Develon Showcasing Innovative Wheel Loader in D.C.
DL320-7 Wheel Loader Boasts Increased Bucket Capacity for Easier Loading in Fewer Passes
The dash 7 Series model features the new all-around view monitor camera system option.
(SUWANEE, Ga. – May 2023) The DL320-7 wheel loader is part of the next-generation -7 Series lineup, featuring upgrades such as increased bucket capacity, redesigned cab with first-class comfort features and fuel-saving technologies.
The DL320-7 offers a 7% larger capacity bucket (4.5 cubic yards) and axle upgrades. The increased capacity has been designed to provide faster, easier loading in fewer cycles.
Standard features include powershift 4-speed transmission, multiple power modes, Z-bar lift arm, return to dig and limited slip differentials. A reinforced box frame is designed to endure harsh working environments. The improved cooling system features wider radiator fin spacing and a reversible fan to clear debris and reduce clogging. And the wider front fender offers better windshield protection.
Variety of Options
A high-lift option delivers more lift height and reach — ideal for loading material into high-sided trucks or agricultural mixers. For added flexibility to tackle a variety of applications, an optional larger counterweight can be added to improve machine balance.
The exclusive Transparent Bucket technology for -7 Series wheel loaders provides a supplemental visual perspective by allowing operators to “see through” the bucket from an in-cab display. Available for the first time for new -7 Series wheel loaders, an around view monitor (AVM) camera system option gives operators unmatched visibility to the machine’s surroundings.
The Load Isolation System for -7 Series wheel loaders improves vehicle stability while moving for greater productivity. The new DEVELON Smart Load weighing system is ideal for such job applications as aggregate and quarry work that require accurate information about material weight in the bucket.
Frequently used controls on the DL320-7 wheel loader are relocated for more intuitive use for operators. All -7 Series wheel loaders have the same control setup, so operators will not need to readjust when moving from machine to machine.
The DEVELON Smart Touch screen displays all important settings and information, including the rearview camera view. Optional electronic steering allows operators to control direction and steer the machine with switches integrated into the left armrest.
All-around visibility is improved with increased glass area, a full glass door, larger mirrors and optional LED work lights. An upgraded heating and air conditioning system with adjustable vent locations maximizes heating and cooling efficiency.
Maintenance is quick and easy on the DL320-7 wheel loader with centralized lubrication points plus convenient component access and fluid-level checks. Operators can use telematics to monitor their DL320-7 and manage maintenance to reduce operating costs. They can check machine location, fleet status, operating hours, error codes, fuel usage, engine idle vs. work time, engine and hydraulic oil temperature and various other data points.
Situation Awareness Technology (SAT) helps save fuel by automatically adjusting the engine output in real time to the needs of the drivetrain and hydraulics. In addition, automatic transmission modes shift gears to maximize efficiency. The standard auto-idle feature reduces engine rpm when the steering wheel or joystick isn’t being used, and auto-shutdown turns off the engine after a set amount of idle time.
DEVELON History Overview
Starting in 1937, DEVELON is a trusted construction equipment manufacturer that has consistently expanded its presence in the global market; first under the Daewoo brand, then the Doosan brand. Below is a timeline of our company’s history in the construction equipment industry.
1937 Began manufacturing equipment
1958 First diesel engine manufactured
1960s Expanded scope of business, manufacturing marine diesel engines and forklifts
1970s – 1980s
1970s Began large-scale production system
1972 First articulated dump truck produced
1977 Created Construction Equipment Division/created excavator production plant
1978 First crawler excavator produced
1983 Daewoo orange mini excavators arrived in North America
1985 Developed Solar model excavators
1990 First wheel loader produced
1991 Entered North American market
1995 First wheel excavator produced
1999 First log loader produced
2005 Acquired Daewoo Heavy industries and Machinery, renamed as Doosan Infracore
2005 Released first Hyundai Doosan Infracore diesel engine
2008 Expanded product portfolio in ADT lineup with acquisition of Moxy/Norway
2009 Concept-X received the Best of the Best Award at Red Dot Design Show
2014 Small diesel engine named “Top 10 Machines of the Year”
2014 Completed global R&D center
2014 Announced the first material handler for North America: the DX225MH-3
2015 First material handler produced
2015 Unveiled DoosanCONNECT Telematics fleet management system
2019 First successful live demonstration of fully autonomous construction equipment in the industry (Concept-X)
2019 Unveiled XiteCloud smart construction solution
2020 Began customization plant near Savannah, Georgia
2020 Displayed the company’s first electric-powered mini excavator prototype at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas
2021 Joined HD Hyundai (formerly Hyundai Heavy Industries Group) and renamed as Hyundai Doosan Infracore
2021 Introduced Transparent Bucket option on -7 Series wheel loaders
2021 Expanded product offering with new full lineup of mini excavators
2022 Smart X-Care Machine Monitoring service available
2022 First dozer produced (DD100), to further expand lineup
2023 Doosan construction equipment is now DEVELON
2023 Expands compact equipment offering with compact track loaders
2023 Demonstrates autonomous construction equipment at CONEXPO
2023 Adds a second dozer model: the DD130
2023 Introduces the company’s largest crawler excavator: the DX1000LC-7
Todd Roecker Executive Bio
Todd Roecker currently serves as vice president of growth initiatives at DEVELON, formerly known as Doosan construction equipment. He has more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the construction equipment industry, and today he focuses his attention on growing the DEVELON brand in North America.
Todd started at Milwaukee Electric Tool as district manager in 1997. He joined Bobcat Company as district sales manager in 2004, where he was responsible for managing partnerships with compact equipment dealers. In 2009, he was promoted to dealer development manager and in 2012 to director of sales for Canada.
Two years later, Todd moved to director of sales and dealer development North America for Doosan Bobcat. In this title, he shared the vision for Doosan Bobcat to the highest levels of international leadership following the acquisition of Bobcat by Doosan, focused on growing the Doosan brand, and created new dealer coverage and recruitment strategies for Doosan. In 2018, he transitioned to the director of dealer management and marketing North America and held that title until 2021.
Most recently, in December 2021, Todd was promoted to vice president of growth initiatives at DEVELON. In this position, he has played a key role in the recent acquisition of Doosan heavy construction equipment by Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co. Todd is instrumental in providing strategic direction for the company and continues to lead and evolve the marketing strategies for North America, focusing on enhancing the DEVELON brand in the heavy and compact construction equipment industry.
Todd received his bachelor’s degree in Science in management, business administration and communications from Emporia State University and his Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in e-business technology from University of Phoenix.
Todd and his family reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. When he is not working, you can find him coaching his children’s sports teams, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and playing golf.
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