Wheel Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

November 2011, Vol. 66 No. 11
The John Deere 844K Wheel Loader

Doosan
Doosan_equip spot_wheel loaders_DL300.jpg
The Doosan DL300 wheel loader is powered by a turbocharged 217-hp Doosan diesel engine, the DL300 provides the low-end performance and strong torque rise required to dig and carry heavy loads. An electronically controlled, high-pressure common-rail direct fuel injection system helps keep emissions – and fuel consumption – low. Standard limited slip differentials on both the front and rear axles allow the DL300 to tackle the toughest terrain. The DL300 has a static tipping load of 29,392 pounds at maximum reach with a straight frame and 24,143 pounds at the maximum steering angle of 40 degrees. Dump height with the standard bucket is 9 feet 6 inches and dump reach is 3 feet 10 inches. Height at the bucket pivot point is 13 feet 1 inch. With available buckets ranging from 3.5 to 4.6 cubic yards, the DL300 can take on a wide range of material handling tasks, such as loading and transporting aggregates such as rock, sand and gravel. A robust Z-bar lifting system provides a standard bucket breakout force of 36,419 pounds, among the highest in its size class. doosanequipment.com

Terex
Terex_TL310_equip spot_wheel loader.jpg
The new Terex TL310 Wheel Loader handles bucket capacities of 4-6 yd3 and boasts a bucket breakout force of 34,534 pounds. Additional features include the Terex loading system, a spacious operating cab and a powerful cooling system with reversible fan. Powered by a fuel-efficient, 203-hp Cummins turbocharged diesel engine, the TL310 meets the latest Tier III emission standards. Boasting an operating weight of 38,801 pounds, the TL310 is built for powerful performance with a straight tipping load of 29,101 pounds, an articulated tipping load of 25,352 pounds and incorporates bucket-rigging points directly on the lifting frame. The cab incorporates a removable ROPS/FOPS steel frame and provides the operator best-in-class rear visibility through large, tinted windows. Ergonomically designed controls help reduce operator fatigue resulting in increased productivity. This cab also features two doors for easy access, an operator's seat with hydraulic shock absorption and standard air conditioning. All service points are easily accessible, reducing downtime for maintenance. terex.com