The new Lokotrack range will be built on an innovative platform that Metso Outotec has been developing since 2020 with a total R&D investment of €20 million. The development work will primarily occur at Metso Outotec’s technology centre in Tampere, Finland.
The platform concept has now been developed, and Metso Outotec is currently entering the design phase of the first new products. The new Lokotrack range will be transformational for the whole aggregates industry of mobile crushing and screening. It will also significantly contribute to Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive strategy and commitment to reaching the 1.5 C climate target.
“The next generation Lokotrack range will address the needs of our crushing and screening customers by providing new easy-to-use diesel-electric equipment,” comments Renaud Lapointe, senior vice president at Metso Outotec’s Aggregates business area. “The possibility to run track-mounted machines from an integrated genset or connect to an external power source lowers operational costs and allows access to renewable energy for our customers,” he continues.
The new unique platform will enable a faster and more agile way to develop products and reduce the number of components. “Using one common architecture throughout the range allows scalable solutions that can be seamlessly combined and adapted for different applications and capacities. Harmonised design together with advanced digital solutions enables our global service network to support the customers throughout the entire equipment lifecycle,” says Jarmo Vuorenpää, director, New Lokotrack Offering, Aggregates business area at Metso Outotec.
The concept of track-mounted crushers and screens was developed in Finland in 1985 to minimise the cost and energy use. The idea has grown significantly during the last 35 years, with thousands of units manufactured and sold globally every year. Lokotrack has made it possible to provide on-site mobility close to the processed raw materials lowering transport and hauling costs and emissions.