Bell Equipment North America began the company’s E-series articulated dump truck roll-out at ConExpo-Con/Agg, starting with the B25E and the B30E.
Incorporating the latest developments in 6×6 technology, the E-Series features customer-focused advancements and high level automated machine protection, says CEO Gary Bell. “The all-new truck platform has been specifically engineered to handle future emissions requirements and take ADT innovation into the next era,” says Bell.
Targeting fuel operating costs, Bell optimized engine power and fuel consumption with software that controls retardation, cooling and charging of accumulators. The E-series improvements also include changing the front suspension to an A-frame layout for a more independent ride, and incorporating Allison transmissions.
The E-series has an automatically engaged inter-axle differential lock (IDL) which gives the truck full automatic traction control. A sensor identifies when an axle loses traction and engages the IDL function.
The B25E and B30E both have limited slip differentials in each axle so the cross locking of wheels is automatically achieved with no operator interaction. Onboard diagnostics can store up to 72 hours of machine operation, and the E-series features proactive advance warnings for the hydraulic system.
Cab features include a full color screen and automotive mouse interface to control the sealed display unit. The standard reversing camera can be integrated into the display. The Isringhausen seat has its own suspension and dampening system to reduce whole body vibration and deliver a more comfortable ride. The seat’s three-point safety harness can be configured so that the truck’s engine will only start once the harness is fastened.
Additional features include keyless ignition, HillAssist, Bin Tip Prevention, Auto Park Application, standard Turbo Spin Protection and standard On-Board Weighing.