At this year’s Mining Indonesia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) highlighted two of the industry’s mightiest machines, the EC950E excavator and the A60H articulated hauler.
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The presentation of the two industry-leading units came amid growing demand for higher capacity equipment in Indonesia’s mining sector.
The two models are designed to deliver more productivity than any other Volvo CE pairing.
Gerrit Lambert, sales and marketing director at Volvo CE’s Indonesian subsidiary PT Volvo Indonesia, said the outlook for the mining industry is positive as customers look to invest in equipment against a backdrop of growing demand.
“The increased activity in the mining industry inevitably increases demand for heavy duty construction equipment. The positive effect is being compounded by Indonesia’s ambitious infrastructure plan which is further driving economic growth. At the same time equipment users continue to focus on achieving the best possible ‘cost per tonne’. Because of this we expect a lot of interest in the EC950E and A60H.”
EC950E – Volvo’s largest excavator
The EC950E is Volvo’s new flagship crawler excavator and has already proven to be extremely competitive in its 90-ton weight class. It can move around 35% more material than the EC750D which was previously the largest machine in Volvo´s excavator range.
With a bucket breakout force of 424 kN and an arm tearout force of 408 kN, the EC950E offers superior digging force, particularly when working with hard and heavy materials.
Powered by a 446 kW (606 hp) Volvo D16 engine, the machine utilizes advanced technology built on decades of experience to ensure highly-productive operations. Cycle times are cut to a minimum thanks to the power and torque of the engine combined with the new fully electro-hydraulic system.
A60H – world’s largest articulated hauler
The world’s largest articulated hauler, the A60H, is powered by a 16-litre Volvo engine, delivering not only 495 kW of power and 3,200 Nm of torque, but also excellent fuel efficiency. It embodies Volvo’s articulated hauler concept, providing total versatility so customers can access the entire jobsite and climb steeper gradients. Customers can work in all seasons, terrains and applications, while a choice of configurations and tires means the machine can be tailored to suit any application.
The ground-breaking A60H features the latest innovations from Volvo. With matched drivetrain, automatic 6x4 or 6x6 drive combinations (including 100% differential locks), all-terrain bogie, hydro-mechanical steering and active suspension, this machine is unbeatable. Fitted with an active hydraulic front suspension for higher hauling speeds in tough conditions, the A60H optimizes operator comfort and stability during travel, allowing more material to be moved in a shorter time for unmatched productivity.
“As a major player in the mining equipment industry, we pride ourselves on developing products that are well-suited to local markets. By integrating innovation into our designs, we are able to develop machines that not only offer best-in-class productivity, but which include industry-leading fuel-efficiency technologies. Together this means our machines are able to offer a higher level of return on investment to our clients,” he said.