Australia’s Egans Group bolster their rental fleet with two new Bell B30E ADTs

Published: 19 November 2020

Established by Frank Egan in 1962, Egans Group is one of Australia’s most versatile and experienced contracting, labour hire, plant hire and field maintenance businesses. They operate nationwide with head offices and workshops in Victoria and Queensland as well as locations in Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.

Egans differ from traditional plant hire companies with the breadth of additional services they offer. They also supply project specific staff including operators for client’s machines, overseers, and project supervisors.

Egans Group partners with Indigenous Links to specifically offer the service of indigenous operators to their wet hire clients. This great initiative supports indigenous communities in finding meaningful, sustainable, and long-term employment. The objective is to create an employment pathway for an indigenous workforce and to train indigenous men and women for the construction industry.

With an extensive fleet spanning across the country, Egans are no strangers to large or long-term projects. Some key developments in which the company is currently involved include the Westgate Tunnel Project, Cross Yarra Partnership, Moreton Bay Rail Link and Mona Vale Road upgrade.
Their current fleet is comprised of several Hitachi and Bell machines including two ZX870LCH-3 excavators, two Hitachi AH400-D-6 Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) and seven Bell B30E ADTs.

Reduced maintenance costs and being able to provide clients with better reliability are the two leading reasons the team has recently purchased two new Bell B30E ADTs to replace several of their older units. The B30E trucks have several advantageous features that maximise machine control and safety including automatic park bake application, GPS-based speed control, on-board weighing, and optional reverse camera.

Managing Director, Michael Egan, believes that Bell Equipment’s Fleetm@tic® technology is a huge advantage for the company. “The technology is highly beneficial when it comes to tracking machine utilisation and servicing.”

Fleetm@tic® technology is a carefully designed fleet management system that provides owners with rapid information to greatly support running operations and maximise returns. It provides automated reports, alerts, production data, pole to pole satellite and GPRS coverage in any location as well as machine performance data.

Bell B30Es are also fitted with fuel-efficient emission-certified engines to deliver clean power in every situation. “We’ve noticed that fuel burn is lower with the Mercedes engines in the Bell trucks,” states Michael.

Hitachi has a reputation for providing ‘reliable solutions’, something that aligns with Egans Group’s philosophy and vision. HCA Sales Representative Bradley Hansen said: “We are very pleased that Egans Group has chosen Hitachi to enhance their current fleet and we look forward to supporting them into the future”.
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