E-series “evolves” at Hillhead with the UK unveiling of
Bell Equipment’s B60E
Originally introduced as a concept in 2013, the B60D has proven itself as a unique solution capable of moving large volumes of material in all weather conditions, in a market segment that was previously only contested by rigid trucks. The B60E is the next generation – a 4x4 with full articulation steering and oscillation joint, which keeps all four wheels on the ground and fully utilises the traction available, meaning it has more off-road capability than any other conventional rigid truck.
Powered by the latest Mercedes Benz engine, the B60E continues the Bell tradition of offering the lowest cost per tonne machines on the market, with an economical drivetrain that delivers significantly lower fuel consumption than a traditional rigid truck.
However, the B60E’s real talent is in adverse weather conditions. Rain and excess water can greatly affect traction and while many rigid trucks do not have the capability to cope in these conditions, the B60E, with its all wheel traction, can continue to work safely with no loss in production. Additionally, less ground maintenance at the load and dump sites, traditionally required to prevent rigid trucks from getting stuck, will save both time and money.
“With its four-wheel drive and ability, through the incorporation of an independent front and rear chassis, to keep its wheels on the ground, the B60E is ideal for a number of specific applications. The tighter turning circle of the B60E and its ability to negotiate steeper ramps are also significant advantages over its rigid truck counterparts,” explains Nick Learoyd, Managing Director of Bell Equipment.
Alongside the B60E, Bell will also be showcasing its B25E, B30E, B40E and B50E. The next generation in Articulated Dump Truck design and technology, the E-series presents an evolution that builds upon the proven legacy of the successful D-series, in order to deliver increased production payloads, lower daily operating costs, superior ride quality and uncompromised safety standards.
Key amongst its advantages is unrivalled fuel efficiency – a quality that has already seen the E-series selected by many major names in quarrying, earthmoving and plant hire. The B50E will be on display in Hillhead’s demonstration area, allowing visitors to see the E-series in action and experience its performance first hand.
Several wheeled loaders will also be on stand V1, where Bell Equipment will be showcasing a number of features designed to minimise downtime and improve performance, including QuadCool, the company’s industry-leading cooling system that is unique to Bell Loaders in the UK, as well as the highest “as standard” specification of any wheeled loader in the market. Machines are factory fitted with items that other manufacturers typically include only as optional extras, such as reversing camera and reverse radar detection system, embedded payload system and keyless start with lock-out codes for added security.
“Sometimes size does matter and the B60E certainly has that. It has already proven itself in a number of trials across various industries and we are looking forward to introducing it to visitors at Hillhead, alongside the rest of the evolutionary E-Series and our latest wheeled loader range,” concludes Nick.
Bell Equipment’s E-Series has evolved and Hillhead 2016 will see the UK preview of the latest addition to the range, the ground-breaking B60E.