Metso Outotec to develop electric Lokotrack range

In response to the growing demand for sustainable solutions, Metso Outotec said it is conducting a program to develop a new, complete range of electrically driven track-mounted crushers and screens. 

The new Lokotrack range will be built on a unique platform that Metso Outotec has been developing since 2020 with a total R&D investment of 20 million euros. The company said the platform will enable a faster and more agile way to develop products and reduce the number of components. The development work will take place primarily at the company’s technology center in Tampere, Finland.

“The next generation Lokotrack range will address the needs of our crushing and screening customers by providing new easy-to-use diesel-electric equipment,” said Renaud Lapointe, senior vice president of Metso Outotec’s Aggregates business area.

“The possibility to run track-mounted machines from an integrated genset or to connect to an external power source lowers operational costs and allows access to renewable energy for our customers.”

Metso Outotec said Lokotrack mobile crushing and screening plants have made it possible to provide on-site mobility close to the processed raw materials, lowering transport and hauling costs and emissions. During the last 35 years, the concept has grown significantly with thousands of units manufactured and sold globally every year.

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