DEVELON Road Builders - Clearing the Way in the Toughest Environments
February 7, 2024
The DEVELON DX225LL-5, DX300LL-5 and DX380LL-5 Log Loaders with Road Builder configurations are designed to easily handle the difficult work required for land clearing, such as moving felled trees in preparation for building a logging road. Many unique features of the Road Builder allow them to handle this important job.
What is a Road Builder?
The DEVELON Road Builder combines a powerful Log Loader with some of the best features of a DEVELON Excavator. Built with a Log Loader mainframe, these machines are designed with the boom and arm of an Excavator, and can be paired with an array of traditional excavator attachments. The Road Builder is typically paired with a Quick Coupler, Bucket and Thumb Clamp to enhance versatility when removing trees and stumps or doing rough grading of new roadways. These machines are ready to tackle any of your toughest jobs.
What is a Road Builder Used for?
Built for forestry and logging applications, these machines are often the first machines on site, tasked with clearing paths for other forestry equipment. Get impressive power and durability to build crucial access roads needed to keep pushing your projects forward. Other common applications include timber harvesting, log loading, and sawmill work. They can also be utilized in crushing applications or demolitions on construction sites.
Which Road Builder is Right for You?
When considering which machine is right for the job, consider the horsepower, swing torque, and tractive power.
|DX225LL-5 Road Builder
|DX300LL-5 Road Builder
|DX380LL-5 Road Builder
|162.7 hp @ 1800 rpm
|266.5 hp @ 1800 rpm
|312.5 hp @ 1800 rpm
|Max. Swing Torque
|69622.7 lbf·ft (9625.7 kgf·m)
|Traction Force (Drawbar Pull)
|72,598 lbf (32,930 kgf)
|70,678 lbf (32,059 kgf)
|101,673 lbf (46,118 kgf)
Which Excavator Attachments Work with a Road Builder?
The excavator-style boom and arm provide the best working range for any clearing tasks. With the right attachments, Road Builders can remove tree stumps, stack logs, and clear paths for access roads. Some of the most functional attachments include:
- Hydraulic Quick Coupler
- Hydraulic Thumb Clamp
- Heavy-Duty Bucket
- Severe-Duty Bucket
- Ditch Cleaning Bucket
Powerful Performance and Top-Notch Durability.
The Road Builder's high and wide undercarriage with a double grouser is designed specifically for working on the most difficult terrain. Confidently move across exposed stumps, brush, and forest foliage all in the comfort of an enclosed Excavator Cab or optional Forestry Cab. Additional cab guarding is optional to achieve greater protection.
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