Metso say that the Lokotrack LT220D, the latest addition to their mobile crushing and screening equipment range, will revolutionize the way aggregate contractors operate around the world. Combining a cone crusher and a screen into a single track-mounted plant, the Lokotrack LT220D is said to reduce operational costs in a number of ways, most notably by substantially lowering fuel consumption and reducing the need for maintenance. In addition, the unit is compact and highly transportable.
‘Soaring, unstable fuel prices create demand for plants that are increasingly energy efficient and for new ways to operate. However, you can only increase the efficiency of a single machine up to a certain limit. Going beyond that point requires out-of-the box thinking and new innovations,’ said Jarmo Vuorenpää, project manager at Metso Mining and Construction, describing the design process.
The Lokotrack LT220D is designed with aggregate contractors in mind, who often haul equipment on a weekly basis while striving to keep costs down. Because of its transportability, the Lokotrack LT220D allows contractors to take on smaller contracts that previously would have been unprofitable for them.
The fuel economy of the Lokotrack LT220D is the sum of several features. Running both the crusher and the screen with a single Cat C13 309kW diesel engine makes a big difference. An efficient power transmission system also provides maximum power for operating. The result is substantially decreased fuel consumption with no compromises on capacity.
Meanwhile, a reduced number of transported units and a quick set-up translate into a significant increase in effective production time. Hydraulically operated screen lifting and folding side conveyors allow the Lokotrack LT220D to be ready in just minutes. The total weight of 48 tonnes and the compact transport dimensions make the Lokotrack LT220D easily transportable around the world, giving contractors plenty of flexibility with the unit.
The Lokotrack LT220D is equipped with a proven Metso cone crusher, either the HP200 or the GP220, while an intelligent control system ensures safe and reliable processes in all applications. Paired with Metso's Lokotrack LT106 mobile jaw plant, the new secondary unit is capable of producing up to three calibrated end products.