Doosan expands Euro Stage V compliant 9-Series forklifts

Doosan has expanded its powerful new 9-Series Euro Stage V compliant IC engine counterbalance forklift trucks with the launch of the advanced D25S-9 range.

Available in five models across a capacity range of 2.0 – 3.5 tonne, these versatile diesel-powered trucks offer an unbeatable combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, performance, driver comfort and durability.

A striking, new sleek design combines rugged good looks with enhanced operator comfort, offering spacious leg room with a 50% larger floor plate, concealed tilt cylinder, increased torso clearance, and an all new ‘full floating’ cabin design with curved front, top and rear glass panels – reducing noise to just 79db(A) and vibration to an absolute minimum.

As with all the trucks in the 9-Series the D25S-9 range has been cleverly designed to give the driver even greater all-round visibility.

The large rounded glass panels and contoured cowl design provides a clear forward, rear and upper view, and with the option of a FFT wide-view mast, creates even better forward visibility.

At the heart of the D25S-9 is the advanced G2 Doosan-built diesel engine, which is specially designed for industrial vehicles. It provides high torque at low RPM – effectively delivering improved forklift acceleration, drive and climb performance.

An important cost-saving standard feature of the new range is the multi torque function, allowing the operator to select the performance most suited to the task. ECO mode minimises fuel consumption, cutting down on unnecessary acceleration; High mode increases power output to match the demands of heavy-duty work; and Standard mode maintains output at levels suited to everyday tasks.

The sleek looks of the new 9-Series are combined with sound ergonomics – taking safety, driver comfort, ease of maintenance and productivity fully into account.

The ‘full floating’ cab is designed for operator comfort and to reduce fatigue, with a fully adjustable premium Sears & Grammer suspension seat as standard, and excellent all-round visibility for safer manoeuvring with greater awareness.

Other features include a compact steering wheel with a slim telescopic steering column, a 5” (optional 7”) full colour LCD display presents operating and maintenance information clearly outdoors, and an easy entry grab-bar and an anti-slip step-plate facilitate safe access to and from the cab. For convenience, a document clipboard and USB port are located within the reach of the operator and other options, such as a cup holder and cab light are also available.

Safety first

Safety is foremost across Doosan’s entire new 9-Series, as reflected in many of the design features already outlined. In addition, further prominent safety features include: electronic parking brake – when the operator stops working and gets off the truck, the parking brake is automatically activated; operator sensing system – whenever the operator leaves the seat, the truck travel and mast lifting functions will stop. This system avoids any unintended forklift movements when the operator is not seated; 9-Series trucks have even better visibility for the operator to work safely and comfortably; without the operator’s foot on the accelerator pedal the truck will automatically decelerate quickly to the minimum speed; different speed limits can be applied for forward and reverse travel.

Easy Maintenance

Doosan takes ease of maintenance into account too, with improved accessibility to the engine and service areas – the hood opening has been increased to an angle of 80 degrees and a tool-less side panel and floor plate allow simple access to key areas. The transmission oil filter and pressure check port are placed on top of the transmission for easy inspection and maintenance and electronic components are centralised for convenience.