Doosan’s ‘transparent bucket’ wheeled loader
By Andy Brown08 March 2021
Doosan Infracore has launched what it claims is the industry’s first ‘transparent bucket’ mounted wheeled loader.
The transparent bucket allows a wheeled loader operator to see blind spots in front of the bucket through the monitor in the cockpit.
The system records images in front of the wheeled loader with cameras installed at the top and bottom of the equipment and shows combined images in real time using a curved projection method.
The front of a wheeled loader is a blind spot for the operator, which can lead to safety issues. With the transparent bucket function, however, the driver can check the blind spot in front of the bucket through the monitor and prevent safety accidents.
Doosan says that another advantage is that it can significantly improve work efficiency by enabling a forward-view perspective during loading/unloading or when carrying soil and sand.
The company has applied for patents in Korea, North America, Europe, and China for this invention.
An official from Doosan Infracore said, “As construction safety standards have been significantly reinforced, advanced safety systems have become a key option in selecting equipment. We plan to continue developing functions that can protect drivers and nearby workers, and become leaders in creating construction sites that are safe and accident-free.”