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Volvo EC210Ds save costs for Trans -Sumatra highway project

Two Volvo EC210D excavators are helping to build a section of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road in Lampung, Indonesia. The project is part of the government's initiative to boost Sumatra's development.

A pair of Volvo EC210D hydraulic excavators are currently hard at work helping to build the first highway in Lampung province, Indonesia. The 140.9-km Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar toll road is part of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road, which will connect Lampung in the south to Aceh in the north along the east of Sumatra Island. Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched the road project to support the 2018 Asian Games, which is taking place in the country from August to September.

“With the ambitious goal of completing sections of the toll road ahead of the Asian Games in August, we recommended the high performing, fuel-efficient EC210D to help the contractors meet their tight deadline,” said Acok Yustanto, director of PT Teladan Langgeng Jaya, a Lampung-based heavy-equipment rental company that leased the excavators to contractors on the toll road project.

The EC210D excavators are helping to load and unload 1,200 tons of stones to build the base course of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road. Working between five to 12 hours a day, depending on the rain, the EC210Ds also help with land preparation work and lifting materials for the road construction. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar toll road is expected to help boost the local economy by making it easier for tourists and businesses to access Lampung. 

“The EC210Ds are really fuel efficient, only using around 12 litres of fuel per hour, which helps contractors save on costs,” Yustanto said. “Plus, the contractors told us they appreciate the air conditioned cab and ergonomic seats, which allows them to work in comfort and in turn helps boost their performance.”

Designed to increase productivity and reduce fuel consumption, the robust EC210D crawler excavator features a maximum bucket capacity of 1.22 m3, a maximum slew speed of 12.3 r/min and a maximum slew torque of 76.7 kNm. The EC210D is equipped with the reliable and powerful Volvo D5E engine. Yustanto leased the two EC210Ds from Indonesian rental company PT Teladan Langgeng Jaya.

The EC210D can be equipped with either a top or side mounted Volvo hydraulic breaker, built to break even most demanding materials, delivering consistent power and high breaking force. The Volvo-designed hydraulic breaker/shear piping and quick coupler piping option provide optimum flow to the hydraulic attachments. State-of-the-art auxiliary lines allow the correct flow and pressure for special attachments. Rental company PT Teladan Langgeng Jaya purchased the EC210D excavators from PT. Indotruck Utama, Volvo's distribution partner in the Sumatra region. 

“We are glad to be a part of Sumatra's ongoing transformation as a formidable business and tourist region,” said Gerrit Lambert, sales and marketing director at Volvo's local subsidiary, PT Volvo, Indonesia. “The EC210D remains a cornerstone of our product range, helping us maintain our strong presence across Indonesia.”