Volvo EC200D delivers fuel savings in Indonesian sand quarry

Indonesian quarry company CV Putra Kartini previously rented machines to support its sand quarry operations in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia. After discovering the EC200D excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) offers exceptionally high swing torque and unique lifting capabilities, CV Putra Kartini decided to purchase the 20-t excavator.

“This is the first Volvo CE machine we own. At our sand quarry, we need speed and fuel efficiency, which is exactly what the EC200D delivers for us,” said Ahmad Alfandi, director of CV Putra Kartini. “Previously the machine I was using used up 20 l/hr. After switching to Volvo CE, it has dropped to 15 l/hr. This greatly reduces my fuel consumption and I am able to see at least 25% fuel savings with Volvo CE.”

Deployed in September 2018, the EC200D works about 12 hours a day, six days a week, digging and loading sand on to trucks. On average, the excavator loads about 50 trucks of sand daily and has currently worked a total of around 3,000 hours.

Mr Alfandi noted that his operators love using the EC200D for its easy operation and comfortable cabin. “The EC200D is extremely easy to control and the superior stability ensures smooth and efficient operation of the machine,” said Fuad, a machine operator at CV Putra Kartini.

The EC200D provides a maximum breakout force of 116 kN and a bucket capacity of 0.8 cu m. It is equipped with a fuel-efficient Volvo D5E Tier 3 engine featuring 123 kW of power at 2,000 rpm, and strong hydraulics. The machine is designed to operate fast and with short cycle times. It is also well balanced, which results in exceptionally good loading capabilities.

Established in September 2017, CV Putra Kartini primarily focuses on sand quarry operations. Headquartered in Lumajang, East Java of Indonesia, the company owns one sand quarry with an exploration permit of 85,000 sq m.

CV Putra Kartini purchased the EC200D from PT Indotruck Utama, one of Volvo CE’s distribution partners in Indonesia. “We appreciate PT Indotruck Utama’s support in selecting the ideal excavator for us and for ensuring we receive top-quality aftermarket service. Their response is exceptionally fast and the spare parts are reasonably priced,” said Mr Alfandi.