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15 April 2019

SDLG wheeled loader cuts costs at Indonesian quarry

First published15/04/2019
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The L956F loads between 150 to 200 tonnes of material an hour at the quarry in East java
A recently-deployed SDLG L956F wheeled loader is helping to reduce operating costs at a quarry in Indonesia.

The vehicle has been purchased by road contractor PT Gorip Nanda Guna to move large quantities of material at its 40-hectare quarry in East Java.

At the quarry in Cukurguling, East Java, the L956F works about eight hours per day and loads between 150 to 200 tonnes of material hourly, with average cycle times of about two to three minutes.

"We have a huge quarry and our project will take at least 10 years to complete," said Gorip, owner of PT Gorip Nanda Guna. "The heavy-duty L956F is powerful and features a large bucket that makes moving materials easy."

The 5 t-rated L956F has a 3.0 m3 bucket capacity, is powered by six-cylinder Weichai engines, and is the smallest of the three F-series loaders. The vehicle is one of the newest wheeled loaders in SDLG's F-series and features updated frame, chassis, transmission, cabin, engine hood and counterweight.

PT Gorip Nanda Guna purchased the wheeled loader from SDLG's Indonesian distribution partner PT Indotruck Utama. In addition to the L956F, PT Gorip Nanda Guna also owns a 3-tonne SDLG LG938L wheeled loader which features a 1.8 m3 bucket capacity and maximum breakout force of 73 kN.

"The machine has proven to be very tough and reliable and certainly value for money," added Gorip. "Its low fuel consumption has greatly helped us to reduce costs."

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