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The Lokotrack LT1213 impact crusher is the latest addition to Local Mix’s mobile plant fleet.
The Lokotrack LT1213 impact crusher is the latest addition to Local Mix’s mobile plant fleet.

A construction materials group's 17-year relationship with mobile products

A Victorian construction materials group has continued its “love affair” with a mobile equipment brand through its acquisition of the latest tracked model.

Local Mix is a privately owned, vertically integrated construction materials company that started servicing the Geelong district when it was established in 1971 by industry veteran Trevor Richardson and partners.

From an initial concrete operation, the company has grown to include a fleet of concrete agitators, concrete pumps, tip trucks, front end loaders, excavators, dump trucks, drill rigs, scrapers, and fixed and mobile crushing/screening/wash plants.

In 2006 Richardson became the sole owner and managing director of the company, comprising of Local Mix Quarries and Local Mix Concrete, with family members holding key positions in the organisation.

Organic growth has seen Local Mix expand from being a Geelong district concrete company to providing a wide range of quarry products, recycled concrete and mobile crushing services. Local Mix’s locations and operations include concrete batch plants at Moolap and North Shore, concrete recycling, maintenance and administration at Moolap, a basalt quarry at Anakie and a sand and gravel resource in Moriac.

"Local Mix prides itself on providing that little bit of extra service that other concrete and quarry companies do not."

Local Mix prides itself on providing that little bit of extra service that other concrete and quarry companies do not. It has a large established base of customers in Geelong and regional Victoria, and has been quarrying, mobile crushing, recycling, and processing construction and demolition waste in the Geelong region for 26 years.

The company recognises the importance of producing high quality end products to meet customer requirements, and has accordingly developed equipment and working procedures to ensure its customers benefit.

Local Mix’s long relationship with Metso’s Lokotracks began with a Citytrack C80R jaw in 1998. To be more productive and reduce double-handling in crushing, Local Mix bought an LT100GPB in 2000. This mobile cone and screen combination plant, pioneering for its time, was purchased to support quarry materials processing.

After the LT100GPB performed well, Local Mix’s next purchase was an LT1213 impact crusher in 2008, to provide operational flexibility in the quarrying, concrete recycling and contract crushing spaces.

Two LT106 jaw crushers were added in 2010 and 2012, to provide the primary crushing operations with high crushing power and reliability.

Local Mix’s latest acquisition – the new model LT1213, with a larger screen box and on-board recirculating conveyor – was recently delivered to its first contract crushing project in Melbourne. The purchase rounds out the fleet to five over a 17-year period of high availability crushing.

When approached to discuss Metso’s Lokotracks a few years ago, Richardson’s response was curt but incisive: “I have only bought Metso mobile crushing equipment and will only buy Metso.”

As part of its vision statement, Local Mix aspires to be one of Victoria’s leading quarrying and mobile crushing operators, and to offer quality and personalised services to businesses and the general public.

The company is also keen to promote client and staff relations through service excellence, training, information technology and personal development.

Tutt Bryant Equipment (TBE) is pleased to assist Local Mix with its ongoing parts and service needs. TBE is the Metso Lokotrack distributor for Australia.

Source: Tutt Bryant Equipment

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018 10:07am
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