The new Metso LT1000 series crushing and screening machines are truly engineered for India and promise much more, writes Niraj Srivastava.The construction and mining industry in India has now become very demanding. A contract, whether big or small, needs to cope up with the problems like strict deadlines, quality of crushed product, minimum down time of machine to name a few. The need is a solution that meets various challenges - on both technology and delivery. As an answer to those problems, Metso offers the Lokotrack technology that truly conforms to Indian working conditions, low skilled labour force, high work-site temperatures, moistures and dust levels. Metso's Lokotrack technology promises high performance for stand-alone or multi-stage crushing operations, which is supported by its exponentially growing footprint.Plant compositionMetso offers two stages in the LT1000 series: LT C1000, LT S1000, and LT G1000. Lokotrack 1000 Series machines are easy to operate and maintain and it requires very less special tools or knowledge.Proven C106The Lokotrack C 1000 Series is a track mounted jaw plant for stand-alone and multi-stage crushing applications. Lokotrack 1000 Series has been designed to achieve great efficiency and suitability for the most demanding conditions such as operations by low-skilled operators, tough terrains and demanding temperature and moisture levels. Efficiency has been improved by using mechanical drive, without compromising on capacity. Different types of jaw plates are available for different crushing applications. Jaw plates are interchangeable between the fixed and movable side and easily available.S1000 screenThe perfect combination of a crushing and screening plant is provided by a high capacity deliberately developed 2-deck screen and newly designed Lokotrack screening unit. The proven S1000 screen ensures reliability, thanks to its maintenance-friendly design. It requires minimal amount of time for setting up and transportation, by using a simple user-friendly umbilical cord for tracking. Hydraulic fold and unfold on all conveyors and screens ensure reduced set-up time and hence increases the contract profitability. The Lokotrack S1000 is designed with service and maintenance in mind, the focus is on reducing down time through easy access and stock holding via parts compatibility.Proven to be the best in the industry for screen, the S1000 ensures that this asset is worth every penny. The combination of the strong Metso and Lokotrack brand, allied to high quality components ensure that the resale value of the LT S1000 remains high year after year.Customer needs and ease of operations are at the centre of engineering in the new Lokotrack 1000 Series. A truly made for India track technology has much more to offer:This is a perfect solution working alone or together with other Lokotrack equipment such as other LT crushers and ST screens. The jaw crusher has the largest possible capacity with easy transportability within and between quarries. Not only is the LT1000 series machines customised for the Indian market but they also come with state-of-the-art design and are more service-friendly.The Lokotrack 1000 Series vouches for test-proven fuel economy and industries most consistent production ensuring recurring profitability. Minor components can cause breakdowns or loss of production and lots of emphasis and great care has been given to selection of key components for greater availability and ensure sustained productivity.Plug and play unitDifferent crushing operations demand different solutions each time. All results in, increased asset inventory and higher cash outflow. The LT1000 series machines are so flexible that they come with a quick set up time and this makes the Lokotrack 1000 Series machines ready to go nonstop. Compact dimensions, fast set up time and self-propelled units of the Lokotrack 1000 Series offer high mobility to the user. Endowed with maximum availability and reliability, they have a consistent high crushing and screening capacity. With a benefit of one-man operation possibility, the Lokotrack 1000 Series machines have been cut out for the customers who want a quick start to their operations.First green track technologyThe issue of environment protection has been at the core of construction and mining business. With increasing awareness, the need of the hour is to find technology that supports safeguard of environment. The Lokotrack 1000 Series machines promise low noise levels besides offering the best fuel efficiency in their class. They fulfill engine emission regulations for India and are also coupled with onboard water spray nozzles and conveyor covers; the Metso Lokotrack 1000 Series machines prove to be the greenest of track machines.Industries' smartest service network of 75 service experts, 25 service locations and five strategically located warehouses and captive foundry with the rock test lab, says it all about our service DNA. The wear parts of the Lokotrack 1000 Series are designed for cost-effectiveness and trouble-free crushing. With an access to service points and full support from local sales and service team for a life time, the Lokotrack 1000 Series are machines that have been built to perform consistently.