Doosan Infracore, a leading European compact and heavy construction equipment manufacturer, is set to launch its new 4x4 articulated dumptruck (ADT) at bauma 2022 exhibition in Munich, Germany this month (October 24 to 30).
Complementing the company’s standard, market-leading range of Stage V-compliant 6x6 ADT models, the new 4x4 version of the DA45-7 ADT is intended to compete with rigid dump trucks (RDTs) in the 40-tonne class.
In the new 4x4 ADT, the front truck and cab unit is the same as in the original 6x6 model, with modifications being made on the rear dumper unit only. Featuring a ZF EP8-420 transmission, the 4x4 DA45-7 is a two-axle ADT with twin wheels at the rear, and with a dumper section similar to that on RDTs in the 40-tonne class, says the company.
“With superior operation on poorer roads, smoother surfaces and steeper terrain, the aim of our new 4x4 machine is to challenge RDTs in the 40-tonne class, by providing a dumper product that delivers much more than RDTs,” says Beka Nemstsveridze, ADT Product Manager at Doosan.
As well as performing better in conditions that are tough for RDTs, the 4x4 DA45-7 ADT has a width of less than 4 m to avoid the need for special transportation and offers a better turning radius than a comparable RDT, he says.