One of the world’s largest heavy-duty, track-mounted primary crushers, the Jonsson L160 will soon be arriving in Australia.

Forming part of Rapid Crushing & Screening Contractors’ fleet, the enormous and highly robust unit, weighing in at roughly 170 tonnes, comprises a Jonsson frame fitted with a Metso C160 jaw crusher. 

Rapid is the first private contractor to operate one in Australia, with the unit built specifically to order in Sweden and designed to deliver industry-leading crushing performance. 

Able to be operated using its own on-board diesel-powered generator, electricity from the grid or another power source, the mobile plant is extremely flexible. 

Rapid Crushing Operations Manager Glenn Irvine said the unit was the ideal mobile solution for open quarries and mines requiring a high-capacity, heavy-duty crusher. 

“It will fill a void in the market, having the ability to accept run-of-mine rock in excess of 1000mm,” he said. 

“Its use will reduce costs otherwise incurred through sorting oversized rock and the need for separate rock breaking. 

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

“It will be an ideal solution for mines in the event of unplanned failure of the mine’s primary jaw crusher. The L160 is a quick, easily transportable solution that can be mobilised to site as a stop-gap measure to minimise downtime and maintain high-volume processing levels.” 

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

The machine is optioned with a larger feeder, rear support legs and hopper extension wings, among other options, to be set up to deliver high-volume, low-cost primary crushing upon its arrival in Australia.  

It adds to Rapid’s capacity to crush all types of mineral ores, including iron ore, lithium, 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 rap. 

Rapid is currently operating a cone and screen circuit fleet consisting of four large track-jaw and four large modular-jaw units, as well as one large fixed-jaw unit.