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Doosan Bobcat releases new wheel-loader

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Doosan Bobcat EMEA has launched the new high performance DL220-5 wheel-loader. This is the latest edition to the company’s ‘DL-5’ generation of Stage IV compliant machines. The wheel-loader is compact and manouvrable, making it ideal for a variety of applications, such as housebuilding, commercial developments, civil engineering, road construction and maintenance, land improvement/water control, crop and livestock production, snow removal and scrap handling.

Supplied in the same distinctive external styling used throughout the DL-5 range,the new DL220-5 wheel loader offers high productivity and fuel economy, with features such as a new high comfort cab, a powershift transmission with optimised hydraulic pumps, multiple power modes, Z-bar lift arm, return to dig and limited slip differentials on both the front and rear axles. These features are standard on the new DL220-5 wheel loader unlike other machines on the market where they are options and many have been developed to optimise fuel efficiency.

The DL220-5 wheel loader is powered by the well-proven 6-cylinder, turbocharged Doosan DL06P water-cooled diesel engine which offers convenience and lower costs by meeting Stage IV emission regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF), through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) after-treatment technologies. The DL06P engine provides a power output of 119 kW (160 HP) at 2100 RPM and a maximum torque of 735 Nm at 1400 RPM.

The DL220-5 is manufactured with a standard Z-bar lift-arm linkage and is ideal for scooping, loading, carrying and general construction tasks. For operators requiring additional dumping capabilities, the DL220-5 is also available with a high-lift Z-bar configuration, extending the dump height 457 mm above that of the standard DL220-5. This configuration is ideal for loading material into high-sided trucks or high hoppers, building stockpiles or handling solid waste.

The fully automatic transmission — with three selectable transmission modes — utilises a vehicle control unit, which means the engine’s computer and transmission control system constantly communicate with each other to reduce fuel consumption and increase performance.With limited-slip differentials as a standard feature, the DL220-5 wheel loader has more traction when digging, grading or loading trucks. To manoeuvre in tough terrain, the limited-slip differential also allows the wheel with the most traction to receive the proper torque, providing superior tractive effort to ensure operators can keep working, even in soft or wet ground conditions.

Operators on the DL220-5 wheel loader can choose between three work modes that adjust the loader’s performance to the application and deliver the right balance of power and fuel economy. The operator simply pushes a button to toggle between the following work modes:

  • Economy (Eco): reduces fuel consumption for low-demand applications.
  • Normal: balances fuel consumption for everyday digging, grading and lifting tasks.
  • Power: provides superior power and performance for heavy-duty conditions and truck-loading tasks.

To help save valuable diesel fuel, auto idle and auto-shutdown come as standard. Auto idle automatically reduces the engine RPM to standby idle when the steering wheel or joystick control lever are not utilised for a few seconds. When enabled, auto shutdown will stop the engine when the preset idle time is met. Operators can configure the idle time from 3 to 60 minutes.

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