Contracting firm strengthens high-specification fleet with addition of two new B40D articulated dumptrucks
A NEW contract win for crushing and screening specialists Banner has prompted the company to further bolster its machinery fleet with the addition of two new Bell B40D articulated dumptrucks (ADTs).
The ADTs are allowing the nationwide contractor to fulfil an intensive limestone processing operation at Coxhoe Quarry, in Co. Durham, where the machines have already been set to work performing within a rigorous environment under challenging conditions.
Having experienced the capabilities of six Bell B40Ds currently performing within their existing fleet, Banner were already familiar with the aptitude of this particular model. Once the company learned of its success in achieving the Coxhoe Quarry contract, confidence in the abilities of the B40D led Banner to open negotiations with Bell, securing the two further machines to add to their fleet.
‘The Bell B40D is the ideal machine for an excavation and hauling project such as that at Coxhoe,’ said Jo Banner, director of Banner Contracts. ‘We know from experience that this vehicle has the exact level of reliability required to perform a demanding 11-hour shift, hauling limestone from the top bench to the process line.
‘Working alongside Tesab screening equipment and Möcklan screens supplied by our sister company Banner Equipment, the endurance of this practical machine, together with numerous additional key features, meant we knew the two new B40Ds would step up to the mark.’
With its advanced, fuel-efficient, emission-certified Mercedes engine, rapid engine response and dependable cold-start performance, the B40D delivers power in all conditions. Even in environments deemed muddy, rutted or hilly, the ADT’s oscillating frame and high-floatation tyres help to prevent it from getting lodged or stuck.
Richard Higgott, sales and marketing manager for Bell Equipment, said he was delighted that the B40D’s performance and capabilities are widely regarded across the sector, leading to repeat orders from customers.
‘It’s great when a machine meets the exact needs of a client,’ he commented. ‘Learning that Banner had no reservations in securing the purchase of two further machines for the Coxhoe Quarry contract instils us with confidence that the ADTs we’re designing are truly performing and allowing our customers to take their businesses further.’