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Metso introduce new Lokotrack LT120

Company launches its most advanced mobile jaw crusher with optional electric or hydraulic drive

THE new Lokotrack LT120 from Metso combines crushing performance and user-friendly design in a new way. For the first time, the same Lokotrack model is available as either a hydraulically driven unit or an electrically driven version, depending on customer requirements.

Built around the new C120 jaw crusher, the LT120 uses the same field-proven technology seen in Metso’s tracked units for more than 26 years, with every detail of the new plant designed for productivity, energy efficiency, fuel economy, reliability, safety and long life.

The electrically driven version – the Lokotrack LT120E – can draw its energy from either an external power supply or a 420kV on-board diesel generator.

Safety has always been paramount for Metso when designing new equipment, and the LT120 is no exception in this regard; it is designed to be safe to operate, move and service.

‘A safe operating environment is created by practical solutions. When service points can be reached easily, the possibility of dangerous situations diminishes,’ said product manager Timo Nakari. ‘Good examples of safety built in to the LT120 include sturdy, easy-to-open, composite flywheel guards and hydraulically folding and locking feed hopper sides.’

Metso say the Lokotrack LT120 can be fine-tuned to suit particular applications by selecting various options, ranging from, for example, a long main conveyor and hammer and boom to a water-spraying system and rubber linings for the feeder and hopper.

The Lokotrack LT120 features a 310kW (415hp) Caterpillar C13 engine. For transportation purposes the machine measures 16m in length, 3m in width and 3.9m in height. The hydraulically driven LT120 weighs in at 57 tonnes, while the electrically driven LT120E with its additional on-board generator weighs 63 tonnes.

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