Goonvean Aggregates, one of the largest family-owned producers of aggregates in the South West, has returned to Bell Equipment for the purchase of its latest wheeled loader, helping to strengthen its fleet and taking its total of Bell machines to four.
Goonvean’s original three Bell L2606E wheeled loaders were purchased in 2014 following a review of the company’s plant equipment.
“We required a number of robust, reliable wheeled loaders to perform loading and carrying operations, such as destocking from the processing plant and loading road transport. Due to these specific applications there were a number of particular attributes we were looking for, which led us to draw up our own specifications before investigating the market,” explains Kevin Foley, general manager of Goonvean Aggregates.
“Good visuals, a large carrying capacity, the reach of the loader and fuel consumption were key considerations,” continues Kevin.
Working closely with its drivers, Goonvean conducted numerous trials with different manufacturers before choosing the Bell L2606E wheeled loader.
“We have never chosen a vehicle based purely on its brand. We need to know that any machine we buy is capable of doing the job we need it to do – and that is more important than its name. Back in 2014 many people thought we were taking a gamble by buying Bell Equipment, as its wheel loaders were relatively unknown. However, the machine specs met our own and all three original loaders, which have since been consistently working five-and-a-half day weeks under tough conditions, instantly proved their credentials.
“We now have four operating quarries and as such, earlier this year we required an additional wheeled loader to boost our fleet and increase our capacity. It was a clear and easy decision to return to Bell Equipment and its L2606E,” concludes Kevin.
Richard Higgott, sales and marketing manager at Bell Equipment, comments: “Back in 2014 our wheeled loaders were fairly new to the market and were often overlooked due to companies remaining loyal to a particular make. Goonvean was able to see beyond the brand and recognise the quality of our machines and the benefits they could bring to their business.
“We’re delighted that Goonvean has returned to us for its fourth wheeled loader, demonstrating a confidence and trust in our machines and service, which we hope continues well into the future,” adds Richard.