Indonesian gold mining business PT Arafura Surya Alam (ASA) has purchased its first Grove crane, a rough terrain GRT8100 crane, which will support its construction work and work with regular mine operation and plant maintenance duties.

The crane will be able to handle the 65 tonne transformers in place at the mine’s operations, which the company says is vital equipment that must be maintained regularly.

The crane will be based at ASA’s Kotabunan site in East Bolaang Mongondow Regency, North Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The crane was sold to ASA by Manitowoc’s Indonesian dealer for Grove rough terrain cranes, Cranserco.

The crane has a capacity of 100 tonnes and up to 73 metres of reach when the 47 metre main boom is fitted with its full complement of jib and intermediate lattice section. Power comes from a Cummins QSB6.7L engine. There is also an eco mode and the model comes with Manitowoc’s crane control system.

First job

One of the first tasks for the crane will be to support construction of several new facilities on the mine site. These include an on-site warehouse, fuel station, staff accommodation and processing plant.

Once this work is completed, the GRT8100 will remain on site and support general operations at both the mining and processing sides of the business.

Franklin Chandra Pragnyono Seto, supply chain superintendent at ASA, said, “We are impressed with the GRT8100’s ease of operation and safety features.”

“We needed a robust crane which could offer versatility to support a range of different tasks.”

Additional training
The crane supplied to ASA is the third GRT8100 to be delivered to Indonesia.

Cranserco stationed one of its technicians on site with ASA for two weeks after commissioning to provide training to all operators and maintenance crews.

ASA is a subsidiary of PT J Resources Nusantara (JRN) and has operations across the North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.


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