Liberalization of trade brought Japan demand from abroad and the opportunity to raise Japan's technological advancements to a world-class level. The introduction of large-scale power sources took place, which accelerated development of larger equipment.
As models of bulldozers were multiplying, demand for 10-ton class bulldozers was increasing for a wide range of purposes such as loading, forestry, farm field maintenance, etc. This model was developed as a bridge between D50 with 8-ton and D80 with 16-ton.
Various attachments became available. This picture shows a raking dozer that pulls out tree roots. It can remove a tree stump of up to 1m in diameter.
Since its first emergence in 1951, it took only 50 years for the hydraulic shovel to establish its primary position on construction sites worldwide. Its size ranges from mini to super size depending on the scale of construction, and during the half century, it kept evolving by achieving a minimum rear-swing radius and adapting styles that would work with characteristics of each site. Mirroring the movement of a human hand, a hydraulic shovel will continue to evolve during the 21st century.