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New brands strengthen AB Equipment’s position

Published: July 12th, 2013

Doosan 2With the recent arrival of two of the world’s most recognised construction brands, AB Equipment’s stated  intention of having a range of products with broad appeal has now become a reality.

A long with well-known products from Sumitomo, Tigercat, Sakai, Vermeer and Manitou, AB Equipment has now added Doosan Heavy Equipment, Bobcat and Doosan Portable Power to its already extensive mix. The ability to attract leading brands from around the world can in part be attributed to AB Equipment’s dedicated and experienced team, which has gone about establishing long term business relationships with key suppliers. The team has also provided their customers with superior service that has allowed their clients to be more competitive in their own respective markets.


The arrival of Doosan has given AB Equipment a good reason to beef up an area of the business that was missing some integral products. Doosan’s extensive range of construction equipment, including wheeled loaders, excavators and articulated dump trucks (ADTs), has not only provided new products but has also opened up additional market opportunities in the construction, forestry, quarrying and mining industries.

The complete range of Doosan Construction Equipment available to the New Zealand market includes 32 models of excavators, nine kinds of wheeled loaders and five ADT options. A full range of attachments accommodates all-terrain and heavy work applications around this.


DX190W_1Doosan excavators offer decades of proven performance and a seemingly unbeatable combination of performance, efficiency, durability and comfort can be found across the line-up. AB Equipment will be distributing a full range that starts with four reduced radius excavator models and encompasses a wide choice of crawler models up to 50 tonnes. All excavators are factory fitted with a ROPS cabin, climate air and safety lock valves.

Depending on the model, other factory fitted features can include a rear camera, quick hitch and DA two-way piping. All models are powered by a Doosan engine. Doosan excavators are equipped to handle; digging, lifting and loading applications, including confined roadways, major construction projects, mass excavation, heavy-duty mining, scrap handling and more.

Many of the models feature a long carriage (LC) design that optimises performance in heavy digging and lifting operations. Additional possibilities include a super-long reach option.


Designed to scoop, carry, and load material, Doosan wheel loaders face a wide range of material handling  tasks, from loading and transporting granular material in construction and municipal operations to industrial, mining and quarrying applications. Each model in the AB Equipment range offers outstanding comfort features, superior lift height and lift capacity and enough traction to penetrate hard materials. Plus, two tool carrier options provide added versatility with seamless attachment capabilities.


DoosanThe two models in the Doosan articulated dump truck (ADT) lineup, the DA30 and DA40, offer larger load capacities in all weight class categories along with superior power and traction. Doosan ADTs, with their unique forward mounting turn ring, sloping rear frame and free-swinging tandem bogie, has stability that is hard to match. Each model is reliable, dependable and cost-effective. Loaded with innovative design and technical advantages, these hardworking machines deliver great bottom-line performance.


Formally known as Ingersoll Rand, Doosan Portable Power has created a whole new market for AB Equipment. With products from air compressors, lighting systems and generators to the rugged and reliable light compaction and pneumatic tools, this range is going to be hard to match. The recent release of the 7 Series range of portable air compressors that come with an optional “tough top” polymer canopy is a case in point. Apart from its aesthetic design and durability the lockable canopy and steel instrument cover is designed to minimise the risk of theft.