Site safety the priority for JN Bentley Ltd

Chippindale Plant has announced a site dumper supply agreement with JN Bentley Ltd.

The contract will see Chippindale provide the civil engineering business with four, heavy-duty Mecalac TA9 units.

With globally-renowned clients including Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent and United Utilities, specifying high-end equipment to maximise on-site safety is a key priority for JN Bentley. As part of the agreement, each of the four models will be fitted with a number of state-of-the-art technologies, setting the standards for safe equipment operation.

Alongside high-visibility step and hand rails, green flashing seatbelt beacons and road light kits for legal highway travel, Mecalac’s Hazard Detection technology has been fitted as standard.

Using radio-frequency energy at long wavelengths to bounce-off remote objects, Hazard Detection works in much the same way as parking sensors on a car – identifying unseen obstacles and alerting the driver through a screen on the vehicle’s dashboard, alongside proximity warning alarms. Developed in partnership with Vision Techniques, the technology prioritises safety while maintaining operator efficiency.

Nigel Chippindale, Joint Managing Director at Chippindale Plant, commented: “As one of our longest-serving clients, we’ve worked closely with JN Bentley for more than 40 years, delivering a regular supply of site dumpers and other compaction equipment. Thanks to this relationship, we were able to provide the exact equipment in a timely manner when it came to further expanding the company’s fleet.

“As well as reliability, durability and fuel efficiency, specifying equipment that ensures the highest levels of on-site safety is a key corporate priority for JN Bentley. With a state-of-the-art suite of model technologies, Mecalac equipment is the perfect solution. Specifically designed to maximise operator efficiency while setting the standards in on-site safety, there’s a perfect model for every application.”

Alongside Hazard Detection capability, new feature additions to the Mecalac site dumper range include Stop/Start Control, Autoshift technology, Powershift transmission and Capture Telematics.

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