ADT consignment boosts Bell Equipment count for L Lynch Plant
Published: 16 August 2019
Renowned for its determined commitment to ‘Meeting Hire Demands’ by delivering exactly what the customer wants, plant and equipment hire specialist, L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage has chosen to expand its extensive fleet with the addition of 15 new Bell Equipment B30E ADTs.
Purchased to further develop its taskforce, rather than renew older plant machines, this latest consignment of Bell ADTs will help to fulfil multiple earthwork projects, recently won by the plant hire contractor.
Supporting A14 and Hinckley Point schemes
Having already been appointed as a plant hire supplier for the £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, which includes the development of a major new bypass to the south of Huntingdon and upgrades to 21 miles of the A road, L Lynch Plant will be setting machines from the new Bell fleet to task on this key infrastructure project. In addition, vehicles will also be needed for continuing work at Hinkley Point C in Somerset; the first in a new generation of UK-based nuclear power stations, designed to provide low-carbon electricity for approximately six million homes.
ADTs already up and running
With seven Bell B30Es already supplied, and a further eight lined-up for delivery, L Lynch’s Head of Key Accounts, Chris Gill, details the positive experience he and the team have had working with Bell Equipment over recent years, and explains why he feels the customer demand for these hard working ADTs remains so strong:
“L Lynch has been working with Bell Equipment for several years now, however I’ve been dealing with the company increasingly over the past three,” he says. “Bell is a key supplier that’s true to its word; delivering as and when agreed and enabling us to keep to our schedules and realise customer promises.
“Bell Equipment’s assurances enable us, in turn, to better commit to our customers, so we can deliver the plant equipment their projects are dependent on within realistic timeframes.
“Not only do the ADTs prove themselves to be impressively fuel efficient, but the level of manufacture and design is excellent. The machines are built to a very high specification, with all the features you’d expect to pay extra for, included as standard; such as inclinometers, on-board weighing with a traffic light safety system, and flotation tyres.”
Bringing a Bell boost to the fleet
The 15 additional machines significantly increase the number of Bell ADTs within L Lynch’s extensive fleet. Their consignment now totals eight B20Es, 35 B30Es and six B40Es, currently operating on a nationwide basis.
Sights set on HS2
Already supplying plant machinery to the HS2 railway project that will directly connect London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester, L Lynch believes that the new Bell ADTs will come into their own once the large earthwork phases roll out.
Essential to the ADTs continued success as reliable plant mainstays, is the servicing contract included with each machine. “The Bell servicing plan has always proven extremely successful for us. By keeping maintenance and servicing with the machines’ original manufacturer, we can liaise directly with the team in Burton, who are all extremely helpful, accommodating and responsive. They work to reduce customer downtime and understand the important part reliable, working machines play in maintaining effective business operations.
“We find that choosing to work with Bell directly for our repairs and servicing gives us an advantage over using the services of a third party. Bell uses its own parts, has direct links with the team and head office in South Africa, and harnesses real expertise in-house. Whilst we have used third parties for servicing in the past, the process is never as smooth or knowledgeable as it is when working with Bell, and we feel going to the supplier directly is definitely the better route to maintaining a reliable and hardworking machine.”
With demand constant for its expansive fleet of plant and equipment - both operated and self-drive - L Lynch anticipates supplying to additional civil and rail engineering, public utilities, ground works, highways, demolition and winter maintenance schemes over the coming months; confirming that as its business progresses, so too will its relationship with Bell Equipment.