One of the world’s biggest track mounted crushers arriving soon in Australia

One of the world’s biggest heavy duty track mounted primary crushers will soon be arriving in Australia.

The unit, being brought to Australia by Rapid Crushing is a Johnsson L160.

This enormous unit, weighing in at roughly 170 tonnes is a Johnsson frame fitted with a Metso 160 jaw crusher.

Rapid is the first private contractor to operate one in Australia.

These units, built specifically to order in Sweden are designed to deliver industry-leading crushing performance.

They’re fitted with high-quality Metso crushers and can be operated by its own o-board diesel powered generator or electricity from the grid or another power source.

This unit is the ideal mobile solution for open quarries requiring a seriously high capacity, heavy-duty operation.

Glen Irvine, Rapid’s Operations Manager said the unit will be put to good use when it arrives in Australia.

‘We’re excited to obtain this machine because it adds to our capacity to deliver what clients want – tonnage produced with absolute reliability at the best price possible.

The unit’s fleet number is aptly ‘E 747’ so it has been appropriately named ‘Jumbo’.

It is optioned with a larger feeder, rear support legs, hopper extension wings and every other option available to be set up for delivering high volume, low cost primary crushing.

It adds to our capacity to crush all types of mineral ores including iron ore, gold and nickel as well as construction materials such as concrete and road aggregates, specialty fill materials, rail ballast, road base, blast stemming and rip-.

Rapid is currently operating a fleet consisting of the following:

  • Six Track Jaw / Cone & Screen Circuits with the Johnsson about to be added to the line-up.
  • Eight Modular Jaw / Cone & Screen Circuits
  • One Fixed Jaw / Cone & Screen Circuit


Designing the ideal crushing plant with the help of software

When it comes to designing crushing plants we use Bruno Simulation a plant flow analysis software program developed specifically for the aggregate and mining industry.

We use it to build a virtual crushing plant on the computer screen – choose equipment types and settings, monitor flow rates and gradations at desired points, then run the plant.

By experimenting with different types of equipment and settings we can fully optimise crushing, screening and washing equipment to maximise the production of desired products.

Aggregate producers, equipment manufacturers around the world use this software to reduce calculation time and increase the productivity of their aggregate and mining operations.

The system also helps us in modifying equipment to meet the specific needs of our clients. We have undertaken specific modifications to equipment – for example, a track jaw crusher to make it more suitable for harder crushing applications.

This all sounds simple enough – but it is one of the differences between Rapid and other operators. Rapid is able to make these modifications to suit client needs in our own workshop. Others would have to contact the manufacturers to ascertain if it was possible for their equipment to be modified.

It’s this sort of thing that makes the difference.