Electric powered machines are starting to pop up on worksites everywhere as part of the world's effort to thwart the end of civilization as we know it. While some people wake up and go to bed fretting over predictions of impending doom in the next twelve years, the rest of us are concerned about one thing, working.
Hyundai Doosan showcased a new member of its iron family during a media event in Tucson, Arizona this week. Doosan showed off a prototype of its first crawler dozer. Doosan says one model will be ready to roll sometime next year.
The dozer on display was a 122-horsepower DD100 with an operating weight of 25,300 lbs. A second dozer, a DD130, will be introduced
Korean officials gave Hyundai the green light for to merge with Doosan Infracore a year after the Doosan Group indicated it was looking to sell its shares to help pay off debt.
Hyundai signed a deal in February 2021 to acquire a 35% with Hyundai taking over in April.
Doosan Infracore is South Korea’s largest construction equipment maker.
The sale of Doosan Infracore is part of the restructuring process for Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, which was facing more than $3 trillion in debt. The power plant builder took a major hit when the South Korean government chose to depart from nuclear and coal power.
The merger of Hyundai and Doosan should make he equipment maker into a formidable player in the industry behind Caterpillar, Volvo, and Komatsu.