PT Liebherr Indonesia Perkasa has commissioned a second R 9800 G6 mining excavator for PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMMAN) at the Batu Hijau mine in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
The two recently held a ceremony for the handover of the machine; the assembly and commissioning of the 800-tonne class excavator on 30 October.
AMMAN’s first R 9800 G6 was commissioned in April 2021, and has played an important role in the company achieving its production targets.
“The arrival of the second R 9800 will boost overall production even further,” Liebherr said, noting that it was able to cut down assembly time on the second unit from 45 days to just 20.
“Even for us at Liebherr, excavators of this size are impressive. To see them in action, operated by such an important customer, in a mine with top-notch mining practices, is a sheer delight,” added Liebherr Indonesia MD Christian Bombenger.
The R 9800 is the largest hydraulic excavator in the Liebherr portfolio. It is ideal for loading ultra-class mining trucks with a haul capacity upwards of 240 tonnes.
In its standard configuration, the R 9800 comes with a 47.5-m3 bucket capacity, allowing operators to move 76 tonnes of material in each pass.
AMMAN is Indonesia's second-largest copper and gold mining and processing company.