Mawsons and Pipeline Plant Hire take the first E-series ADTs 'Down Under'
Published: 31 July 2017
Since the introduction of the new E-series Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs), the first Bell B30E units to call the Australian market home were Victoria’s EB Mawson & Sons and Queensland’s Pipeline Plant Hire - both experiencing first-hand the true advantages of the new ADTs in various worksite applications.
Demand for trucks that are safer, more fuel efficient and haul higher payloads continues to drive product advancement and evolutionary design in Bell Equipment’s E-series trucks.
Incorporating safety features such as Hill Hold and vertical tip angle safety monitoring, the new trucks are also equipped with onboard load weighing and keyless start as standard.
When it comes to greater safety and productivity, the E-series has an automatic Inter-axle Differential Lock (IDL) giving the vehicle full Automatic Traction Control.
Darren Colville, EB Mawson & Sons’ Lake Boga Quarry Manager said: “Safety is our number one priority. The Bell truck delivers above and beyond when it comes to safety features, with everything from reverse camera and mirror package to onboard inclinometer and weighing system.
“The onboard weighing scale is a standout, particularly as we operate in a hard rock quarry. The three accelerometers and external load lights improve load accuracy and prevent overloading. This helps us maximise productivity and reduce our maintenance costs such as tyre and driveline wear.
The truck provides rapid engine response and dependable cold-start performance, faster haul cycles and improved fuel efficiency - creating a truck that moves more material at a lower cost-per-tonne for maximum productivity and profitability.
“At Lake Boga, we prefer to operate articulated trucks due to bench width requirements. These trucks allow us to extract more from the quarry. Bell’s new design makes it easy for our operators when manoeuvring in and out of the pit. They enjoy the comfortable cabin and smooth ride.”
Craig Carson, Pipeline Plant Hire’s General Manager said: “We are constantly looking to introduce innovative technology into our industry.
“From a safety perspective, the Hill Start Assist and Auto Park Application are a real advantage. Our operators are impressed with the visibility achieved via the advanced camera technology and mirror package, alongside cabin comfort, improved steering and manoeuvrability.
“Our three units have been working in Queensland’s Biloela-Gladstone region as part of the major Santos GLNG Project*, hauling material such as topsoil used for restoration and remediation purposes along the pipeline route.”
The new Bell models represent an evolution in ADT technology and functionality building upon the company's strong heritage as a world-class ADT specialist.