An EC210D excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is playing a vital role in the normalization of the Gendol Rover in Java. The unit was chosen for its strength and resilience in working in the unforgiving and fast-changing site conditions.
The threat of flooding and landslides is an unfortunate reality for those living in and around the ancient cultural Javanese city of Yogyakarta. In fact, until January 30 this year a state of emergency remained in place following the devastating flooding, winds and landslides that hit the area in November last year.
As part of the efforts to prevent future disasters, local Indonesian government agencies are working on a series of initiatives. One of them, the Gendol River Normalization in Sleman Yogyakarta has a Volvo EC210D leading excavation works on the riverbed. This work, to remove sand and rocks from the waterway is designed to help prevent it bursting its banks in future.
The EC210D belongs to CV WiroSobo Sejahtera, which is handling the earthmoving part of the project. Working up to 14 hours a day, the unit is shifting some 150 m³ – 300 m³ in hugely challenging conditions, as the company’s owner, Suroto, explains.
“Working in and around the river we needed a machine that can handle the difficult terrain,” he said. “To make things harder conditions can change quickly so our equipment has to be tough enough to cope with variations in the speed of the river or tropical storms which appear at a moment’s notice. With the Volvo EC210D we have a machine that we know is safe and fuel efficient – we don’t have to worry about how it will cope with the local environment.”
The 20-ton rated Volvo EC210D comes with a powerful Tier 3 Volvo engine that works together with the machine’s proven hydraulics to provide high torque at low rpm. This design gives the machine a perfect balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
Built with durable components, the EC210D is designed to secure lasting machine value and an excellent return on investment. It can be fitted with a selection of buckets and breakers that work in harmony with the machine to ensure optimal performance and profitability in any application. With a sturdy design and built-in durability, all buckets are equipped with Volvo teeth to handle even the toughest of applications.
The EC210D belonging to CV WiroSobo Sejahtera was purchased through local Volvo CE dealer PT Indotruck Utama. The Gendol River Normalization project is expected to complete within the next three years.