ADT offers improved performance

Incorporating over 40 years of expertise in the ADT market and using quality components from world-class suppliers such as Scania, ZF, NAF, Parker and Rexroth, the new Doosan ADTs are optimised for extreme off-road performance.

The exceptionally flexible and agile undercarriage, which is designed to ensure that all six wheels are in permanent contact with the ground, means that Doosan trucks can operate on very rough and soft terrain on construction sites such as road projects and mass excavation hauling as well as in mining and quarrying applications.

The new ADTs complement Doosan?s wide range of excavators and wheel loaders, allowing Doosan to offer a one-stop solution for equipment to excavate, load and transport all types of materials. All Doosan ADT and heavy equipment products are supported by flexible financing packages from Doosan Financial solutions, offering ?tailor-made? solutions for purchasing Doosan products.

Like all Doosan heavy equipment, the ADTs are supported by a regional sales and service operation with strategically located parts depots to service a worldwide network of Doosan dealers. All the depots have fully trained Doosan service and parts specialists to support its dealers and to ensure the customer experiences maximum uptime from their machine.

Powered by the six-cylinder Scania DC13 Tier 2 diesel engine with a gross power output of 368kW (500hp) at 2100 rpm, the DA40 offers a 10 per cent increase in engine power compared to the previous MT41 model. With a 22 per cent increase in gross torque to 2373 Nm, at 1300 rpm, the torque available in the DA40 is ?best in class? in the ADT market.

{{image2-a:r-w:250}}Contributing to the overall eight per cent reduction in fuel consumption (under standard working conditions) is the new ZF transmission offering eight-forward and four-reverse speeds. The new transmission improves the transfer of power from the engine to the wheels for outstanding traction. To withstand the increased power, the driveline dimensions and cooling capacity of the truck have been increased.

The DA40 combines ?best in class? fuel consumption with a higher top speed of 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph). The DA40 also has an increased body capacity of 24.4m?, and the payload has been boosted to 40 tonnes without tailgate, an increase of more than 15 per cent over the payload of the prior Doosan Moxy MT41 ADT. The higher speeds and payloads will allow the customer to increase profits from their mining, quarrying or earthmoving operations.

The DA40 has permanent six-wheel drive for equal power distribution while the free-swinging rear tandem bogie and the special articulation system offer excellent driving performance in difficult terrain. The sloping body design enhances the stability of the truck, thanks to its low centre of gravity and allows fast and easy tipping, even in the most demanding conditions. The combination of the unique tandem bogie and the sloping rear frame results in ?best in class? rough and soft terrain capabilities and avoids the need for electronic aids such as traction control.

To handle the increased payload as well as provide a smoother ride for the operator, the DA40 has a completely new hydro-gas front suspension. This independent front suspension (there is no rigid axle) is a unique feature of the Doosan ADT that allows for free movement on one side, without movement on the opposite side, providing maximum ground contact and shock absorption.

{{image3-a:r}}The articulation hinge is positioned behind the turning ring to provide equal weight distribution even during maximum turning and ensure maximum contact between the front wheels and the ground for optimum traction.

Thanks to the high engine power and torque, the improved ground clearance and the efficient powertrain, the DA40 delivers ?best in class? rim pull in extreme hauling conditions. Like all Doosan ADTs, the DA40 features a powerful engine brake and hydraulic transmission retarder as standard. The wet brakes offer a long service life and sealed protection from the environment and, with oil-cooled multiple disc brakes on all the wheels, the safety of the operator is never compromised.

The DA40 has a completely new cab providing more space and improved visibility for the operator, ?best in class? noise levels and a fully automatic climate control system. For easier operation, Doosan has introduced new electronic systems and simplified fingertip controls with a digital display of all desired machine functions.

The fully automatic eight-gear transmission and smooth Tiptronic gear-shifting (both automatic and manual gear functions are available) allow the operator to concentrate on working conditions.

For routine maintenance and service, the cab can be tilted backwards to provide easy access to components. Easier service access and longer service intervals result in lower operating costs. A fully automatic central greasing system and rear view camera
are standard.

Clark Equipment is the Australian distributor for all Doosan plant and construction equipment.

Source: Clark Equipment

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