Bentley Quarry is a local New South Wales family-operated business specialising in basalt products. Run by Rob and Sarah McKenzie, it offers a range of gravel supplies, including weathered basalt, which meets all level one compaction requirements.
In addition to quarry products, the business also provides a series of vehicle hiring options, which include a reliable and modern fleet of truck and dogs for wet and dry hire, 24-tonne excavators and loaders with trade-approved scales available for wet and dry conditions.
To keep up with industry demand within the region, Bentley Quarry turned to MaxiTRANS and its Hamelex White range.
For maximum payload, low tare weight and a total commitment to customer satisfaction, MaxiTRANS claims the industry can depend on Hamelex White tippers to deliver. The Hamelex White range includes specific models tailored for the haulage of construction and quarry materials, ranging from rigid truck bodies, three to six-axle dog trailers, A-doubles and road train applications.
To suit the needs of its freight task, Bentley Quarry opted for a Hamelex White truck body with a four-axle dog trailer. The unit has already been deployed in the fleet and is now supplying the Northern Rivers region in NSW with quarry products between Tweed Heads, Tamworth and Warwick.
While this is the fleet’s first experience with a Hamelex White dog trailer, Rob knew from past experiences with the OEM that it would be a good choice.
“We went out to purchase two new Mack Tridents and needed bins, and MaxiTRANS could get the job done in the timeframe that we needed,” he says. “We’ve been using their Hamelex White rigid bodies for over two years, and they’ve always supplied a good product.”
In addition to the list of standard inclusions featured in the Hamelex White range, Bentley Quarry took the extra step by venturing into the field of Performance-Based Standards (PBS). The truck and dog trailer has been set up as a 19-metre combination under PBS guidelines and also comes with a series of extra features. These include rock sheeting on the sides and tailgate, a retractable tarp and Hendrickson airbag suspension on the dog trailer.
“It’s a good, neat, tidy unit,” Rob says. “It’s performed great in its operations so far.”
MaxiTRANS’ in-house PBS specialists worked very closely with Bentley Quarry to design the combination with the aim of maximising the total payload and delivering greater efficiency for the whole combination, all while ensuring access requirements were met. As specialists in PBS and having proven success in this area, Hamelex White delivered – unlocking greater productivity benefits and efficiency for Bentley Quarry in its northern NSW operations.Source: MaxiTRANS.
To take delivery of the new truck and dog combination, Bentley Quarry engaged with MaxiTRANS’ local dealer, Trailer Sales, which Rob says was a great help.
“Trailer Sales were great with this purchase, which is our second rigid body through them,” he says. “It was a teamed-up effort between them and Southside Truck Centre in Lismore, and it just made the whole process much easier.”
Trailer Sales Bulk Equipment Sales Specialist, Roger Miller, has been Rob’s main point of contact throughout the process. He says Rob was great to deal with, and in getting to know his company’s needs, Roger learned quickly that PBS was going to deliver the best returns for Bentley Quarry’s freight task.
“Our business prides itself on truly understanding our customer’s needs first before recommending a solution that’s going to deliver the best returns suited to their specific freight task,” he says. “With local parts and servicing support, we believe in building long term partnerships with customers. As a partner to the transport industry, we want to help ensure our customers are getting the best returns from their equipment and that we are here to deliver ongoing support whenever it’s needed.”
The Hamelex White truck body and dog tipper combination is mainly purpose-built for quarry and construction applications, and by bringing PBS into the mix, Rob says everything has worked out perfectly for Bentley Quarry.
“We’ve had a great experience with the Hamelex White product,” he says. “I’m sure we will look at purchasing another one in the future.”
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