Following a sneak peek of the machine at ConExpo, Develon has officially introduced the DD130 dozer to the North American market.
Develon entered the North American dozer market in 2022 with the introduction of the small-size DD100. DD130 is the next step up from the DD100. It builds on the early success of the DD100 with many of the same popular features but in the 140-hp and over category.
“We’re excited to expand our lineup of rugged, innovative construction equipment with the new DD130 dozer,” said Jacob Sherman, Product and Dealer Marketing Manager at Develon.
“The machines are designed with a heavy frame. This results in more power to the ground and superior tractive effort, allowing our machines to push more material and be more productive on the job site, which helps our customers.”
Productivity is driven by the dozer’s six-way power-tilt angle blade. Operators can work more efficiently and reduce the number of passes on each job by lifting, tilting and angling the six-way power-tilt angle blade to move dirt or other materials exactly where they need to go. A two-way mechanical adjustment also allows operators to adjust the blade pitch from 52 to 58 degrees to control how steeply it bites into the ground.
The oscillating serrated track system follows the terrain and enables precise blade control. As well, a blade float function is available for smooth back grading. The dozer blade moves up and down following the contours of the ground. A blade shake button helps operators quickly remove materials stuck to the blade without leaving the cab.
The DD130 also features a reduced-wear undercarriage link design. Single- and dual-flange rollers help maintain a reliable track system while reducing wear to increase expected component life.
DD130 dozer specs
- Horsepower: 145.8 hp
- Operating weight: 14,446 kg
- Blade height: 1,115 mm
- Blade width: 3,655 mm
- Blade angle: 25 degrees
- Drawbar pull: 21,999 kg
- Tumbler distance: 2,720 mm
- Max travel speed: 9 km/h
A 2D grading system option is available to make precision grading easier, even for novice operators. The operator programs the required inputs, and the machine controls blade functions — finishing the job faster and with better accuracy. The optional 2D grading system does not require GPS or lasers. Optional 3D machine guidance and machine control features will be available in the future for use with the DD130 dozer.
Electrohydraulic controls are standard on the DD130, making the machine easier to operate — even for an inexperienced operator. The ergonomically designed joystick offers low-effort control to help reduce operator fatigue. Operators can customize the controls to their individual preferences and skill level.
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The Develon Fleet Management telematics system is a standard feature on the DD130 dozer, making it easy for customers to remotely monitor and maintain their machine.
They can monitor the health, location and productivity of the dozer from a user-friendly mobile app and website. The customer’s dealer can also see the equipment status and notify them when it’s time for service to minimize machine downtime.
To further protect customers’ DD130 equipment investment, Develon offers its Smart X-Care service. An experienced team of heavy equipment specialists actively track machine telematics from a secure, state-of-the-art machine monitoring centre. They interpret the data in real time, provide recommendations and deliver reports.
A Leader in visibility
The DD130 dozer incorporates a narrower design of the dozer’s front engine compartment making it easier for operators to see their work.
An in-line precleaner is placed under the hood to provide the operator with a less obstructed view of the dozer blade. As well, the electronic cooling system was moved to the back of the dozer to further improve front visibility.
For further visibility and safety, a standard rearview camera provides operators with an
additional view of the dozer’s surroundings. The full-colour, 20-cm Smart Touch display shows the rearview camera view. Also, standard are four high-illumination LED lights, two in front and two in back, to enhance visibility when working in low-light conditions.
To further improve fuel efficiency without sacrificing grading performance, DD130 dozer operators can select the ECO mode for light grading conditions and reduce daily fuel consumption by up to 5 per cent. The fuel-saving feature lowers the pump power output when working in lower tractive conditions. Auto idle and auto shutdown are standard features to help customers increase fuel efficiency on the job site.
The dozer also comes standard with piping for an optional three-shank ripper attachment. The ripper attachment features parallel linkage that helps maintain a constant angle to the ground regardless of the height.
Regular inspection points on the DD130 are easily accessible at ground level. The DD130 comes standard with an electronically operated tilting cab that provides access to internal components when maintenance is needed. Even with the cab tilted, the dozer can be started while the machine is being diagnosed or repaired.
An in-line precleaner is also standard, helping to improve filter life and is integrated with the air cleaner. It’s also more compact to fit in the smaller engine compartment. Self-cleaning and maintenance-free, the intake system can expel a variety of debris, including mud, snow, leaves, sawdust and chaff.
The dozer undercarriage is designed for convenience and cost-effective maintenance. Areas of the undercarriage that naturally experience greater wear and tear are easy to access. For example, a removable side panel provides access to an area to add grease to the undercarriage’s tension system.