Earthmoving contractor enhances plant fleet with pair of 50-tonne ADTs for long-haul quarry work
HAVING enhanced their extensive fleet last year with the procurement of four new Bell Equipment B50D articulated dumptrucks (ADTs), Kelston Sparkes Group have chosen to augment their mobile plant taskforce with the addition of two further B50D machines.
One of the leading earthmoving contractors in the UK, Kelston Sparkes say they have experienced impressive results from their original B50D machine consignment, with the vehicles delivering an exceptional load and haul operation within a challenging limestone quarry environment.
The machines’ 50-tonne capacity, combined with exceptional fuel consumption and long-haul stamina, has, in the opinion of Kelston Sparkes director Rob Stark, set the models apart, positioning them as ‘the right tool for job’.
Thus, when some of the company’s fleet of 40-tonne trucks were taken from the quarry to work at another site, Mr Stark felt it was right to substitute their absence with a further two Bell B50Ds.
‘It made sense, when the need came to re-allocate some of our lesser-capacity machines to an alternative site, to follow this with some more 50-tonne Bell trucks,’ he said. ‘B50Ds are terrific all-round machines and ideal performers when it comes to long-haul quarry work.’
Richard Higgott, sales and marketing manager with Bell Equipment, said: ‘It’s fantastic to hear that when a valued client needs a replacement ADT, they have the confidence to know their requirement will be met by a Bell Equipment machine.
‘With Kelston Sparkes’s B50D tally now standing at six ADTs, it has to be testament that the models work hard, deliver results and can be relied upon time and again.’
Looking to the future, Rob Stark and his team are currently putting a new-generation B50E through its paces in a ‘full evaluation’ to see exactly what the vehicle is capable of on the ground. Showcased to critical acclaim at the recent Hillhead 2016 exhibition, the new B50E is now available for purchase.