Doosan unveils ‘transparent bucket’ system for wheel loaders

DOOSAN has launched what it describes as the industry’s first wheel loader ‘transparent bucket’ system.

The system allows operators to see blind spots in front of the bucket on the machine, using the monitor in the cab. Images are recorded 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.

Doosan said that owing to blind spots caused by the buckets on wheel loaders, the area in front of the machines has been considered an area of ‘major concern’.

As well as being able to check blind spots in front of the bucket, Doosan said another advantage of the transparent bucket system is that it can ‘significantly improve’ work efficiency by providing a forward-view perspective during loading/unloading or when carrying materials such as aggregates, sand and soil.

Doosan Infracore has now applied for patents in Korea, North America, Europe and China.

A Doosan Infracore spokesperson 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.”