Dressta to launch new hydrostatic compact dozers
Company introduces first of three new customer-focused models in 74–101hp range
RESPONDING to customer demand, Dressta have unveiled the new TD9 hydrostatic crawler dozer – a high-performance compact machine that is the first of three new models ranging from 74hp to 101hp.
Due to be launched in the third quarter of 2015, the TD9 was presented to equipment owners and dozer operators from the key markets of North America and Canada who put the dozer to the test and provided feedback to help fine-tune the machine’s performance.
‘The operators’ input with regard to ergonomics and machine control played a key role in refining the design,’ said Howard Dale, Dressta’s global vice-president of sales. ‘As a result, the low-effort controls for the blade and dual-path hydrostatic drivetrain deliver the required response in all applications.’
The key components of the new models are from renowned suppliers such as Cummins, and Rexroth, whilst the structural design is a natural progression of Dressta’s decades of experience in building crawler dozers and other construction equipment.
All three models will be equipped with Cummins’ ultra-clean Tier IV Final engines, which provide power, performance, reliability, durability and fuel efficiency for enhanced productivity and a reduction in overall operating costs.
In addition, Dressta’s variable bi-directional dual-path hydrostatic drive, which is controlled by a programmable electronic control module, provides the perfect match between load and ground speed, regardless of the ground conditions or specific dozing application, giving the operator full command during the most challenging of tasks, such as when dozing with a full load or performing precise final grade operations.
Operators can also choose to programme variables such as the forward-to-reverse speed ratio, or to enable ‘Power’ ‘Normal’ and ‘Economy’ modes, depending on the job conditions.
The TD9 model features a newly designed ISO-mounted positive-pressure cab which features large glass windows, a fully adjustable operator seat and a comfortable ROPS-protected interior space for optimal safety. Moreover, the machines are supplied both GPS- and Trimble-ready, to help the operator achieve the requirements of any given dozing task.