The DD130 is the newest addition to the DEVELON dozer lineup, delivering power, traction, visibility and technologies for operators on the jobsite.
DEVELON entered the North American dozer market in 2022 with a small-size machine, the DD100. It competes in the 140-hp and under category. The DD130 is the next step up from the DD100. It builds on the DD100 with many of the same features but in the 140-hp and over category.
“We’re excited to expand our lineup of rugged, innovative construction equipment with the new DD130 dozer,” said Jacob Sherman, product and dealer marketing manager at DEVELON. “Our dozers offer a higher horsepower than other comparable brands. The machines are designed with a heavy frame. This results in more power to the ground and superior tractive effort, allowing our machines to push more material and be more productive on the job site, which helps our customers.”
Functionality is driven by the dozer’s six-way power-tilt angle blade. Operators can minimize the number of passes on each job by lifting, tilting and angling the six-way power-tilt angle blade to move dirt or other materials where they need to go. A two-way mechanical adjustment also allows operators to adjust the blade pitch from 52 to 58 degrees to control how steeply it bites into the ground.
The DD130 comes standard with the oscillating serrated track system, which maintains consistent, stable ground contact for grading performance. The oscillating serrated track system follows the terrain and enables blade control. Also available is a blade float function for back grading. The dozer blade moves up and down following the contours of the ground. A blade shake button helps operators remove materials stuck to the blade without leaving the cab.
The DD130 also features a reduced-wear undercarriage link design. Single- and dual-flange rollers help maintain a reliable track system while reducing wear.
A 2D grading system option is available for grading by novice operators. The operator programs the needed inputs and the machine controls blade functions. The optional 2D grading system does not require GPS or lasers. Optional 3D machine guidance and machine control features will be available in the future for use with the DD130 dozer.
Electrohydraulic controls are standard on the DD130. The joystick offers control, which can be customized based on individual preferences and skill level.
DEVELON Fleet Management telematics system is a standard feature on the DD130 dozer, enabling remote monitoring and machine maintenance. Operators can monitor the health, location and performance of the dozer from a mobile app and website. The customer’s dealer can also see the equipment status and notify them when it’s time for service to minimize machine downtime.
To further protect customers’ DD130 equipment investment, DEVELON offers its Smart X-Care service. An experienced team of heavy equipment specialists actively track machine telematics from a machine monitoring center. They interpret the data in real time, provide recommendations and deliver reports.
The dozer’s front engine compartment has a narrow design, allowing operators to see their work.
- An in-line precleaner is placed under the hood to provide the operator with a less obstructed view of the dozer blade.
- The electronic cooling system was moved to the back of the dozer for front visibility.
- The cab features low-profile front pillars.
- All-glass doors provide a full view of the working environment.
For further visibility and safety, a standard rearview camera provides operators with an additional view of the dozer’s surroundings. The full-color, 8-in. Smart Touch display shows the rearview camera view. Also standard are four high-illumination LED lights, two in the front and two in the back for visibility when working in low-light conditions. Two additional LED lights are available as an option. Four wiper blades — including one each on the front, rear and side windows support visibility when working in wet weather.
Chad Mitchell, a senior superintendent at TE Stevens Construction, had the opportunity to demo a DD130 this summer on a jobsite near Birmingham, Alabama. He has over 20 years of experience operating heavy construction equipment.
“It’s a good dozer as far as the power,” said Mitchell. “I like the visibility from the cab, too. Being able to see behind the dozer blade to what I’m doing is critical when I’m grading. Plus, the cab is spacious and the controls made it simple to operate the dozer.”
Regular inspection points on the DD130 are accessible at ground level. The DD130 comes standard with an electronically operated tilting cab that provides access to internal components when maintenance is needed. Even with the cab tilted, the dozer can be started while the machine is being diagnosed or repaired.
An in-line precleaner, also standard, is integrated with the air cleaner. It’s also more compact to fit in the smaller engine compartment. Self-cleaning and maintenance-free, the intake system can expel a variety of debris, including mud, snow, leaves, sawdust and chaff.
The dozer undercarriage is designed for maintenance. Areas of the undercarriage that naturally experience wear and tear are accessible. For example, a removable side panel provides access to an area to add grease to the undercarriage’s tension system.
DD130 operators can select ECO mode for light grading conditions and minimize daily fuel consumption up to 5%. This feature lowers the pump power output when working in lower tractive conditions. Auto idle and auto shutdown are standard features.
The DD130 dozer comes standard with piping for an optional three-shank ripper attachment. The ripper attachment features parallel linkage that helps maintain a constant angle to the ground regardless of the height. The attachment can break up hard, rugged materials prior to grading. It can be used to install erosion control. Also available as an attachment is a towing draw bar, allowing operators to use the dozer to tow other equipment.
DD130 Dozer Features
- ECO mode
- Rearview camera
- Blade shake function
- DEVELON Fleet Management
- 8-in. Smart Touch display
- Oscillating serrated track system
- Automatic tilt lift control
- Centralized lubrication
DD130 Dozer Specs1
- Horsepower (net): 145.8 hp (108.7 kW) @ 2,200 rpm
- Operating weight: 31,747 lbs. (14,446 kg)
- Blade height: 43.9 in. (1,115 mm)
- Blade width: 143.9 in. (3,655 mm)
- Blade angle: 25 degrees
- Drawbar pull: 48,500 lbs. (21,999 kg)
- Tumbler distance2: 8 ft. 11 in. (2,720 mm)
- Travel speed, max: 5.6 mph (9 km/h)
- ROPS/FOPS-certified cabin
1Specifications represent the DD130 with LGP track.
2Tumbler distance is from idler center to motor center.