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Nevi l le Paynter, managing d i rec to r o f Be l l Equ i pment UK, said: “This was a fabulous opportunity for Bell: our loaders had been endorsed by a major player in the industry. Luckily, we were able to reassign our L2606E demo model to Earthline quite

quickly, which hopefully saw them through that partcular operatonal problem.”

“We always recognised that it would take tme to convince UK customers that our loaders were as strong and reliable as our dump trucks,” explained Neville Paynter. “

The Bell loaders are both working on the Shellingford Quarry site, alongside a combinaton of nine other loaders. One L1806E is working in a recycling applicaton, processing hard core, concrete and demoliton waste, while the other machine is involved in the excavaton and haul of building sand.

Each loader will typically shif 600 -700 tonnes of demoliton and associated recycling waste per day, or about 400 tonnes of sand.

“We’ve defnitely seen benefts in reduced downtme with the Bells,” said Philip. “And we also know that the support we get from Bell, should anything go wrong, is second-to-none.”

Philip and his co-director, brother Mathew Coplestone, are no strangers to Bell, despite this being their frst foray into Bell wheeled loaders.

The company operates a feet of four Bell B40D dump trucks, all of which are fted with Bell’s advanced Fleetmatc GPS feet management system. They each typically haul in excess of 1,200 tonnes of building sand or limestone over an average 600 m haul cycle, or around 1,700 tonnes of top soil if carrying out landfll dutes.

The limestone quarry work is supported by a 70 t Volvo EC700 excavator to rip and load and a 45 t Komatsu PC450 excavator. JCB excavators are used to load Finlay crushing and screening systems which includes 883, 390, 683, 770 screens and Finlay 1175 jaw and Finlay 540 cone crushers

Philip said “The Fleetmatc system allows us to accurately measure producton quanttes and machine performance, including diferentaton between the various materials we are handling. It leaves litle to guess work.”

“Fuel is certainly our biggest cost, while machine reliability combined with performance becomes increasingly important. These things have always been significant in terms of running costs, but the reduced margins across the industry mean they are more acute factors than ever before. Our decision to turn to Bell very much complements our drive for high performance and high efciency.”

Coping with changing demands. Positive outlook

Mathew Coplestone told Contractors World that the company has had to adapt to changing market forces but having been heavily involved with recycling for 15 years they know that it is necessary to succeed.

On the current economic situaton facing the UK constructon industry, Mathew said “Our whole industry has had to

adapt and we are no excepton but we do feel things are improving and we have expanded our business over the 12 months with more equipment and opening more landfill and recycling operatons

Finlay mobile crushers and JCB excavators process thousand of tonnes

of limestone per year

Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 1 No 7

Earthline

Bell ADTs & Wheel Loaders

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Bell ADTs & Wheel Loaders

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