Doosan Infracore North America makes first DD100 dozer delivery

Doosan DD100 dozer.

Doosan Infracore North America recently delivered the first Doosan dozer, a DD100, to a Best Line Equipment customer in Pennsylvania.

The 9-metric-ton machine is among the first Doosan dozers to arrive in North America, and it’s the first DD100 to be delivered to a customer: Ratoskey and Trainor Inc. Owners Ray Trainor and Rob Ratoskey operate a grinding and mulching business in East Norriton near Philadelphia. The company sells topsoil, mulch and other products to customers in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Best Line Equipment transported the first Doosan DD100 dozer from its Allentown, Pennsylvania, location to Ratoskey and Trainor on Thursday, August 4. Upon arrival, the machine quickly went to work in a large pile of dirt that will be turned into topsoil.

“Best Line Equipment is honored to receive the first Doosan DD100 dozer,” said Armand Cencetti, sales manager at Best Line Equipment. “After hearing so much about the Doosan dozer, we’re excited to finally see the machine up close and deliver a new model to one of our best customers.”

Best Line Equipment is one of the top North American Doosan dealers and has nearly a dozen authorized Doosan dealerships in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company was founded in 1985 by Mike Houseknecht in Muncy, Pennsylvania, and today is guided by his sons, Adam and Ryan Houseknecht.

“We are thrilled that the first Doosan dozer has successfully been delivered to a customer,” said Todd Roecker, vice president of growth initiatives for Doosan Infracore North America. “There was tremendous interest from our dealers last fall at our 2021 dealer meeting. We demonstrated a pre-prototype Doosan dozer to our dealers at our training and testing facility in Arizona. They were immediately impressed with the machine’s abilities.

“Adding the dozer signals our continued focus in North America and our commitment to offering a complete lineup of Doosan construction equipment,” added Roecker.