
The move is part of the company’s steps to offer a “full line” of equipment over the next three years as it targets $10 billion in sales by 2025 after it was acquired by rival Korean company Hyundai to become Hyundai Doosan, an entity that is separate from and competing with Hyundai Construction Equipment but still part of the Hyundai Heavy Industries group.
Hyundai Doosan Infracore showed a “pre-prototype” version of the DD100 at a press event in Tucson, USA, where it was also revealed that the company would launch as well a completely new line-up of mini excavators in 2022 for the advanced markets, which will come with the DoosanCONNECT telematics system as standard on each mini excavator models.
Hyundai Doosan said that the new DD100 dozer is a 122hp machine “designed for the most demanding conditions” and features a dual/single flange-type roller with several track guard options. It has an 8-inch Smart Touch display, giving operators complete control from a convenient, easy-to-read touch screen.
The new dozer also offers optimal visibility with minimised front pillars, maximum glass area and a standard rearview camera - plus LED lights and front, rear and side wiper blades.The DD100 is powered by a Doosan engine with convenient maintenance access points and does not require the use of a diesel particulate filter to meet the Tier V emission standards. Owners can add the 3D Machine Guidance and 3D Machine Control features as an option for greater accuracy and ease of operation, said the manufacturer.
“Doosan dozer customers will notice similarities in the cabs and instrumentation between the dozers and Doosan wheeled loaders and excavators. This can provide a seamless transition for operators from one machine to the next,” said Doosan.
The DD100 dozer has an operating weight of 11,500kg. The second dozer to be introduced in the first half of 2023 will be a bigger model with an engine putting out 130hp. The two dozers fit in what Doosan said is the largest segment of the dozer market - those less than 140hp.
The dozer will come with a six-way variable-angle-pitch blade. The standard blade has a capacity of 2.29 cubic metres and the low-ground-pressure configuration will carry a blade with a 2.6 cubic-yard capacity. Pitch angle can be adjusted from 54 to 58 degrees, and the blade has a shake function.
The new mini excavator line-up has seven diesel models and four all-electric machines, and will become available in the advanced markets in phases starting the first quarter this year and stretching into 2024. Doosan will also introduce three new crawler excavators, with two being launched this year and one in 2023.
Doosan DD100 Dozer – Preliminary Specs (Subject to change)
Horsepower: 122 hp
Operating weight: 11,500kg
Blade capacity: 2.29m3
Blade height: 1.10m
Blade width: 2.7m
Track length: 2.3m
Max Travel speed: 9.2kmh