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Appeal of Tier 4 Certified B30E furthers relationship between
Bell and MJ Church

Published: 18th May 2016
Source: Bell Equipment

MJ Church, a leading civil engineering, earthworks and waste management contractor based in Wiltshire, has further strengthened its already extensive taskforce with the addition of ten new Bell Equipment B30E ADTs.

With a number of machines in the company’s existing fleet ready for replacement, and an interest in Bell Equipment’s latest Tier 4 certified models, Tom Church, Director at MJ Church, felt it was time to revisit their long-standing supplier relationship with Bell Equipment and discover what benefits upgrading could deliver. He explains:

“MJ Church has been dealing with Bell for over ten years now, mainly running 30-tonne ADTs, as well as a number of loading shovels.

“With regard to the purchase of these latest machines, we were in a position where we had some older stock which needed replacing. We’d also started looking at the new Bell Equipment machines, which, with their Tier 4 certification, could meet exhaust emission standards and provide lower fuel consumption.”

Tom refers to the latest B30E model – a machine designed as part of Bell Equipment’s E-Series, with a six cylinder and 7,7l volume engine, delivering 246 kW (329 PS) – making it an ideal machine for high perfomance, but also, low emissions.

The decision was made to secure ten machines, which MJ Church is in the process of taking and putting to work at its own sites.

Tom explains that the new additions to the fleet are being set-to-task, fulfilling the company’s own earthworks contracts, as well as providing external plant hire. He’s extremely pleased with how the machines are functioning so far and explains that in order to meet the needs of his own civil engineering team, as well as those of plant clients, purchasing ADTs capable of the very best performance was essential.

“We needed equipment we could trust and, for us, that came in the form of the Bell Equipment B30E. These models are renowned for their dynamic engines and impressive level of reliability, as well as low maintenance requirements.

“Of course, price has been an influential element in the selection process, and we felt the B30E offered exceptional value for money in terms of the specification it offered. We also received excellent value for our old B30Ds which we traded back to Bell Equipment.

“After-sales service was another key factor and I’m pleased to say we’ve enjoyed great support over the years from Bell, with any issues during the decade quickly resolved.”

Having had such a positive experience of Bell Equipment’s after-sales service Tom has, for first the time, taken up Bell Equipment’s contracted servicing, a scheme applicable to all his new trucks for 6000 hrs.

“The contracted servicing will be a huge help, especially with the advanced AdBlue and electrical systems that feature within the new Tier4 engines, and will enable us to keep our machines performing to the very highest of standards for many years to come.

“Overall, it’s been a great decision to buy again with Bell. We look forward to seeing these new, impressive machines continue to perform and anticipate working alongside Bell well into the future.”

Nick Learoyd, Managing Director at Bell Equipment UK, comments, “We work closely with our customers, in a variety of sectors, to ensure all of our machines are equipped to deal with everything which is asked of them.  So it is fantastic to hear that our new models are being so well received, especially by a company such as MJ Church, which itself has its own very exacting standards. By returning to Bell Equipment time and again, MJ Church is demonstrating its confidence in us, our machines and our service.”