A bigger truck with a smoother ride: Doosan hauls into new territory with the DA45-5 articulated dump truck. The successor to the DA40-5, the DA45-5 debuts with a host of new features. Here's what to know.
A bigger truck with a smoother ride: Doosan hauls into new territory with the DA45-5 articulated dump truck (ADT). The successor to the DA40-5, the DA45-5 debuts with a host of new features.
With a maximum allowable payload increase to 45.2 short tons, the truck fits well for customers in road construction, commercial building and mining work.
And the DA45-5 touts the same major features as its smaller counterpart, the DA30-5, both of which debut this spring.
Here’s what to know about the new line of ADTs from Doosan.
A new self-leveling, hydro-gas suspension absorbs bumps for smoother rides in both models. And when it’s time to move the machines, the DA30-5’s less-than-10-foot width lets it move easily from site to site.
Watch that Payload
Both the DA45-5 and the DA30-5 feature a real-time payload measuring system with a standard external light that tells operators – using green, yellow and red lights – how close they are to max payload. That smarter loading means higher productivity.
A warm gray interior on both models lends a soft automotive-like touch to the most spacious cab on the market. Bluetooth® radio with USB, a rearview camera and improved monitor and control panels all add to operator comfort.
Also new: The control system for the transmission retarder — once a push-button — is now also a steering column lever for ease of use. The powerful hydraulic retarder keeps both trucks’ speeds constant while going downhill without needing service brakes.
For both models, permanent six-wheel contact comes via a free-swinging, rear tandem bogie, which provides maximum traction and stability and ensures high performance on soft ground and uneven surfaces. That, paired with a front-mounted turning ring and sloped rear body, allows equal weight distribution between each front wheel, even during full turn.
Service Within Reach
The diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid filling location and auto-greasing system have been repositioned to make them easily accessible while standing on ground level. Added storage space around the automatic lubrication system allows for added grease cartridges and a filling pump, too. Ready to get rolling with Doosan? Dive into the DA45-5 specs and more.