It is a huge success for the EIK team when four (4) of their amphibious undercarriages are selected for the largest mining project in Indonesia. A mining field of more than 200,000 hectares is worked by the EIK amphibious carriage AM350 and CAT336F. The AM250 transporter works to carry all the spare parts, materials, and tools that help the amphibious excavator work.
A tough job calls for the right machines. With a well-established presence in the mining sector, EIK Amphibious Excavators are well-equipped to deal with ongoing challenges such as dewatering, flooding, and more. In tropical regions such as Indonesia, the monsoon season can be challenging. Each monsoon season can last 5 months, resulting in a loss of productivity.
Due to the terrain and nature of the area, flooding can occur within a short period of time. With thick layers of mud, they complicate the dewatering process by clogging up the water pump, which must be stopped frequently for servicing and maintenance. In a nutshell, clearing is a tedious and punishing process.
With a 25-ton to the 35-ton amphibious excavator, the clearing operation can be carried out efficiently. With their large footprints, the pontoons create a very low ground pressure, allowing the amphibious excavator to maneuver unrestricted in soft terrain. In this way, the entire area can be cleared without requiring any access trails.
The patented 'multi-synchronous direct drive' system makes EIK the leader in amphibious excavators. Both experienced and new amphibious excavator users have become captivated by this paradigm shift in how modern amphibious excavators are designed.