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Doosan DL280-5 at Agritechnica

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 06 Nov 2019

Doosan DL280-5 at Agritechnica

Doosan will launch its new DL280-5 wheel loader at this year’s Agritechnica show in Hannover, Germany, held from November 10th to 16th.

Suitable for use with a range of attachments including foldable silage forks and grabs, the DL280-5 is powered by a 5.9-litre Doosan DL06 diesel engine producing 174hp and 804Nm torque. Engine output is managed by three working modes (Eco, Normal and Power), while an automatic shut-down function cuts idle time and fuel consumption.

The front lift arm is powered by a closed centre hydraulic system with a 210L/min axial piston pump. This system provides maximum hydraulic performance, without producing excess capacity, saving fuel and extending the lifetime of components. The DL280-5 features Z-bar kinematics with a simple lifting piston system designed for heavy-duty applications. The breakout force of 145kN is combined with a constant bucket angle that is maintained throughout the range of movement.

Bucket angles are also optimised in the travelling position and at ground level. The lift arm benefits from an automatic Load Isolation System (LIS) – often called ride control – a standard feature which significantly improves the wheel loader’s ride quality and operator comfort by ensuring a smooth ride over rough terrain and reduced cycle times owing to improved vehicle stability when moving. The DL280-5 rides on 750/65R26 tyres, with drive provided by reinforced axles. The limited-slip differential locks at the front and rear automatically to ensure maximum traction and easy driving over soft and muddy ground.

The cabin provides generous headroom and features a fully adjustable ‘Grammer’ seat with suspension and heating. Convex mirrors installed on the lateral mirror frames provide the operator with increased visibility, while a rear-view camera projects images onto a colour display and adds extra safety.

The standard-fit DoosanCONNECT telematics system allows remote location and the monitoring of operating and production parameters, plus access to data such as fuel consumption, machine use, GPS position, alarm messages and service intervals. For more on Doosan construction equipment, visit the website:

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