Located in Savonlinna in eastern Finland, the Sydänmaa organic farm makes good use of Lokotrack crushers manufactured by Metso and rented from Rotarent. The captivating hills of South Savonia provide the backdrop to the work of levelling a rocky peak to create space for a new cattle shelter, feed storage and 100 head of Eastern Finncattle, a rare Finnish cattle breed.
“With help from Metso, we started producing respectable volumes of aggregate soon after we began. The process control system makes the various machines work well together, which helps us first-timers a lot,” says farmer Petri Temonen.
“Renting the equipment was by far the most cost-effective solution for us. I only need to pay rent for the months when I’m actually using the machines. If I’d bought them, I would still be making payments even when I’m not using the machines.”
“Crushing contractors are usually busy during the summer, so doing the work ourselves was the best alternative for us, as it meant that we had the site ready for construction early in the fall,” says Temonen.