Construction Equipment Asia

Speedy Volvo EC200D boosts productivity at Indonesian crushing plant

Business is booming at aggregates producer PT. Piramida Utama Perkasa. With demand for building materials outstripping supply, the company purchased Volvo´s new EC200D excavator to speed up operations.

"When we heard about the new EC200D we were excited to add one to our fleet,” said Afnan, owner of PT. Piramida Utama Perkasa, based in East Java, Indonesia. “The EC200D’s powerful 4-cylinder engine and fast movements make it an attractive option, helping us move as much material as possible, as quickly as possible.” 

Demand for PT. Piramida´s building materials is on the up, particularly while the government pursues its ambitious road building plans. Since the excavator started work this past August it has helped meet the growing demand, moving over 250 m3 of aggregates a day and working for up to eight hours at a time. The EC200D is used primarily to load mineral fragments from crushing machines to waiting trucks. 

“Speed is of the essence as our customers’ projects are often time sensitive,” continues Afnan. “The excellent performance of the EC200D means that we can be more productive and stay on top of our deliveries.” 

The EC200D features the powerful Volvo D5E Tier 3 engine that delivers 123 kW at 2,000 rpm. Coupled with compatible hydraulics, it is designed to operate quickly and with short cycle times. It is configured with a 5.7 m boom, 2.9 m arm and 0.8 m3 bucket, while maximum breakout force is 116 kN. 

The EC200D launched into Indonesia in the first quarter of 2018. With its flexibility to carry out a wide range of general construction tasks, the machine is proving especially popular with orders continuing to grow. PT. Piramida Utama Perkasa purchased its EC200D together with two Volvo EC210D excavators from PT. Indotruck Utama, one of Volvo CE’s two distribution partners in Indonesia. 

“With the EC200D’s tough and durable design, we expect to reap the benefits of our purchase for many years to come,” Afnan said.