Rental joy on Indonesian quarry
By Joe Malone20 August 2018
Indonesian rental company CV Grand Global Sumatera has seen its SDLG LG936L wheeled loader prove successful on a working quarry in Palembang.
Said to be performing a duel role, the machine fills dump trucks with stockpiled sand and raw aggregates for transportation to an asphalt mixing plant onsite. The wheeled loaders also transfers the material from the trucks into a hopper for processing.
The contractor which has the unit on rent is PT Hutama Karya, which owns the quarry. The company uses the asphalt produced at the quarry to pave the 2,700km Trans-Sumatra toll road, which will connect Lampung in South Sumatra to Aceh in the north.
The wheeled loader handles up to 5,000m3 of sand and raw aggregates per day.
Andre, operations director at CV Grand Global Sumatera, said, “It is easy to see why the LG936L stands up to such rigorous demands, since it has withstood 200,000 fatigue tests by SDLG. Our experience operating the machine has only reinforced our confidence in it.
“The wheel loader’s design helps us counter one of the main challenges on the job site — a tropical climate that is normally hot and at times wet. The more comfortable the operator is, the more productive they are on the job site, which is why the LG936L is a good fit for us, as it helps us keep pace with production demands.”