Volvo machines achieve low costs per tonne in Indonesia

Indonesia-based PT Manado Karya Anugrah says a fleet of Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines that it has been using since last year is delivering exceptionally profitable operations.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / October 12, 2020
By Liam McLoughlin
Manado Karya Anugrah operates 19 Volvo machines at East Kalimantan
Manado Karya Anugrah operates 19 Volvo machines at East Kalimantan

PT Manado Karya Anugrah, a coal mining contractor, has been using the machines since April 2019 at its coal mine in East Kalimantan.

The fleet consists of 10 R60D rigid haulers, six A40G articulated haulers and three EC750DL excavators and PT Manado says the machines are proving proitbale due to their high productivity and uptime.

“Conditions at our site are tough and we know we can count on the productivity and reliability of Volvo machines to give us the lowest cost per tonne,” said Rafiuddin Djamir, owner of PT Manado Karya Anugrah.

The site has medium to high gradients with limited room for manoeuvring, and the Volvo CE rigid and articulated haulers have proved efficient in dealing with the slopes.

“Our operators particularly like the speed of the machines during a climb," said Djamir. "They feel the machines have more power than others."

The machines provide a high level of uptime. They work 22 hours per day in two shifts, seven days a week so any unexpected downtime would significantly impact production and, therefore, profitability.

“The Volvos have a high availability for work, and we appreciate the machine features and dealer support behind this advantage,” Djamir said.

The fleet is served by PT Indotruck Utama, Volvo CE’s distribution partner in Indonesia.

“So far there have only been a few minor issues but with the total support and quick response from our dealer, the problems were fixed immediately,” said Djamir.

PT Manado Karya Anugrah also owns Volvo L260H wheeled loaders, which stockpiles ore at its gold mine in South Sulawesi.

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