Spending hours digging out rocks from a fast-flowing river in the tropical heartlands of Indonesia requires an excavator that is strong, tough and reliable. For quarry owner, CV Ocbama Group, the EC210D from Volvo Construction Equipment proved the perfect choice.


Volvo EC210D proves tough in Indonesia’s hard terrain

For excavators, digging out rocks at a quarry site is one of the toughest applications around. And when that work has to be done in a fast-flowing river it gets even tougher.

Because the site in Desa Air Muring is remote, repairs and downtime have a particularly negative effect on operations. As a result, the machine had to be reliable as well as robust enough to cope with the strong currents of the Seblat River, from where the material is extracted.

H Yurman Hamedi, owner of CV Ocbama Group, explained that the company eventually opted for the Volvo EC210D as it is strong and reliable enough for this work, while its low levels of fuel consumption helped in keeping costs down.

“We also like the fact that our local Volvo dealer has a facility close by, and when we made the decision to invest in the EC210D there was already a machine in stock,” he said.

The 20-tonne rated EC210D loads up to 500m³ of rock per day, which is then transported by truck to a nearby stone crusher. From here it is processed before being delivered to construction projects in the surrounding area. The EC210D works up to eight hours per day and is expected to work in its current location until the end of 2019.

For fast cycle times and optimum fuel consumption, the EC210D is equipped with intelligent work modes, including the new G4 work mode. Operators can choose the best mode to suit the task, selecting from I (Idle), F (Fine), G (General), H (Heavy) and P (Power max) mode. The machine is designed for optimum profitability, with best-in-class fuel efficiency and Volvo’s ECO mode. Excellent service access and a durable design guarantee a long machine life.

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