New Grove rough-terrain crane for Indonesian gold mining business



Indonesian gold mining business PT Arafura Surya Alam (ASA) has purchased a Grove crane GRT8100.

The new rough-terrain crane will be used to support a major program of construction work for the company, along with regular mine operation and plant maintenance duties, and will be based at ASA’s Kotabunan site in East Bolaang Mongondow Regency, North Sulawesi.

Manitowoc’s Indonesian dealer for Grove rough-terrain cranes, Cranserco, sold the GRT8100 to ASA.

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 complete, 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: “This is the first time we have commissioned a Grove crane and we are very impressed with the GRT8100’s ease of operation and safety features. We needed a robust crane that could offer versatility to support a range of different tasks from construction to day-to-day mining operation. The GRT8100 was the perfect fit for us in terms of its capacity and all-round capabilities and we know we can rely on it to deliver.”

The GRT8100 has a capacity of 100t and up to 73m of reach when the 47m main boom is fitted with its full complement of jib and intermediate lattice section. Power comes from a Cummins QSB6.7L engine. It features Manitowoc’s unique Crane Control System (CCS) as well as ECO mode for efficient operations.

ASA is a subsidiary of PT J Resources Nusantara (JRN) and has operations covering over 4,000ha in North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.