Develon, formerly known as Doosan, has revealed its first ever compact track loader at ConExpo, marking its entry into a new machine category. This move is part of Develon’s strategy to expand its product offerings, which began with the introduction of its first concept dozer in 2021.
At ConExpo, Develon maintained the Doosan name on its booth to avoid any confusion for the attendees who were not aware of the company’s rebranding. However, the Develon name was prominently displayed, marking the first time the new name has appeared on equipment since its unveiling in January. The company plans to roll out the new name at dealerships and throughout its product line by the end of 2023.
DTL35 Compact Track Loader
Although the DTL35 compact track loader is currently in prototype form, it is anticipated to be made available in 2024 following additional testing with Develon’s dealers. With a rated working capacity of 3,657 pounds, it’s going to be the biggest model in a series of three. Two more CTL models are planned for 2024, one with a rated operating capacity of about 2,300 pounds, and the other with a 2,600-pound ROC.
Features and Specifications
The DTL35 will be powered by a 116-horsepower, 3.4-liter Develon engine, the same as on the company’s DD100 dozer and 14-ton excavator. Electric-hydraulic controls are standard, with a high-flow option of 40 gallons per minute available. To stop material from spilling, the attachment link mechanism can instantly level the bucket at any height. Moreover, Develon has enhanced the CTL with its wheel loader technology, including normal bucket shaking to dislodge trapped material with the touch of a button.
The cab is meant to be roomy, and it has a swing-out glass door made of unbreakable, half-inch-thick polycarbonate that provides the operator with excellent view. The cap features two 8 inch monitors, one displaying machine functions and the other showing the camera. A rearview camera which is the standard, and an obstacle detection system for when the machine is moving in reverse has also been added. The loader also features a round view monitoring camera system due to which the operator can have a 360 degree view around the machine.
Other features include the arms of the machine that rise vertically to 10 feet 8 inches. The torsion suspension that is now added in the CTL also helps in reducing cab vibration when the machine is being operated on rough terrain.