Portable jaw plant among Metso event highlights

By |  October 29, 2012

Metso hosted a new product expo for distributors and producers Oct. 24-25 at its facility in Columbia, S.C., where new and improved products like the Lokotrack LT106 portable jaw plant, the C120 jaw crusher and the HP3 cone crusher were highlighted. Metso representatives also led best-practice seminars on crusher wear part selection, maintenance practices for mobile equipment and safety.

Metso’s LT106, built around the company’s C106 jaw and pictured at right, was redesigned with a number of enhanced features. According to Metso, the new model is more reliable than its predecessor because of a robust crusher drive and a heavy-duty air filtration system that requires less maintenance. Jouni Hulttinen, a Metso product manager, says the plant can be fitted with a Cat C9.3 Tier 4 engine or a C9 Tier 3 model, and that fuel consumption can been reduced by as much as 30 percent.

“The lowest fuel consumption is achieved at 1,800 rpms,” says Hulttinen, who adds that the LT106 uses about 6 gallons per hour.

The LT106’s crushing chamber measures 42 in. x 28 in., and the plant weighs 90,000 lbs. in all. Additional side plates are available for the hopper to increase capacity. The plates are more likely to accommodate wider wheel loader buckets, as well, although Hulttinen recommends producers use an excavator to load.

Metso highlighted other equipment at the event, as well, including the Lokotrack CT3.2 and CW3.2 mobile conveyors and the Lokotrack ST2.4 mobile screen.

“For us, this event is an opportunity to get together with our partners and talk a little bit,” said Pekka Pohjoismäki, president of Metso’s crushing and screening equipment line. “We’ve heard excellent comments and we’ve already sold a lot. It gives a job satisfaction after our hard work.”

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