2nd Edition 2016
Looking after our roots
A farmer will tell you that for a plant to survive and prosper you need to sustain its roots. At Bell Equipment our roots are in the agricultural and forestry industries and over the decades we have remained dedicated to the continuous improvement of these products. This business philosophy has been carried through as the company has expanded and realised opportunities in other sectors.
One of Bell Equipment’s earliest machines was the Bell Series I Haulage Tractor, which was first manufactured in 1977. It provided our agricultural and forestry customers with a heavy duty, purpose-built haulage tool to complement our Tri-Wheeler range that was already widely accepted and had been in existence for over a decade.
The longevity of these Tractors is unquestionable, with a fair population of these original machines still hard at work almost 40 years later. However, technology is constantly improving and in this edition you will read how the Bell Haulage Tractors have evolved into the Series IV generation, with our continuous improvement process delivering some valuable and impressive productivity benefits.
This new range was showcased at the 2016 Nampo Show in May where it attracted a great deal of attention and we look forward the Series IV generation further building on our proud hauler heritage.
Group Chief Executive
Reflecting on a successful Bauma 2016 - P4
Modi Mining strengthens its roots in mining with Bell fleet - P8
uThukela’s seven Bell TLBs boost service delivery - P10
Former SAPPI forester builds a contracting business with Bell - P12
Bell efficiency drive covers underground ADT range - P15
Blurock Quarries grows Bell fleet with Finlay units - P16
Bell introduces Mercedes Benz engines to new Haulage Tractors - P18
Standardising on Bell machines makes sense for Afrimat KZN and Free State - P20
Mashova Plant loads up with Bell for Nacala coal terminal contract - P22
Johnson Bricks builds on a solid foundation with its Bell fleet - P24
Dreykon Klus standardises with Bell and Bomag fleet - P26
Appeal of Tier 4 certified B30E furthers relationship with MJ Church - P28
Genuine parts and daily checks keep CP Plant Hire’s TLBs in high demand - P30
Coastal Hire Rustenburg goes big with Bell - P32
Bell CSI project makes a meaningful impact in Port St Johns - P34
New workshop facility reinforces Bell UK’s commitment to machine servicing - P36
Bell Promo Shop - P38