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ADTs ready to run on HVO fuel

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Bell ADTs that are fully compatible with HVO fuel, such as the B45E pictured, can use HVO fuel without needing dilution with diesel or impacting on engine service intervals. Image credit: Bell Equipment

ADTs ready to run on HVO fuel

 All new Bell Equipment E-series Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) fitted with the Mercedes Benz OM471LA, OM473LA, and OM934/6LA engines are fully compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel, without needing dilution with diesel or impacting on engine service intervals.

According to Bell Equipment ADT Product Manager, Brad Castle, this includes the E-series small truck range available in the Northern Hemisphere, the complete E-series large ADT truck range, and its VersaTruck derivatives, including the latest Water Tankers.

Castle said at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 held in Las Vegas, USA last week, that this marks a significant step forward in the company’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its machines and supporting the transition to a more sustainable future.

HVO fuel is a paraffinic fuel made entirely of renewable waste materials and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90%. “HVO fuel is completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and odourless, making it a safe and clean alternative to traditional fossil fuels. By using HVO in our Bell ADTs customers will reduce their own carbon footprint and contribute to the reduction of global emissions,” said Castle.

No negative impact on engine performance (ADTs ready to run on HVO fuel)  

One of the challenges with earlier types of biodiesel fuels has been its compatibility with diesel engines. However, the current Bell E-series large trucks have been specifically designed and tested to run on HVO fuel without any negative impact on engine performance or service intervals. This means that Bell customers can switch to HVO fuel without any additional costs or downtime for their machines.

A case in point is the UK construction company, Smiths of Gloucester, which recently worked on a contract that required a sustainable fuel solution for all plant and equipment and successfully ran two Bell B30Es on HVO fuel for the duration of the project. The company’s Plant Manager, Rob Davis, says that there was “no detriment to the performance and we’ve been able to successfully refill the machines with diesel for subsequent jobs”.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of the transition to HVO fuel and to offer our customers a sustainable and environmentally friendly fuel option for their ADTs. We’re extremely pleased and encouraged by the positive response from customers who have already made the switch and we are confident that more customers will switch to HVO fuel to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future,” said Castle.

ADTs ready to run on HVO fuel 

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