About Us

Bell Equipment’s competitive cost, peak performance
and Fleetm@tic seal the deal for Alf Kitching

Published: 26th February 2016
Source: Bell Equipment

Civil engineering excavation specialist, Alf Kitching Ltd. has once more invested in the significant capabilities of a Bell Equipment machine, with the purchase of a B30E articulated dump truck (ADT).

Secured to help meet the demands of an increasing workload from an international client base, this expansion to Alf Kitching’s fleet will further support quarry based earth-moving projects, building on the company’s existing taskforce.
Selecting the B30E from Bell Equipment came following a company decision to move away from its usual supplier, and based on the positive experience of a previously purchased B30E, Managing Director Paul Kitching, decided to acquire another:

“We had a very good experience with the first B30E truck we bought, including extremely positive operator feedback. Also, to avoid operational complications, it was our preference not to bring in another truck brand and as we already knew the Bell machine could compete easily with any competitor vehicles, we opted to purchase a second.”

Paul goes on to explain how value for money and impressive fuel consumption were high priorities when choosing another ADT, and with its performance diesel engine the B30E was found to offer fuel economy that was hard to match. Other attractive features that secured his decision included the addition of the Fleetm@tic desk-top management system, with its built-in weighing function, designed to provide up-to date operational data to help maximise efficiency.

The second machine is now fully functioning; performing quarry based earthmoving tasks including overburden stripping and quarry reinstatement, together with general ADT work in the steelworks sector.

“This Bell machine has proved to be a strong alternative to the vehicles we’ve traditionally used at Alf Kitching. Not only have we been impressed with the B30E and its competitive price, but the service and support offered to us by Bell Equipment’s after sales team has meant that any issues have been rectified quickly and effectively.”

Including two Bell machines with Fleetm@atic technology within his taskforce is proving to be a sound decision for Paul and the team. He concludes:

“Monitoring truck performance can help better a fleet’s function. Now we’re able to use the information we gather to implement change and improve driving technique, and having the two Bell ADT’s is now really helping us improve efficiency and operations across the fleet.”