New safety features introduced on all five large loaders with special focus on the driver’s cab area
Doosan Construction Equipment has announced a range of new safety features available as standard on all five of its large wheeled loaders.
The new features are part of Doosan’s continuous improvement and innovation programme that also covers its crawler and wheeled excavators.
The wheeled loaders to include the improvements are the DL 300-5, DL 350-5, DL 420-5, DL 450-5 and DL 550-5 models.
Many of the new features relate to the operator’s cab.
For example, a new handrail has been installed around the cab roof with three holding points, allowing operators to move very safely all around the cab to clean windows and to perform other tasks.
A new large step and access platform has also been added on the front of the cab and a change in the wiring routing has allowed the horn to be repositioned below the road light.
Inside the cab, there is a new ergonomic joystick control with a progressive thumb wheel added for the auxiliary hydraulic line. The progressive thumb wheel ensures that no additional lever is needed, providing the easiest combination of movements to manage the third valve operations.