About Doosan Equipment
Doosan Equipment is a global manufacturer of heavy construction equipment, based in South Korea. One of Doosan Group’s many subsidiary companies, Doosan Equipment is the fifth largest producer of construction machinery in the world. Having merged with the Bobcat Company in 2007, it is sometimes known as Doosan Bobcat.
The company develops and manufactures a wide assortment of equipment, including articulated dump trucks, crawler and wheel excavators, wheel loaders, log loaders and material handlers. It also offers attachments, parts and services. All told, Doosan manufactures equipment and develops solutions for the following sectors: forklifts and material handling, castings and forgings, construction and engineering, power generation, water treatment and desalination, and renewable energy.
Doosan’s involvement in the manufacture of construction equipment dates back to 1937, though its “Construction Equipment Division” wasn’t established until 1977. The following year, it unveiled its first excavator, and by 1987 it had produced more than 10,000. In 2008, one year after merging with Bobcat, Doosan acquired Moxy, a large size dump truck manufacturer based in Norway.
Per the company’s North American website:
“Today, Doosan Bobcat is an industry leader in the engineering, manufacturing and marketing of construction equipment including skid-steer loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, attachments, air compressors, lighting systems and generators as well as compact construction equipment and engine power systems.”
Doosan’s fleet of excavators features more than 30 different models. In addition to mini excavators, the company offers medium and large size crawler excavators, high track excavators and super long reach excavators.
“Most models feature a long carriage (LC) design that optimizes performance in heavy digging and lifting operations,” Doosan’s website states. “Additional options include additional counterweight and boom and arm options, including a super long reach option on some models, so you can handle whatever the jobsite throws at you.”