Bell Beefs Up The RJV Fleet

One of six Bell B50D water tankers responsible for dust suppression on haul roads and loading areas.

RJ Vincent & Co (RJV) is a privately owned Western Australian civil contracting company specialising in civil infrastructure, mining services and marine infrastructure. Since 1955, the company has proven itself as a specialist contractor in all aspects of bulk earthworks and now runs one of the most extensive fleets in Perth with over 200 pieces of heavy plant and equipment.

Expansion across a diverse array of projects and demand for innovative and versatile equipment solutions continues to drive the company to invest in the latest equipment. Bell Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) have proven the brand of choice for RJ Vincent with the company now boasting a fleet of 35 B50D ADTs. The fleet also features two Hitachi EX1200-6 hydraulic excavators and a Hitachi ZX850H excavator suited to loading both the Bell trucks and RJV’s larger rigid dump trucks.

General Manager of RJ Vincent, Andrew Pilgrim, said the company was very pleased with the 50 tonne ADT range as they are ideal for the type of work undertaken as well as their performance in fulfilling project requirements.

“The B50D ADTs were purchased due to their load carrying capacity and versatility for operating in all environments,” he said.

RJ Vincent team members with some of the Bell ADT fleet

Six of the Bell B50D trucks have been converted into water tankers, each with a capacity to store 46,000 litres of water, and responsible for dust suppression on haul roads and around loading areas.

“Operators have been really impressed with the fingertip operation of the Bell B50D controls and the easy maintenance of the trucks,” indicated Andrew. “Low fuel consumption, excellent operator comfort and easy to read monitors in the cab are clear advantages in the Bell machines.”

As the exclusive distributor of Bell equipment in Australia, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is dedicated to the delivery and support of RJV’s Bell ADT fleet.

“The team at Hitachi understand our requirements and assist us on many levels,” said Andrew.

“The Welshpool workshop delivers an excellent standard of work and we always receive a positive attitude from the product support team.”

HCA is proud to recognise RJV’s recent purchase of the 100th Bell B50D ADT sold in Australia. This milestone was celebrated at an exclusive presentation in Western Australia attended by representatives from HCA, RJV and Bell Equipment.

Andrew highlighted the significance of what this milestone meant to RJV. “It is a pleasure to be part of this milestone as we believe we have been instrumental in introducing the 50 tonne ADTs into our type of bulk earthworks in the Australian civil industry,” he said.

“The B50D ADTs were purchased due to their load carrying capacity and versatility for operating in all environments.”

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