Bell bowser for Greens Haulage & Plant
Purpose-designed Bell Equipment water bowser douses the dust at Newbold Quarry
GREENS Haulage & Plant Ltd, the Leicestershire-based construction equipment specialists, have purchased their first Bell Equipment water bowser; purpose designed and built on a pre-owned Bell B30D articulated dumptruck (ADT).
The machine, which is currently proving its worth dousing dust at Newbold Quarry, in Staffordshire, is succeeding in making the surrounding environment cleaner, safer and more comfortable for operating staff and neighbouring residents.
The pre-owned B30D, which had 10,000h on the clock, was converted into a 27,000-litre bowser by Bell Equipment’s South African division. The tank can be filled with water manually or, as in this case, by using an integral pump to extract water from quarry ponds.
‘We’re delighted with the converted vehicle,’ said company’s director Nigel Green. ‘As this is a tank on an ADT, it’s built to handle the weight of the water it holds and appears truly at home dampening down the quarry’s long haul roads.
‘Whilst a tractor bowser can serve its purpose well in farm fields, a quarry presents a different, more demanding environment, where a machine created for plant operations can perform more efficiently and safely.
‘By demonstrating performance like this, we’d certainly be looking at purchasing a further machine in the future.’
Ian Cobden, accounts manager with Bell Equipment UK, was delighted to learn of the bowser’s success on site. He said: ‘This is a terrific conversion for use in dusty construction environments. Built specifically for the industry it works within, it’s a machine that proves itself to be suitable and highly dependable.’