New Doosan excavator helps dismantle historic pipe bridge
Tilo Süptitz Transporte eK invest in DX255LC-5 for German demolition project
TILO Süptitz Transporte eK, based in Roitzsch, near the German town of Sandersdorf-Brehna, have taken delivery of new Doosan DX255LC-5 excavator. Specializing in earthworks and demolition contracts, the company has put the narrow tracked DX255LC-5 straight to work on a project that involved the dismantlement of a pipe bridge crossing located in the town of Torgau, in northeastern Germany.
The pipe bridge, which spanned at a flood-safe height of around 100m, was originally built to connect a former jetty across the Elbe meadows to the main pipeline on the Elbe dam. Having not been in use for a long time, it was decided that the Elbe pier and bridge would be demolished and Tilo Süptitz Transporte eK were approached to undertake the decommissioning project.
The DX255LC-5 excavator – which was supplied by local Doosan dealers Ziesmann Baugeräte GmbH – has successfully demolished the concrete foundations, pulverizing the material and loading the debris on to trucks for reprocessing. During operation, the machine used a combination of demolition attachments, including a bucket, 1.9-tonne hydraulic hammer and 2-tonne pulverizer.
The DX255LC-5 has been designed to offer plenty of power for the task at hand, thanks to a well-proven six-cylinder, turbocharged Doosan DL06P water-cooled engine diesel engine which delivers an output of 141kW (192hp) at 1,900 rev/min.
The cab in the excavator has been designed to offer increased operator comfort and ease of operation with features, including a unique joy shuttle switch (introduced on all new-generation Doosan excavators) and an innovative system that allows attachments to be operated from either the joystick or two-way pedal.
This is particularly useful when the operator is working on a demolition project, where the simultaneous and full control of the machine and its attachments are paramount.
Tilo Süptitz Transporte eK are no strangers to owning and operating Doosan equipment. In addition to the DX255LC-5, the contractor’s machinery fleet includes: a DX225LC-3 crawler excavator; and DX170W-3 wheeled excavator.