Bell launches Mark VI ADT range in UK
- 09 March 2010
- Product News
Bell Equipment UK has launched the latest major upgrade to its range of D-Series Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs). The Mark VI upgrades focus largely on health and safety, electronic enhancements and machine security.
Key upgrades include:keyless start to protect machines from theft. A new generation Fleetm@tic fleet management system provides industry's first pole-to-pole satellite coverage. The standard version of Fleetm@tic (Standard version) now provided as standard on all machines.
Fleetm@tic manager Philip Nel said benefits of the new system included the introduction of a unique driver identification enabling customers to create an individual ID for each driver. The ID will be recorded and appear on Fleetm@tic reports with a driver scoring rate to assist customers in identifying drivers who may need more training.
Other changes include shift reports, as customers now have an option of up to three shift reports, starting at customer-selected time intervals.
Nel added: "For customers in the rental sector there are time bar reports to indicate when a machine has been working."
Customers are also able to use Fleetm@tic to create a virtual ‘geofence' around a machine, thereby limiting it to operate only in a specific geographic area with the option of limiting the machine's speed should the machine travel outside its set boundaries.
Fleetm@tic will also send notification to the customer and their nearest service centre when a service is due to ensure that scheduled maintenance takes place to increase the machine's availability.
The Fleetm@tic machine status check sends fault codes on a daily basis and also provides an automatic oil life report.
Cabin refinements on the Mk VI include reduced noise levels due to new hydraulic damper and enhanced cab insulation, while there are also improved driver controls with fully sealed-switch module and automatic park brake selection when in neutral
In a first for Bell, an inclinometer has been added to measures the angle of the machine and cross-references with Bell's on-board weighing system to improve driver safety.
Neville Paynter, managing director of Bell Equipment UK, said: "This upgrade represents a significant step forward in terms of ADT technology.... launching the Mark VI machines in the current economic climate speaks volumes about Bell's commitment to improving the safety, reliability and efficiency that consistently provides our customers with the lowest cost-per-tonne production ADTs in the business."
The Mark VI range is expected to be Bell's final D-Series upgrade before it launches a new E-Series range in the next few years.
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Bell Equipment UK Ltd
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