Following on from the success of LiuGong’s 4180D motor grader, which won a coveted Red Dot Product Design Award in March 2019, the company is celebrating its second win, this time with the all-new Dressta TD-16N, a revolutionary dozer that sets a new benchmark for visibility.
Right from day one, the LiuGong Dressta design team’s brief was simple – create the best all-round dozer for the customer. The winning team headed by Ed Wagner, executive director of new technology) and Gary Major, executive director of industrial design) knew that the operator was key to designing something truly unique.
“We literally started with the operator, the blade and the tracks and then built everything around them without compromise,” says Wagner.
The result is a dozer with unrivalled all-round visibility encompassing 309 degrees. According to Major LiuGong set out to create the best visibility in class with the TD-16N, and the company achieved that goal. “It’s also true to say that benchmark visibility is becoming one of the defining characteristics of our design ethos. We know how important visibility is, not only for safety, but for productivity and operator satisfaction too,” adds Major.
The new dozer features a mid-cab design over a mid-mounted automatic, dual path hydrostatic drive train. It comes digital ready and with a standard 6-way angle blade. Controls are easily accessible, intuitive, and easy to use thanks to the electro-hydraulic joysticks. With an operating weight of 19 090kg and net horsepower of 170hp (127kW), it has the power and performance Dressta is well-known for.
Whilst visibility was high on the design team’s agenda it was not the only consideration; operator safety was also a priority.
About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18 000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions.