Grundon Sand & Gravel has purchased a new Bell L2606E Wheeled Loader in a move designed to bolster productivity and streamline its processes.

The company, which operates from several depots across the south of England, actively extracts and produces a broad range of aggregates and minerals for the construction, landscaping and leisure markets at its sand and gravel quarries.

Grundon’s quarrying operations have recently required the addition of new machinery, prompting the acquisition of the L2606E from Bell Equipment, a firm renowned for machine reliability and fuel efficiency.

Simon Dickens, Aggregates Manager at Grundon Sand & Gravel Ltd, was responsible for the purchase of the Bell L2606E and explains his rationale:

“Fundamentally, I was in need of a new loading shovel for quarry use that would be suitable for aiding gravel processing and loading lorries. As we’d had positive experiences with Bell in the past, both in terms of machine capability and customer service, I didn’t hesitate in returning to see what they could do for us this time.”

Grundon Sand & Gravel Ltd is part of the Grundon Waste Management Group, who is the foremost suppliers of integrated waste management and environmental solutions. The Group has become recognised for providing a total waste management service aimed at reducing, recycling, and appropriately disposing of all wastes. The Group’s association with Bell dates back to 2010, when “the first Bell machine we brought onto site impressed the quarry team no end, with the strength of its engine, sound transmission, and trouble-free operation. Since then the vehicle has truly performed and rarely caused an issue. It has been fuel efficient and hassle-feel.

“We have also been satisfied with Bell Equipment’s customer service, after feeling other suppliers in the market had become complacent. With Bell we feel assured that should an issue occur, the support team will get it resolved at speed; keeping our equipment moving, and productivity flowing.

“Concerning price scale, I’d say Bell holds a middle position; however, they certainly provide the right machines, contracts, and warranties for us – which makes the Bell L2606E Loader the ideal solution for our quarry.”