Specifications for DL480-7 Wheel Loader

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Horsepower and Capacity

Get added horsepower and a 7% larger bucket capacity than the previous model to handle more material in challenging construction and mining applications. Axle upgrades support larger bucket capacities, and a strengthened box frame provides better balance and improved lifting capacity. With the high-lift option, you’ll gain additional height for loading into high-sided trucks. An optional Load Isolation System improves stability when moving – for even higher productivity.

Other features include powershift 4-speed transmission, multiple power modes, Z-bar lift arm, return to dig and limited slip differentials. The improved cooling system features wider radiator fin spacing and a reversible fan to clear debris and reduce clogging.

Maximum Durability

The DEVELON DL480-7 features stronger axles and outboard brakes are located in final reduction where the rotation speed is lower, greatly extending the lifetime of the brake discs.

Wider radiator fin spacing helps quickly clear debris and minimize machine downtime. The hydraulically driven reversible fan, large center bearings and self-centering, double-tapered roller bearings and a reinforced box frame with an articulating design help the DL480-7 stand up to punishing work.

An available automatic lubrication system offers improved machine reliability and saves daily maintenance.

Operate in Comfort

Thoughtful cab improvements help improve productivity while keeping the operator comfortably focused on the work. The cab was redesigned to create more leg room and improve all-around visibility with 14% more glass, a full-glass door, optional LED work lights and a standard rearview camera. Frequently used controls were relocated to be within easy reach.

The DEVELON Smart Touch screen displays all important settings and information, including the view from the rearview camera. Operators can easily monitor critical machine functions and control machine settings, heating and cooling, the DEVELON Smart Guidance System and more.

The exclusive Standard Transparent Bucket option provides a supplemental visual perspective by allowing operators to “see-through” the bucket from an in-cab display.

A DEVELON Smart Key fob unlocks the cab and allows push-button engine starts.

Reduced Maintenance

DEVELON Fleet Management, a powerful equipment diagnostic tool, monitors the health, location and productivity of your DEVELON equipment from a user-friendly mobile app and website. Quickly and easily check machine location, fleet status, operating hours, error codes, fuel usage, engine idle vs. work time, engine and hydraulic oil temperature and various other data points. And it allows your dealer to offer more proactive service to help maximize machine uptime.

Regular maintenance is also easier with the DL480-7. Centralized lubrication points, plus easy component access and fluid-level checks, make daily checks convenient.

Fuel Efficiency

Situation Awareness Technology (SAT) automatically adjusts the engine output in real-time to the needs of the drivetrain and hydraulics to help save fuel without compromising performance.

The standard auto-idle feature reduces engine rpm when the steering wheel or joystick isn’t being used, and auto-shutdown turns off the engine after a set amount of time idling.

To comply with Tier 4 emissions standards, the DL480-7 incorporates a high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) fuel delivery system as well as cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR), combined with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).