If you’ve worked with stone, aggregates, or minerals for any length of time, you’re likely familiar with Metso and their top-quality crushing equipment. With over a century of industry experience under their belt, it’s no surprise that Metso’s mobile crusher lineup has become a go-to for quarrying and contracting jobs across the globe.
This article will take a closer look at some of the more compact models in Metso’s key mobile ranges — the Nordtrack and Lokotrack lines — and how their purpose-built designs can deliver extremely effective crushing solutions for a variety of projects.
Nordtrack — Simplicity and Speed for Short-Term Jobs
Metso designed its Nordtrack range to tackle smaller crushing applications such as asphalt recycling, demolition waste processing, and aggregate production. The focus here is on contractor convenience — getting set up and running fast.
The Nordtrack units come pre-configured for rapid delivery and hassle-free setup. The range includes impact crushers, jaw crushers, and screens, so you can find just what you need based on your specific feed material and desired end product size.
The standard setups match common crushing tasks, so no expert knowledge is needed to get started. Options are limited to essential add-ons such as dust suppression for simplicity. This plug-and-play approach means you can start crushing productively without delay.
Let’s look at some of the key Nordtrack crusher models:
- Nordtrack I908S Impact Crusher: A super compact but powerful impactor perfect for asphalt recycling and concrete demolition. The integrated screen module and full 180-degree radial conveyor provide flexibility.
- Nordtrack J90 Jaw Crusher: A sturdy, reliable mobile jaw crusher ideal for hard rock crushing in construction, demolition, and recycling. The compact size still allows high capacity thanks to its hydraulic drive.
- Nordtrack J127 Jaw Crusher: With up to 600 mm feed size, this extra-wide jaw crusher tackles more demanding applications. The large separate feeder with two-stage scalping speeds up processing while minimizing wear.
The full Nordtrack range utilizes robust components and proven designs for consistent, trouble-free operation. The units transport and set up easily so you can remain flexible when taking on short-term contracting work.
Nordtrack Focuses on Usability
Ease of use and convenience are clearly top priorities in Nordtrack’s design. All units include an integrated control panel for direct control of functions and hydraulics. The mobile crushers also have automation software for monitoring, control, and troubleshooting.
Another highly useful feature some Nordtracks come with is the wireless remote control option for tracked units, allowing you to steer the machine safely from a distance. Thoughtful extras such as work lights also improve safety and ergonomics for the operator.
By emphasizing simplified operation and maintenance, Nordtrack lets you devote your time and energy to the core business of crushing and screening.
Customized Crushing With Lokotrack
For crushing and screening jobs needing more power or capabilities beyond Nordtrack, Metso’s Lokotrack series provides more options. Lokotrack includes everything from large primary crushers to complete customized plants for high-capacity aggregate and mining applications.
While Lokotrack models cover a vast range of sizes and capacities, there are still some more compact options for advanced crushing and screening with excellent mobility.
A few transportable Lokotrack crusher examples:
- Lokotrack LT96 Jaw Crusher: A super compact but high-performing jaw crusher great for smaller recycling and contracting where mobility is essential. Weighing just 29 tons, it transports easily with a standard permit.
- Lokotrack LT106 Jaw Crusher: With 224 kW of power, this 40-ton unit combines excellent crushing capacity and good transportability. Smart features, including the radial side conveyor and IC control system, optimize performance.
- Lokotrack LT1110 Impact Crusher: This is one of Metso’s most compact impactors, but it is equipped with a robust NP1110M crusher and 224 kW CAT engine. It delivers a high reduction in a mobile package. It has an optional screen module that can be added for a more calibrated end product.
Lokotrack Offers More Options for Customization
Compared to Nordtrack, Lokotrack provides more choices for feeders, integrated screens, and other options so you can customize your configuration as needed.
Advanced automation like the IC control system, now standard on all Lokotrack crushers, simplifies operation despite the expanded capabilities. While more complex than Nordtrack, Lokotrack still provides a high level of usability combined with flexibility.
For instance, the LT106 jaw crusher offers great access to platforms and maintenance points, thus improving safety. The LT1110 impactor uses assisted start and braking to maximize efficiency and minimize maintenance. Such details result in a more usable machine.
Turn to Mellott Company for Help Choosing the Right Metso Mobile Crusher
Whether you’re crushing concrete, processing aggregates, or recycling asphalt, Metso’s range of mobile crushers and screens can help optimize your on-site production. From the simplicity of Nordtrack for short-term jobs to the customization of Lokotrack for higher capacity needs, Metso provides reliable and efficient mobile crushing solutions.
The Nordtrack models allow quick and easy setup for temporary crushing. Lokotrack offers more configuration options when you require advanced capabilities for large projects.
With over a century of developing industry-leading mobile rock-crushing tech, Metso’s thoughtful designs maximize usability and uptime while minimizing maintenance costs over the machine’s lifespan. For help choosing the right mobile crusher model for your operation, contact Mellott Company today at 888.621.8533 or online.