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New Develon DX230WMH-7 & DX250WMH-7 Material Handlers

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Fri 17 Nov 2023

New Develon DX230WMH-7 & DX250WMH-7 Material Handlers

Develon, formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment, has launched the company’s new DX230WMH-7 (24 tonnes) and DX250WMH-7 (25.6 tonnes) Stage 5-compliant material handlers. Both are designed to carry out the toughest tasks across a wide range of material sorting and handling applications such as those in the handling of scrap metal and other solid waste, recycling, demolition and in the forestry industry. As a result, both machines are built with front and rear stabilisers, and a boom and arm specifically designed for material handling tasks.

These new material handlers are equipped with the latest generation Develon 6-cylinder, turbocharged DL06V water-cooled diesel engine, providing an output (SAE J1995) of 141kW (189hp) at 1,900rpm. Reducing environmental impact is paramount to Develon, so the engine has low emissions as exhaust gases are purified by Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

A standard feature is the hydraulic cab riser, which gives the operator better all-around visibility of the attachment and work area. When combined with the rear-view camera display in the cab, the operator has excellent visibility of the job site. The new material handlers are easy to operate with ergonomic joysticks and a steering wheel. The machines come equipped with two-way auxiliary and rotate circuit hydraulics to improve efficiency. The operator can use buttons on the joysticks or an optional foot pedal to control auxiliary attachments.

A special Develon-developed system, Smart Power Control (SPC), improves machine efficiency while maintaining productivity through variable speed control and pump torque control, automatically adjusting RPMs according to the load being handled.

Power modes
The SPC can be used with all four work modes available on the Develon DX230WMH-7 and DX250WMH-7 material handlers. These power modes help the operator to manage the balance of fuel consumption and machine power to the working conditions. The four selectable power modes include:

• Power+ (P+) mode: delivers the fastest work group speeds and greater power for those high demanding material moving applications.
• Power (P) mode: provides exceptional power and superior performance for tough heavy lifting, quick truck loading and fast travel speed.
• Standard (S) power mode: enhances the machine’s fuel consumption while delivering high performance in everyday lifting and moving of materials.
• Economy (E) mode: helps reduce fuel consumption for low-demand applications and slows down machine movement for conditions that require more precise movements.

In addition to the four power modes, the new material handlers include a lifting work mode, which provides increased pump torque, low engine rpm and an automatic power boost.

Customers can also select the front type set up they want, with a choice between straight arm and gooseneck arm configurations, depending on the application and preference. The DX230WMH-7 has been designed for standard loads, whilst the DX250WMH-7 includes a longer front and an additional 1.2-tonne counterweight to ensure high stability to deal with heavier loads. The wide axle and front/rear outriggers also contribute to the high stability of both machines.

In the cab, there is a new Develon 8-inch Smart Touch screen which is easy to read and use, integrating all the functions and settings of the machine in one place. It also displays a video feed from the standard rear-view camera and/or an optional side view camera, which are uniquely placed to give even better visibility. A split screen mode displays the rear-view camera and vital machine information at the same time. The feed from the optional side view camera can be reviewed independently or in a split screen mode.

There are a number of factory installed options for the new Develon material handlers, including additional work lamps, cab guarding (optional, FOGS), frame guards (optional), a fuel filter pump, a rotating beacon, solid tyres (optional), an air compressor and a smart key.

The DX230WMH-7 and DX250WMH-7 have the latest Develon Fleet Management TMS 3.0 Cellular system installed as standard, which provides a telematics management system for these models, by collecting data from sensors on the machines. The telematics provides location information and a full range of machine operational information to owners, dealers and Develon. Information is provided through a simple user interface, accessible online via a web-enabled computer or smartphone.

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