Understanding the Crushing Sector.

Knowing the crushing sector as they do, Metso distributors McHale Plant Sales focuses attention on two Lokotrack models that they believe will meet the needs of most quarry owners and aggregates producers.

Both track mounted and easily transportable, within the production site and from site to site, their pick of Metso’s combinations are the hybrid battery-come-engine powered LT120E jaw crusher for primary crushing applications and the LT300HP mobile cone crusher for secondary and tertiary crushing.

With years of experience to draw upon – first as distributors in Ireland and Northern Ireland for the Finnish-made Metso range, and, more recently, as Metso distributors in the UK with responsibility for English, Scottish and Welsh markets – McHale Plant Sales places great importance on the needs of aggregates producers.

From its fully-functioning UK headquarters on the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate in Tamworth, supported by a Scottish depot at West Telferton Industrial Estate in Edinburgh – backed by outlets in Rathcoole, near Dublin city and at Birdhill, near Limerick – McHale Plant Sales has a strong presence in stone crushing that underpins its prominence in the sector.

Stressing their capacity to advise customers when it comes to choosing ‘the right machine for the right application,’ their sales director, Denis McGrath points to the ‘close rapport’ that exists between McHale and Metso whereby their own in-house knowledge and experience can be quickly augmented by expert input from Metso as required.

Quoting a belief at the heart of McHale thinking, McGrath says: “when a machine and the purpose for which it is being purchased are perfectly matched – with all of the proper research carried out in advance – then will a true basis exist upon which a happy and enduring relationship can be built”


Spotlighting the LT120E, McGrath points to its hybrid ePower feature – power supplied by an external network or by a 310/420 kVA on-board diesel generator – which give it the dual benefit of quiet, emissions-free operation in cities, near schools, in residential zones or when close to populated areas, or from its low-noise diesel engine when used ‘in the wild’.

Designed for crushing hard rock types such as granite, basalt, and gneiss, the LT120E’s large feed opening provides outstanding capacity due to an excellent nip angle and its aggressive linear stroke.

Other features include its long foldable main conveyor and wide feed hopper extensions, high capacity, energy efficiency with low emissions, good mobility and transportability, easy maintenance, and as a long-term investment with high resale value.


Like its stablemate, the track mounted LT300HP mobile cone crusher, is an efficient and flexible secondary and tertiary crusher.

Ideal for use in multistage crushing and screening processes, its robust construction makes it suitable for crushing hard and soft rocks such as granite, limestone, and river gravel.

Its proven crusher cavity can be selected according to specific application requirements to achieve high capacity, top-end product quality and low-wear part costs. Its optimised power transmission system delivers cost-effective performance with Metso’s process control system there to optimise crushing results.

Other features include a single button for high-capacity crushing with flexible feeding and screening options, single-button start/stop, in-built troubleshooting, system, and remote monitoring.

Associated Businesses

  • Tamworth , B79 7XE