Kelston Sparkes Group has acquired additional Bell Equipment B50D ADTs
Earthmoving contractor Kelston Sparkes Group has added four additional Bell Equipment B50D articulated dump trucks (ADTs), bringing the total number of this model to ten.
Established in Bristol, south-west England, in 1952, Kelston Sparkes has grown to operate one of the largest fleets of ADTs in the UK, and has continually strived to increase the capabilities of its fleet, with the addition of larger excavators, crushers, screens, bulldozers and rollers.
The company now operates a taskforce of over 200 plant and earthmoving vehicles, as part of its ever evolving and expanding fleet.
“We required articulated dump trucks for their versatility, but we also needed a much larger load capacity than the current 40ton dump trucks we operate, due to the long-haul distances coupled with the knowledge that our customers are very fuel focused,” says Rob Stark, director.
“We found that Bell’s B50D model could meet both those requirements, delivering a 2:1 heaped capacity of 28m³, and a rated payload of 45,400kg; figures that could provide a real pay-off for the customer.
“We initially invested in four machines, each with a Mercedes Benz turbo-charged and inter-cooled engine, a feature that really makes a difference in terms of fuel efficiency.”
An additional two models were acquired towards the end of 2016, and now the further four vehicles in 2017.