Latest articulated dumptruck consignment boosts Bell Equipment count for plant hire contractor
RENOWNED for their commitment to meeting hire demands by delivering exactly what the customer wants, plant and equipment hire specialists L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage have chosen to expand their extensive fleet with the addition of 15 new Bell Equipment B30E articulated dumptrucks (ADTs).
Purchased to further develop their taskforce, rather than renew older plant machines, this latest consignment of Bell ADTs will help to fulfil multiple earthwork projects recently won by the plant hire contractor.
Having already been appointed as a plant hire supplier for the £1.5 billion A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, which includes the development of a major new bypass to the south of Huntingdon and upgrades to 21 miles of the A road, L Lynch Plant will be setting machines from the new Bell fleet to task on this key infrastructure project.
In addition, vehicles will also be needed for continuing work at Hinkley Point C in Somerset – the first in a new generation of UK-based nuclear power stations, designed to provide low-carbon electricity for approximately 6 million homes.
With seven Bell B30Es already supplied, and a further eight lined-up for delivery, L Lynch’s head of key accounts, Chris Gill, detailed the positive experience he and the team have had working with Bell Equipment over recent years: ‘L Lynch have been working with Bell Equipment for several years now, but I’ve been dealing with the company increasingly over the past three.
‘Bell Equipment are key suppliers who are true to their word; delivering as and when agreed and enabling us to keep to our schedules and realize customer promises. Their assurances enable us, in turn, to better commit to our customers, so we can deliver the plant equipment their projects are dependent upon within realistic time frames.
‘Not only do the ADTs prove themselves to be impressively fuel efficient, but the level of manufacture and design is excellent. The machines are built to a very high specification, with all the features you’d expect to pay extra for, included as standard, such as inclinometers, on-board weighing with a traffic light safety system, and flotation tyres.’
The 15 additional machines significantly increase the number of Bell ADTs within L Lynch’s extensive fleet, which now totals eight B20Es, 35 B30Es and six B40Es, all currently operating on a nationwide basis.
Essential to the ADTs continued success as reliable plant mainstays is the servicing contract included with each machine, as Mr Gill explained: ‘The Bell servicing plan has always proven extremely successful for us. By keeping maintenance and servicing with the machines’ original manufacturer, we can liaise directly with the team in Burton, who are all extremely helpful, accommodating and responsive. They work to reduce customer downtime and understand the important part reliable, working machines play in maintaining effective business operations.
‘We find that choosing to work with Bell directly for our repairs and servicing gives us an advantage over using the services of a third party. Bell use their own parts, have direct links with the team and head office in South Africa, and harnesses real expertise in house.
‘Whilst we have used third parties for servicing in the past, the process is never as smooth or knowledgeable as it is when working with Bell, and we feel going to the supplier directly is definitely the better route to maintaining a reliable and hard-working machine.’