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DEC 2018

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48 December 2018 product news Haulers Move Dirt for Indonesian Mine With a population of less than 9,000 peo- ple, Batuah is one of the smallest villages in the East Kalimantan province of Indo- nesia. It is best known for producing live- stock — primarily, chickens. However, it is increasingly becoming one of the prov- ince's most lucrative areas for coal mining. PT Tambang Berkat Karunia (TBK), a local mine owner, is currently working on a coal mining project in Batuah with the help of 10 TA400 articulated haulers from Terex Trucks. "We have the machines working for up to 18 hours a day, removing overburden and transporting it across the soft terrain," said Bhisma Dian Resnadi, Operation Manager for PT Berkarya Abadi Selalu, a subsidiary of TBK that has been tasked with undertaking the work, which is expected to take approximately five years. "With the ground being so soft at the Batuah mine, we needed trucks that could perform in challenging conditions — and TBK's TA400 haulers enable us to do just that," Bhisma said. "Some of our operators had never used a TA400 before. They've said that they are very impressed with the perfor- mance features — especially the engine — as well as how advanced the technology is." Established in 2018, TBK is still relatively new to the industry. It purchased the haulers from PT United Equipment Indonesia, the official Terex dealer in Indonesia. Over the years, PT United Equipment Indonesia has become known throughout the region for its customer service. "We are very happy with the quality of customer service they have provided so far," Bhisma said. "They are reli- able, friendly and go the extra mile to ensure that our machines are up and running." "We decided to go with Terex Trucks machines because they are known for being strong and reliable," Bhisma said. "Price fac- tored into our decision, too. Given the qual- ity of the TA400, the cost is very reasonable. As the project progresses, we might decide to purchase additional Terex haulers." The TA400 is well-suited for this appli- cation with a maximum payload of 38 met- ric tons (mt). The trucks are powered by a six-cylinder Scania DC13 engine that is fuel efficient and delivers low cost of operation. It also comes fitted with a modulating trans- mission retarder, teamed with an efficient exhaust brake and fully enclosed oil-cooled multidisc brakes, resulting in optimum control and increased safety. In addition to this, all three axles are in permanent (6 x 6) all-wheel drive, which enables the TA400 to achieve great traction with minimal drive- line impact and wheel spin. This results in reduced tire wear. To ensure servicing the TA400 is quick and easy, it comes with ground level test points and a fully tilting cab, as well as an electronically raised hood, which also results in reduced downtime. Sandvik Secures Major Russian Order Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has secured a contract with the Siberian Coal & Energy Co. (SUEK) to supply 12 mechanical cutting machines for various mines located throughout Russia's Siberian region. SUEK is one of the world's leading coal produc- ers, the largest coal producer, supplier and exporter in Russia, as well as a leading heat and electricity producer in Siberia. The recently signed order includes the delivery of 10 Sandvik MB670-1 Bolter Miners and 2 Sandvik MH621 Roadhead- ers — with an option for another 2 Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders. The new machines

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