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28 March 2013

Two Metso Lokotrack crushers hauled up Swiss Alps

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
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23tonne Lokotrack ST3.5 mobile screen
The 23tonne Lokotrack ST3.5 mobile screen being transported up the Swiss Alps
Sometimes it requires an extra effort to get machinery safely to its destination. Two Metso Lokotracks were recently hauled up the Swiss Alps using a cableway during an extraordinary and demanding operation.

The Lokotrack LT96 jaw plant’s destination was at an altitude of 2,474m. Sometime later, a new Lokotrack ST3.5 mobile screen was lifted to the screening site at an altitude of 1,857m.

Accurate calculation and planning was needed before the transportation could take place using two different cableways.

The operation could only take place during daylight. Metso’s Swiss distributor Drossard Sales & Service was assisted in the project by Martinetechnik.

The Lokotracks will support the expansion of the ongoing Linth-Limmern power plants project, preparing the ground terrain for the main construction of the plants.

The power plant expansion is scheduled for completion in five years and will help secure the future supply of electricity for north-eastern and central Switzerland.

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