Contractor reduces costs and improves safety and efficiency with Bucket Bundie fuel bowsers
WORDSWORTH Crushing Ltd, providers of contract crushing and screening services to many blue-chip companies, have recently added three Bucket Bundie fuel bowsers to their large fleet of crushers, screeners and mobile plant.
Supplied by Milton Keynes-based Ace Plant, manufacturers of Bundie Bowser fuel storage solutions and dust-suppression equipment for hire and sale throughout the UK, the Bucket Bundie units were purchased to further enhance Wordsworth Crushing’s safety and efficiency on site.
Managing director Oliver Wordsworth, who first saw the Bucket Bundie fuel bowser at the Hillhead show, said it was a better fit for his business than a towable or static version because the unit is compact and does not need a tractor etc to tow the tank, which saves on costs. He also described it as ‘easy to use’ and said he would be looking to purchase further units in the future.
The Bucket Bundie features a patented bucket loading system with special slots above the support legs that allow a wheel loader operator to pick up and move the bowser using the machine’s bucket, thereby removing the need for lifting chains and saving the operator from having to leave the safety of the cab to attach the chains.
With the loader bucket crowded back, the Bucket Bundie is held securely for safe transport across rough ground. This combination is said to work much more effectively than a towed bowser, which can be difficult to move and reverse – particularly on rough terrain.
Wordsworth’s three Bucket Bundie units were painted in the company’s colours (at no extra cost), in keeping with the rest of their fleet and company brand.
The Bucket Bundie is available in three different capacities: 450 litres, 1,000 litres and 2,250 litres.