Doosan expands Euro Stage V compliant 9-Series forklifts with 2.0 – 3.5t capacity models

Doosan, manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, has expanded its powerful new 9-Series – Euro Stage V compliant IC engine counterbalance forklift trucks – with the launch of the advanced D25S-9 range.

Available in five models across a capacity range of 2.0 – 3.5 tonne, these versatile diesel-powered trucks offer an unbeatable combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, performance, driver comfort and durability.

A striking, new sleek design combines rugged good looks with enhanced operator comfort, offering spacious leg room with a 50% larger floor plate, concealed tilt cylinder, increased torso clearance, and an all new ‘full floating’ cabin design with curved front, top and rear glass panels – reducing noise to just 79db(A) and vibration to an absolute minimum.

As with all the trucks in the 9-Series the D25S-9 range gives the driver even greater all-round visibility.

At the heart of the D25S-9 is the advanced G2 Doosan-built diesel engine, which is specially designed for industrial vehicles. It provides high torque at low RPM – effectively delivering improved forklift acceleration, drive and climb performance. Importantly, the inherently clean G2 engine, when fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), is fully compliant with Euro Stage V regulations. In normal operation, regeneration of the DPF takes place automatically during driving – maximising uptime and ensuring uninterrupted all-round performance.

All models within Doosan’s highly responsive 9-Series share the most advanced powertrain system, providing the driver with precise control when handling heavy loads and helping to reduce operator fatigue. The sensitivity of the inching pedal is adjustable, ensuring accuracy when handling heavy and fragile loads such as glass bottles. In addition, the service brake is designed on the principle of a ‘master brake cylinder’, which increases braking capacity by 200% and reduces braking effort by 20%.

Doosan takes ease of maintenance into account too, with improved accessibility to the engine and service areas – the hood opening has been increased to an angle of 80 degrees and a tool-less side panel and floor plate allow simple access to key areas. The transmission oil filter and pressure check port are placed on top of the transmission for easy inspection and maintenance and electronic components are centralised for convenience.

With all the extensive engineering modifications and upgrades of the 9-Series, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a vehicle over a five year period has been reduced by 71%, when compared to the previous range.