Volvo EC210D tackles wild rivers and hard rock at Indonesian quarry

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.
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. So for quarry owner CV Ocbama Group choosing the latest excavator for its site in Bengkulu, Sumatra was a careful choice. 

Because the site in Desa Air Muring is remote, repairs and downtime have a particularly negative effect on operations. So the machine had to be reliable as well as strong 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 why his company eventually opted for the Volvo EC210D.  

“The EC210D from Volvo is strong and reliable enough for this work, while its low levels of fuel consumption help keep costs down,” he said. “We also like the fact 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.” 

The 20-ton rated EC210D was purchased through Volvo CE dealer PT Indotruck Utama. It is loading up to 500 m3 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 for 7 to 8 hours per day and is expected to work in its current location until the end of 2019. It was delivered in September last year. 

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.

In addition to the EC210D, CV Ocbama Group also operates one of its predecessor models, the EC210B. 

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