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New Bell wheel loader for Grundon Sand & Gravel

Bell L2606E wheel loader

Positive performance and service brings Grundon back to Bell for new fleet addition

GRUNDON Sand & Gravel have purchased a new Bell L2606E wheel loader in a move designed to bolster productivity and streamline their processes.

The company, which operates from several depots across the south of England, actively extracts and produces a broad range of aggregates and minerals for the construction, landscaping and leisure markets.

Simon Dickens, aggregates manager at Grundon Sand & Gravel Ltd, was responsible for the purchase of the Bell L2606E. He explained: ‘Fundamentally, I was in need of a new loading shovel for quarry use that would be suitable for aiding gravel processing and loading lorries.

‘As we’d had positive experiences with Bell in the past, both in terms of machine capability and customer service, I didn’t hesitate in returning to see what they could do for us this time.’

Grundon Sand & Gravel Ltd are part of the Grundon Waste Management Group, providers of integrated waste-management and environmental solutions. The Group has become recognized for delivering a total waste-management service aimed at reducing, recycling, and appropriately disposing of all wastes.

The Group’s association with Bell dates back to 2010. ‘The first Bell machine we brought on to site impressed the quarry team no end, with the strength of its engine, sound transmission and trouble-free operation. Since then the vehicle has truly performed and rarely caused an issue. It has been fuel efficient and hassle-free,’ said Mr Dickens.

‘We have also been satisfied with Bell Equipment’s customer service, after feeling other suppliers in the market had become complacent. With Bell we feel assured that should an issue occur, the support team will get it resolved at speed, keeping our equipment moving and productivity flowing.

‘Concerning price scale, I’d say Bell hold a middle position; however, they certainly provide the right machines, contracts, and warranties for us – which makes the Bell L2606E loader the ideal solution for our quarry.’

Richard Higgott, sales manager at Bell Equipment UK, is delighted by Grundon’s positive experience with the L2606E. He said: ‘This machine is a truly versatile piece of equipment, capable of performing effectively within a wide range of environments.

‘Loading function has been a key priority for Grundon, and with this machine they’ve got it covered, with on-board weighing as standard, and the addition of all-round fenders to protect the machine from dirt during load-and-carry applications.

‘We’re delighted that Grundon have chosen to work with Bell. It’s testament to our product quality, capability and the detail to which we perform our customer service. We hope that from this latest sale, our relationship continues to develop from strength to strength.’

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