Metso has expanded its community-friendly Lokotrack® Urban™ series mobile crushing and screening plant range. With its advanced protection features, the Metso Urban solution significantly restricts noise and dust emissions compared to conventional crushing, enabling more sustainable construction operations in cities.
“Transporting aggregates to a construction site in a city center from a distant quarry is costly, both in terms of energy and time. At the same time, rapid urbanization pushes crushing operations closer to city centers. Our customers are turning to us for solutions to avoid unnecessary hauling and to minimize the impact on people and the environment. The Metso Urban solution was developed to enable crushing operations in the most regulated urban areas, while actively protecting both employees on site as well as people living nearby,” said Kimmo Anttila, vice president, Lokotrack Solutions at Metso.
Most sustainable solution in the market for urban crushing
The Metso Urban solution combines Metso’s proven crushing technology with modern environmental and safety features to produce a unique machine. The latest addition to the series, the Urban LT96 is ideal for small to mid-sized contractors crushing and recycling demolished concrete on site. Launched in 2017, the Urban solution is also available for the electrically driven LT130E model, the LT120 and the LT106/S, one of Metso’s most widely used mobile crushing plant models in the market.
The Lokotrack Urban Series crushing and screening plants introduce innovative and patented solutions that enable the combination of effective noise protection with easy maintenance access. The noise protection distances can typically be reduced by 50-60% compared to traditional crushing plants operating in hard rock applications.
Built-in environmental features comply with regulations
Crushing within cities is becoming more tightly controlled through environmental and safety regulations that vary from country to country. The Metso Urban series is equipped with integrated features to fulfill some of the most critical of requirements, which are especially beneficial when it comes to obtaining environmental permits for short-term crushing operations.
“We believe that sustainability and operational flexibility should and can be built into the same solution. Feedback we have received from the field supports the fact that using Metso Urban solution has a positive impact on the permit process. Our target is that the Urban will help our customers tap new business opportunities sustainably,” Anttila concluded.