Portable jaw crushers

Portable jaw crushers

Transportable wheel-mounted jaw crushing plants

Portable jaw crushers, or portable jaw crushing plants as they are also called, are wheel-mounted rock crushing machines designed for primary crushing applications. They are efficient in crushing hard rock, soft rock, and recycled materials.

Capacity and reliability

Designed and engineered with more than a century of crushing experience. Premium components and persistent quality testing.

Energy and environment

Easy to transport. Electric drive. Advanced dust and noise reduction.


Process starts and stops by pressing one button. Proper stairs and platforms. Finger protection and safety wires.

Easy to use and maintain

Real-time diagnostics and process optimization. Simple to maintain. Comprehensive service network to support.

Portable jaw crushers are easy to relocate

Portable jaw crushers are wheel-mounted jaw crushing plants. Engineered for applications that require efficient primary crushing, portable jaw crushers are often used in aggregate production and recycling, as well as in mining operations. They can be utilized both as stand-alone or in a multistage process.

All models are electrically driven, with power coming from an external network or diesel generator, and equipped with a vibrating feeder, jaw crushing unit and a discharge conveyor on one chassis. 

Two ranges for different needs

Metso’s portable jaw crushers offering consists of two ranges, Metso NW™ Series and Metso NW Rapid™ Series. Customizable Metso NW™ equipment can be tailored to meet specific operational requirements, whereas Metso NW Rapid™ equipment is pre-designed for fast delivery and quick set-up.

Metso NW™ plants have an agile wheel-mounted chassis, which allows easy transportation from one worksite to another, depending on local transportation regulations.

A new Metso NW Rapid™ plant can be set up in 3 months thanks to the pre-designed process layouts and flowsheets. Dismantling and reassembling takes 24 hours. The entire plant can also be delivered in three shipping containers.

Efficient crushing

Portable jaw crushers are built around Nordberg® jaw crushing units that can handle various materials such as granite, basalt, gneiss and limestone, as well as recycled concrete.

The crushing unit is based on a revolutionary pinned and bolted, non-welded frame construction, providing excellent fatigue strength even in the toughest quarrying and mining applications.

Vibrating feeder for even and continuous material flow

Portable jaw crushers feature a vibrating feeder, which ensures even and continuous material flow.

Feed material smaller than the grizzly spacing goes through the grizzlies and bypasses the crushing unit. This enables increased capacity, prevents material from packing and reduces equipment wear. The feeder is available with grizzly spacing, steel cloth mesh size or rubber bottom options.

Portable jaw crushers can be equipped with either standard hopper walls, extended hopper walls, or additional feed hopper and standard walls. Due to different on-board feed hopper wall options, the crusher can be fed either with an excavator, wheel loader or dump truck.

On-board conveyors

Portable jaw crushers have integrated conveyors that discharge the scalped and crusher material further down the process. An optional side conveyor for removing fines from the feed material can also be installed.

Safe and easy operation

Portable jaw crushers are safe and easy to operate and maintain. Features such as flywheel composite covers with spacious platforms and stairs provide safe access to key operation and maintenance points such as crusher belt and crusher settings.

Metso IC™ crusher automation is a process control system ensuring more efficient and safer use of the crusher than manual control. It monitors, controls and optimizes the entire crushing process and enables controlling the equipment from a remotely located control room.

The crusher automation also allows adjusting the process without stopping it, resulting in improved productivity and reduced unplanned downtime through preventive maintenance.

Optional features

Optional features include hydraulic legs for adjusting the plant to the correct height, and feed hopper wall extensions. These features enable quick set-up before and after transportation. Hydraulic legs are a standard feature in all Metso NW Rapid™ equipment. 

Portable jaw crushers can also be equipped with an optional magnetic separator that classifies metals from the crushed material and prevents metal entering the later crushing stages.

And optional rock breaker breaks any oversized feed material before entering the jaw crushing unit. The rock breaker ensures steady material flow, improved productivity and reduced downtime.

Global expertise, local support

All portable jaw crushers are supported by Metso’s global network of service professionals and optimization experts. A wide range of high-quality spare parts and wear parts can be delivered promptly and tailored for any specific process need. 

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