New Doosan DX380LC-7 Excavator at Spanish Recycling Plant

The Mediterranean Institute of Ecological Studies (IMEE), a company based in Quart de Poblet in Valencia in Spain, has expanded its machinery fleet with a new Doosan DX380LC-7 crawler excavator.

The facilities at IMEE include a recycling plant, a treatment plant, a transfer centre and an inert waste dump. The material from construction works first comes into the delivery area, from where it goes to the separation warehouse where large recyclables such as plastics, cardboard, iron, and wood are removed. The remaining inert waste is then passed through to the triage cabin, from where soil and aggregates are passed on to a conveyor belt, which directs it to a mill where it is converted into recycled materials for use in the construction of buildings and roads.

New DX380LC-7 Excavator Has Brought Versatility and Productivity

Nacho Llácer, Managing Director of IMEE, said: “We are growing between 20-30% every year, so we needed a new excavator to work in our facilities and Doosan proved to be the best for the size of excavator to meet our needs, with a lower fuel consumption and a quality design. We need to load, unload, excavate and transport stockpiles to the crusher to recycle, collect the waste that arrives at our facilities (with an average of 140 trucks per day and about 2000 tonne of material per day) and carry out various jobs on the plant.”

“Our operators are very happy with the new excavator - they appreciate the ease of operation and the additional comfort that comes from a new machine. The visibility, the cab and the safety are outstanding elements, as well as the robustness.”

Doosan DX170W-5 Wheeled Excavator Ideal for Sorting Materials

IMEE also have a Doosan DX170W-5 wheeled excavator, which replaced a machine from another brand several years ago.

Nacho Llácer continued: “The DX170W-5 is ideal for its size and power. We equip it with a clamp to sort and separate various materials into groups. In addition to handling work in the waste area, the Doosan DX170W-5 excavator literally rips the plastic out of the big bags, separating the content from the container, which allows us to quickly and conveniently divide and select materials and soil or rubble. It also transports and stacks the containers we use.“

Nacho Llácer added: “The qualities of machines today are intrinsic, such as new technologies, rear view cameras and ergonomic seats, however, I personally highly value the role of a good salesperson who not only sells a machine, but also advises you and helps you with decision-making when selecting the best products for your projects, including post sales, which is also extremely important.”

“Undoubtedly, the staff at Ximo Magallo & CIA., the official Doosan distributor in our area, with the support of Centrocar, meet these requirements. Their team is really efficient in this sense, and they also offer a very good technical service and are fast. They solve all my problems, which strengthens my confidence in them.”