The Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) factory in Motherwell, UK, recently hosted a group of visitors from Indonesia who toured the facilities and the R60 rigid dump truck (RDT) on show.
The event, led by Volvo CE’s Erwin Budi, Head of Key Accounts for Indonesia, and Luciano Suetugo, Head of Product Marketing for Haulers and Loaders in Region Asia, saw a delegation of Volvo CE representatives, dealers, and customers from Indonesia travel to Scotland to visit the Volvo CE rigid hauler factory and get some personalised experience of the new R60.
Hendro Sugito, Aftermarket Director at Indotruck Utama, the Volvo CE dealer for Indonesia, joined them. Two customers were also in attendance, both of whom already operate a fleet of Volvo RDT machines: M Yunus Anis, Operational Director at Hasnur Riung Sinergi, and Edi Suryadi, COO at Prima Sarana Gemilang, which currently operates 35 units of R60D machines and is in search of replacement units to upgrade its non-Volvo fleet, according to the OEM.
The trip started with a manufacturing plant tour and inspected the R60 on the test pad. On day two, there was a visit to a nearby job site to see an R60 in action, and had a chance to enjoy the smooth ride of the R60. Following this, both dealer and customer representatives traveled back to Indonesia, while Budi and Suetugo enjoyed two days of intensive product training on the R60. For this, they were joined by Volvo CE colleagues from Region Europe, Region North America and Region Latin America.
Budi said: “Our customers and dealers found the trip highly valuable. There have been many updates and investments at our rigid hauler factory and it was good for everyone to see those. We strengthened our relationships and boosted our knowledge of the R60, so it was a very worthwhile trip. The R60 has great potential in Indonesia and offers many advances over the previous R60D, including a new engine, transmission, and suspension.
“We can’t wait to welcome the first units into our country.”
The R60E, the successor of the R60D, introduces a range of new features and design improvements, setting a new standard of reliable and high-performing rigid haulers, according to Volvo CE. The model boasts a more powerful engine, delivering increased power and torque for tackling demanding tasks. The new generation transmission shift control ensures smoother and more precise shifting, while the updated adaptive control of the retarder system enhances braking efficiency, the company says. The operator environment has also been upgraded with a modern control panel, offering intuitive access to functions along with overall improved ride comfort.
(Pictured left to right: M Yunus Anis, Paul Douglas, Hendro Sugito, Drew Watson, Johncraig Savage, Craig Shaw, James Gibson, Edi Suryadi, Nick Love and Luciano Suetugo in front of the new R60)