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SDLG wheeled loaders helping build infrastructure in Indonesia

First publishedin World Highways
June 2019
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SDLG wheeled loaders are playing an important role in developing Indonesia's road network
Wheeled loaders from SDLG are helping build transport infrastructure in Indonesia, including new tolled highway routes. The machines are helping to ensure a steady supply of raw building materials for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).


Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia and is a key node in the BRI. The country will receive more than US$87 billion in infrastructure investment under the BRI, with the Manado-Bitung toll road amongst the high-profile projects.

With land acquisition troubles causing delays, there is pressure to ensure that construction proceeds efficiently. The steady and reliable supply of materials, such as aggregates, asphalt and concrete, plays a vital role.

SDLG-branded models have become popular in recent years as they suit the high-cycle, low-complexity nature of loading, unloading and shuttling back-and-forth between locations on a job site.   

Hot mix asphalt supplier PT Roadmixindo Raya, construction company PT Hutama Karya, and concrete producer PT Varia Usaha Beton are amongst the companies that have selected SDLG wheeled loaders.

The SDLG wheeled loaders working for these customers handle from 500-5,000m3 of material/day, involving multiple trips so a fast cycle time is critical.

PT Roadmixindo Raya has said that SDLG L958F wheeled loaders have helped reduce cycle times at its Tangerang site, due to the eight-speed transmissions. The operating cycle involves moving 20-250m between the stockpiles of aggregates and the cold feed bins of the asphalt mix plant. Meanwhile, PT Varia Usaha Beton says that the good power to weight ration for the L956F model allows it to handle the 15° slopes around its crushing plant in Pasuruan.

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