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First Bell ADT for D&M Plant Hire

Oxfordshire-based firm changes brand allegiance and chooses new Bell B30E articulated dumptruck

D&M Plant Hire have expanded their fleet of articulated dumptrucks with the addition of a new Bell B30E ADT, the company’s first-ever machine from Bell Equipment UK.

The Oxfordshire-based plant hire company had previously stayed loyal to an ADT manufacturer it has been using for more than a decade, but company owner Michael Meagher said he felt that the time was right for a change. ‘There are so many good options on the market that we decided to take a look around and see if anything took our fancy,’ he commented.

After approaching Bell, the manufacturer provided a B30E on a short-term demonstration. While D&M’s drivers were initially pessimistic about switching brands, Mr Meagher said once they had tried out the Bell, the feedback was excellent.

‘Everybody said that the Bell B30E provides a more comfortable ride,’ he explained. ‘Similarly, the Bell truck kept pace well with our existing ADTs, load for load. As a result, we were happy to purchase our first Bell ADT.’

The B30E is part of Bell Equipment’s next generation E-series range, which is said to offer superior fuel efficiency and the highest as-standard spec on the market, while also providing increased production payloads, reduced daily operating costs, excellent ride quality and high standards of safety.

Since delivery, the Bell B30E has been working 24h shifts on an earthmoving contract and D&M continue to be impressed with the machine’s performance. Mr Meagher said: ‘Bell have been a good choice and we’re happy we took the opportunity to explore the best the market has to offer.’

Indeed, D&M have been so impressed with the B30E ADT that the company has ordered a second machine from Bell.

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