Crushing, Features, Mobile Plant

New higher capacity mobile crushers built for the long haul

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Metso Outotec’s mobile crushers from Tutt Bryant bring together premium quality and cost-saving fuel efficiency.

Known for their quality and performance, Metso Outotec mobile crushing and screening solutions are available across Australia through distributor Tutt Bryant, which has been supplying Metso Outotec equipment for over 10 years.

Covering everything from mobile jaw crushers, cone crushers, Impact crushers and mobile screens to, more recently, mobile track stackers, Tutt Bryant’s Metso Outotec business development manager Paul Doran told Quarry that this long-running relationship is based on Metso Outotec producing premium crushers and screens for the industry.

“Most of the major quarry operators or major contractors use Metso Outotec machinery. There is a lot of user-friendly functionality that they have built into the machinery and a high level of efficiency,” Doran said.

“Energy usage has been optimised and they are designed to be operated safely. All of the major components are slightly over-engineered to provide a really, really long serviceable life.”

He pointed out that there are many examples of Metso Outotec machines running in Australia with 40,000–60,000 hours on the clock. 

“We are not aware of our competitors having any examples of that sort of tenure,” he said.

By providing a top-end premium product, Metso Outotec may be a higher up-front cost, but the fuel efficiency and durability mean that, in the long-term, there is excellent return on investment.

“That’s fundamentally the philosophy from the factory – to have the best gear,” he said.

Two of Metso Outotec’s recently updated mobile crusher options are the Lokotrack LT200HPX and LT220GP mobile cone crusher plants, which are designed for secondary and tertiary hard rock crushing. 

Equipped with a two-deck pre-screen, allowing it to achieve up to 30 per cent higher capacity, the LT200HPX is perfect for producing aggregates for road construction and railroad ballast, as well as asphalt and concrete fractions. Featuring a Nordberg HP200 cone crusher unit and a 310kW (416hp) Cat engine, the pre-screen filters smaller material that then bypasses the crusher, reducing wear and improving fuel efficiency.

The LT220GP is available with a belt feeder or a two-deck pre-screen and comes with a Nordberg GP220 crusher, offering up to 50 per cent more capacity for aggregates contracting. This crusher also features the small feed bypass function and same engine as the LT200HPX but has a wider feed opening – 210mm compared to 185mm.

Both machines are operated through the Metso Outotec IC process control system, which allows users to diagnose faults or look at the performance of different components of the machine on a monitor. The Metrics fleet management system provides remote access to data, with the ability to track the productivity on individual conveyor belts, plan maintenance and identify recurring problems.

“If you’re not used to the equipment, you can jump onto the matrix and download a list of tasks for each service and figure out what parts you need,” Doran said.

“The IC controllers talk to each other, so if you’ve got a jaw crusher, two cone crushers and a screen for example, they will all be connected. If you get a lot of fine material come through the jaw and it gets to the cone crusher, for example, the cone crusher can alert that it’s overloaded and the jaw crusher will slow down to compensate. It enables the cone crusher to catch up and balance the system out. 

“On the other hand, if there’s no material coming through for whatever reason, that might be a blockage or some other interference, the machines will slow down and go to stand-by because there’s no point having your engine burning fuel for no reason.”

Doran said that Tutt Bryant’s strength as a distributor is through having a national footprint across Australia, with the ability to store equipment parts in 30 locations around the country.

“Our account managers are very knowledgeable about crushing; they’ve all run machinery before. So, they can talk to the customer about changing different profiles and their cones or their jaws to actually make a better end product for them. And that’s just from a process perspective. From a servicing perspective we’ve got technicians and field service people that keep our customers’ machines up and running, and most of our hire machines are serviced by us.” •

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