Spanish demolition firm adds more Doosan excavators

By Steve Ducker01 June 2022

Obras y Servicios TEX – which offers a range of services including demolition, earthworks and waste management – has bought two Doosan excavators in its latest investment after working with the Czech Republic-based manufacturer for the past 25 years.

Demolition Salesianos TEX Demolition in progress at the Colegio de los Salesianos in Pamplona. (Photo: Doosan)

The latest fleet acquisitions at Obras y Servicios TEX – founded in 1995 and headquartered near Barcelona in Spain – are a Doosan DX170W-5 wheeled excavator and DX350LC-7 crawler excavator. These replaced previous Doosan models which had completed more than 19,000 hours each.

“I started working with Doosan machinery in 1997,“ says director Juan Andrés Solano,

“We currently have 12 DX170W-5 wheeled excavators, the last one acquired in 2021, three DX255LC-5s and an NLC model, plus DX420LC-5, DX340LC-5 and DX520 machines and the latest, a new DX350LC-7 36 t crawler model.”

One complicated job the company has carried out with Doosan excavators is a demolition in the heart of Pamplona at the Colegio de los Salesianos, with four teams of Doosan machines. Obras y Servicios TEX demolished this iconic building, cleared all the rubble and left an esplanade ready to be built on. About 20,000 cubic metres (706,000 cu ft) of rubble in an area of ​​13,500 sq m (145,000 sq ft) resulted and the demolition had to be very precise so it did not affect the adjoining buildings.

The excavators were working for two months with maximum accuracy and at full capacity.

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