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Volvo EC200D delivers 25% fuel savings in Indonesian sand quarry

New Volvo customer CV Putra Kartini bought an EC200D excavator to support its sand quarry operations in East Java. The new excavator quickly cut the fuel consumption by one fourth.

In the past, Indonesian quarry company CV Putra Kartini, rented machines to support its sand quarry operations in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia. After discovering the EC200D excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment’s exceptionally high swing torque and unique lifting capabilities, the company decided to purchase the 20-ton excavator.

Dropped 15 litres per hour

“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 litres per hour. After switching to Volvo CE, it has dropped to 15 litres per hour. 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.

Operators love it

Alfandi said that his operators love using the EC200D for its easy operation and comfortable cabin. Operators say they feel right at home in the cab thanks to the ergonomic design, comfort and visibility that are synonymous with Volvo machines.

“The EC200D is extremely easy to control and the superior stability ensures smooth and efficient operation of the machine,” said Fuad machine operator at CV Putra Kartini.

With a maximum breakout force of 116 kN and a bucket capacity of 0.8 m3, the EC200D is the fastest excavator in the 20-ton class. Thanks to the fuel-efficient, Volvo D5E Tier 3 engine which delivers 123 kW of power at 2,000 rpm, and strong hydraulics, the EC200D is designed to operate fast and with short cycle times. In addition, the EC200D is extremely well balanced which gives the machine exceptionally good loading capabilities.

Top-quality service

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 m2.

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 Alfandi.