by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief
Your complete guide to new and
updated equipment and supplies
in the aggregates industry.
Track-mounted combo plant
Metso says the Lokotrack LT220D is the most compact track-
mounted combination of a cone crusher and screen ever made. The
combination plant is said to reduce operational costs in several ways,
most notably by lowering fuel consumption and reducing the need
for maintenance. Both units are run with a single Cat C13 diesel en-
gine, while an efficient power transmission boosts operating power.
Fewer units to transport offer a quick set-up job and allow opera-
tors to consider smaller contracts that may not have otherwise been
profitable. Cone options include the HP200 or the GP220. Paired
with the Lokotrack LT106 mobile jaw plant, the secondary unit can
produce up to three end products.
Metso Mining and Construction | www.metso.com
Power for load-and-carry
Three of John Deere's K-Series wheel loaders — the 624K, 644K (not in-
cluding the hybrid unit), and the 724K — now meet Tier 4 Final emission
standards. The units are said to deliver impressive torque to help maintain
good boom and bucket speed in and out of the pile for heaped loads, even
in wet or hard-packed material. Axle improvements, including standard axle
cooling and filtration and brake retractors and adjustors, increase durability.
The units feature a standard five-speed lockup torque converter transmis-
sion to improve productivity and fuel efficiency. The feature connects the
drivetrain directly to the engine to provide full engine power during trans-
port, ramp climbing, and downhill conditions.
John Deere | www.johndeere.com
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Quick load cycles
The Tier 4 Final L250H wheel loader from Volvo Construction
Equipment is said to tackle heavy tasks with superior performance
and heightened safety. Fuel efficiency is enhanced through OptiShift
technology, which combines Volvo's Reverse By Braking technology
and a torque converter with lock-up to eliminate power losses and
reduce fuel consumption by up to 18 percent. Volvo's Z-bar linkage
provides high breakout force for powerful digging and quick load
cycles, while an optional Boom Suspension System absorbs shock
and reduces bouncing and bucket spillage to increase productivity
by up to 20 percent. A specially designed 9.0-cubic-yard rehandling
bucket offers quick loading while increasing fuel efficiency by up to 10
percent. The unit is designed to load on-highway trucks in two passes.
Volvo | www.volvoce.com
AGGREGATES MANAGER September 2014
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