Volvo EC210D excavators powering up East Java quarry in Indonesia

Four EC210D crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are hard at work at a quarry in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, excavating limestone for local rental and general contractor company, PT Sumber Multi Rejeki, to help meet the country’s infrastructure demands.

Over the past decade, Indonesia has made huge leaps forward as it overhauls its infrastructure and with it, demand for cement and minerals like gypsum and limestone have skyrocketed. To meet this growing demand, PT Sumber Multi Rejeki is relying on the quality, strength and durability of Volvo CE machines.

“Our machines are used for at least eight hours a day, every day of the week,” said Soetikno Nyoto Setiadi, owner and director of PT Sumber Multi Rejeki. “We need a high-performing fleet so that’s why we choose Volvo.”

The four EC210D excavators have been operating on site since March 2019. Three of them are deployed with the HB21 breaker attachment, while the fourth unit is used with a bucket. The Volvo HB21 breaker attachment features a breaker weight of 1,739 kg and a blow frequency of up to 600 bpm.

Designed to increase productivity and reduce fuel consumption, the EC210D crawler excavator has a maximum bucket capacity of 1.22 cu m, a maximum slew speed of 12.3 r/min and a maximum slew torque of 76.7 kNm. The machine is powered by a Volvo D5E engine. 

The EC210D can be equipped with either a top or side mounted Volvo hydraulic breaker, built to break even most demanding materials, delivering consistent power and high breaking force. The Volvo-designed hydraulic breaker/shear piping and quick coupler piping option provide optimum flow to the hydraulic attachments. State-of-the-art auxiliary lines allow the correct flow and pressure for special attachments.

“The quarry in Surabaya is challenging for machines, so every machine we use needs to be extremely manoeuvrable,” said Mr Setiadi. “The EC210D provides exceptional control in grading and combined operations, so that operators experience the smoothest and easiest movement when travelling and lifting.”

PT Sumber Multi Rejeki purchased its fleet of Volvo machines from Indotruck Utama Surabaya, one of Volvo CE’s dealers in Indonesia. Besides the new EC210D crawler excavators, other models in the company’s fleet includes an EC210B LR excavator, an EC210B prime excavator, an EC55B Pro excavator and two L120F wheel loaders.