Doosan ships first DD100 dozer to North America, teases 13-tonne model

Doosan DD100 dozer.

Hyundai Doosan Infracore (HDI) has officially shipped the first DD100 dozer to North America. This 9-tonne dozer is specifically targeted at the North American market.

HDI also produced two additional pilot machines and shipped them to North America for various performance tests, sales, marketing and service training.

According to the company, the mass production of the DD100 will begin sometime in June of 2022 and the model will launch in North America in the third quarter. Also, the company hopes that with the launch of this dozer, it will be able to synergize it with its existing excavator and wheel loader models.

“This is the next significant milestone in the development of the new Doosan dozers,” says Mr. Edward Song, CEO of Doosan Infracore North America. “Our North American dealers and their customers are eager for the arrival of the new Doosan dozers. We look forward to launching the new line of construction equipment later this year.”

This dozer model was the first to be produced through the collaboration of various departments at HDI, including development analysis, market research, competitive benchmarking, validation and pilot vehicle assembly. In addition, purchasing and quality teams investigated parts supply while production teams completed the first production dozer model.

Also, HDI claims that it has plans for its 13-tonne dozer, the Doosan DD130, and will be shipping a pilot machine later this year. The company plans to start production, possibly as early as February 2023.