Since August 2019, the Indonesia government has been intensively pursuing the idea of moving the capital city of Indonesia to Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. This decision was announced by the president of Indonesia himself in the state palace as a solution to Jakarta now being overcrowded. To this day, the Indonesian government has made a move and started the development of the new capital city namely Nusantara in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. According to Silvia Halim, Deputy for Facilities and Infrastructure of the New Capital City Nusantara, the progress on the construction of Nusantara in East Kalimantan is now 23 percent.
It is important to also note that this new megacity of Indonesia, Nusantara, is being built in the middle of a jungle. The project will not be an easy one and needs lots of excavators that are able to work in heavy-duty areas in the jungle of Kalimantan.
In the implementation of building the new capital city, Nusantara, in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, the government and the construction project entrust their equipment to use Excavators which are made in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, namely the Sumitomo brand. Sumitomo excavators are always made by following the quality applied in Japan. Some main reasons for choosing Sumitomo Excavator is because of the specification of being fuel efficient and the price is very competitive in the market, as well as being made and distributed by the Indonesia factory.
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SUMITOMO machinery products have been trusted for years in the construction industry, that is why durability will not be a problem at all. In this megaproject of Nusantara, the new capital city in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Sumitomo Excavator SH210-6 is being used. This Excavator SH210-6 is included in the 20-ton class model which holds the latest model and newest generation of Sumitomo excavators. Holding the latest generation of Sumitomo excavators, SH210-6 is uniquely designed with the new Dash 6 that is able to reach fuel efficiency up to 11%. Not only that, the new engine generation of SPACE 5+ and system hydraulic added to further fuel efficiency improvements. All of the new Sumitomo Excavator and unique specifications included: three working modes (SP, H, A), one-touch/auto idling system and automatic power-boost that also help cut the work time as well.
The development of Indonesia’s new capital city, Nusantara in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan is a heavy-duty work and Sumitomo Excavator especially SH210-6 came in handy to the progress of the project. This project development carried out in the system of electric and engine, and hydraulic is very influential to the overall performance of the Excavator SH210-6 to be better in accordance with the needs of the field of the Nusantara project.
Another design that made Sumitomo’s excavators different from other brands is the specification of G@Nav in every of Sumitomo’s machinery products. G@Nav is an information management system enabling users to maintain machinery precisely and efficiently. With this system users can obtain a vast array of information on a daily basis about machinery locations, and more by way of communications devices and GPS equipped with machinery. This information is saved on our server, shared between users, Customers and Dealers. Now, anyone can browse by PC, tablet, or smart phone anytime, anywhere.
All of these developments begin with input from various customers throughout Indonesia where the good is getting better performance from the Sumitomo Excavator.