Doosan launch new ‘transparent bucket’
New safety system for wheel loaders allows driver to see blind spots in front of the bucket
DOOSAN Infracore Europe have launched the industry’s first wheel loader ‘transparent bucket’ system, which allows the driver to see blind spots in front of the bucket on the machine, using the monitor in the cab.
The innovative system records images in front of the wheel loader with top and bottom front-loaded cameras and shows combined images on the cab monitor in real time using a curved projection method.
Owing to blind spots caused by the buckets on wheel loaders, the area in front of such machines has long been a concern in terms of safety. With the new Doosan transparent bucket function, however, the driver can easily check the blind spots in front of the bucket via the cab monitor, to increase safety and prevent accidents.
Another advantage of the transparent bucket system is that it can significantly improve work efficiency by providing a forward-view perspective for the driver during loading/unloading or when carrying materials such as aggregates and sand.
Doosan Infracore, who say they are the first company in the world to develop and apply a front-projection function with the transparent bucket for construction machines, have applied for patents in Korea, North America, Europe and China.
A spokesperson for the company said: ‘As machinery and site safety standards continue to be significantly raised around the world, advanced safety systems have become a key factor in selecting equipment. We plan to continue developing safety features that can protect drivers and other workers on site, and we aim to be at the forefront in creating construction sites that are safer and accident-free.’