Bell Equipment to exhibit waste-spec wheeled loaders at RWM
- 31 August 2011
- Company & Industry News
Bell Equipment UK will be exhibiting for the first time at the RWM exhibition at Birmingham's NEC in September.
The heavy plant manufacturer will be displaying its range of waste-spec wheeled loaders, which have been specifically designed for the waste and recycling industry, and will be giving away a free iPad to one lucky stand visitor each day.
The waste and recycling industry has become a significant market for Bell since launching its six-strong range of E-Series loaders in the UK less than three years ago.
Bell UK has previously built its reputation around its market-leading articulated dump trucks (ADTs), some of which have also been adapted for use in the waste and recycling industry over the years. But its loaders have helped widen the company's reputation for supplying strong, reliable machines.
Neville Paynter, managing director of Bell UK, said: "We recognised early on that our loading shovels, while perfect for quarrying and earthmoving applications, have a major part to play in the UK waste and recycling industry.
"This fact has been borne out already by the UK waste and recycling customers who have already purchased Bell loaders. We hope to impress many more when we get a chance to show our excellent machines at RWM in September."
The most stand-out feature for waste handling operations is Bell's unique QuadCool cooling system, which is one of the many standard-spec features on all of Bell's loaders.
QuadCool vastly reduces the potential for debris build up due to the harsh and dusty environments common in waste and recycling operations.
The QuadCool system places the wide-core radiator, transmission, axle, hydraulic and air-to-air coolers in a separate compartment to the engine. The individual mounting of wide-core radiators on Bell's loader range eliminates debris collection in between radiators, which is common in other manufacturers' machines.
With Bell's E-Series loaders, steel access panels have fine mesh screens to filter cooling air as it enters the QuadCool system. The holes in the screen are substantially smaller than the wide-core radiators, so any debris drawn in passes straight through the system, thus extending intervals between cleaning — and increasing up-time. The fins per square inch on the Bell wide-core radiators are significantly less than those of other manufacturers, which greatly reduces the chance of debris build up.
The QuadCool system is also set up to provide the best maintenance access in the industry to all radiators, allowing easy access for easy, quick and thorough cleaning.
Included "as standard" in the system is the automatic reversing fan, which reverses the air flow for 30 seconds at intervals determined by the operator, depending on site conditions. It blows any accumulated debris away from the radiators, maintaining cooling efficiency and increasing productive times by further reducing the need for cleaning.
In addition, QuadCool features a proportional fan speed, which operates independently to the engine. When compared with a more common engine-driven fan, the benefits of the Bell system include reduced noise levels, increased fuel economy due to the reduced drain on the engine, and lower operating costs.
Bell's loaders, which range from the utility size L1204E to the large production model L2606E, have the highest "as standard" specification in the industry
UK customers who have already purchased Bell loaders include Premier Waste, GĂ¶rrel, Slough Heat & Power (Scottish & Southern Energy), Tom Waste Solutions and Earthline.
*Bell can be found at RWM between September 13-15 in the outdoor exhibition area at stand OA187. Bell will be giving away an Apple iPad to one lucky visitor to its stand each day at the show.