Sumitomo Excavator SH350LHD-6 and SH490LHD-6 for Coal Mining Works in Kalimantan

Friday July 21, 2023

Coal is the most important fuel for power generation and an essential fuel for the production of steel and cement. Even though the use of coal causes pollution due to its high proportion of carbon waste, other resources that are low in carbon waste are prone to price fluctuations on the world market. Thus many industries keep using coal as one of their resources.

Indonesia itself is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of coal. Indonesia’s coal reserves are estimated to last about 83 years if current production rates are maintained, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

There are many small coal reserves in Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua, but three of the largest coal reserves in Indonesia are South Sumatra, South Kalimantan and East Kalimantan. Indonesia has the main destination countries for coal exports, namely China, India, Japan and South Korea.

Sumitomo machinery plays a big part in the development of the coal mining work in Kalimantan. Excavator Sumitomo SH350LHD-6 and SH490LHD-6 are being used in the process. The use of both excavators are suitable for use in rough terrain like coal mining as well as to increase productivity.

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Sumitomo Excavator SH350LHD-6 for Coal Mining

Excavator SH350LHD-6 is equipped with Arm, Boom and Bucket and side protector is applied specifically to the type of heavy-duty jobs. This equipped machinery by Sumitomo SH350LHD-6 works best in the rough terrain and makes it a perfect match for the coal mining works in Kalimantan around the new Indonesia’s capital city, Nusantara.

Not only making the construction process faster but with the DASH 6 series, this excavator is also able to cut down the fuel consumption up to 6%.

In addition to that, the new generation of SPACE 5+ and the new hydraulic system of excavator SH350LHD-6 also further refined fuel efficiency.

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Sumitomo Excavator SH490LHD-6’s SSC Technology

Does not really have a big difference from its twin SH350LHD-6, Sumitomo excavator SH490LHD-6 is only different from its type and class. Sumitomo excavator SH490LHD-6 is included in the large type of excavator and able to operate weight up to 47,200 kg.

Bigger machinery, bigger fuel saving up to 13% compared to the medium type excavator. The use of the ISUZU engine also contributes greatly to the environment.

Equipped with Sumitomo’s original and unique technology Spool Stroke Control (SSC), excavator SH490LHD-6 perfectly matches engine and hydraulic performance to further increase working speed while maintaining smooth machine control.

This SSC technology is further making Sumitomo’s excavator different from other excavator by:

  • Control the port spool rate by variable
  • Increased power, speed and finer control to dramatically increase work efficiency.

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By knowing the benefits that Sumitomo excavator SH350LHD-6 and SH490LHD-6 brings, we believe that choosing Sumitomo Excavator as its main equipment in supporting coal mining production activities for the coal mining industry in Kalimantan is the best decision that was made.

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