A&L McCrae ran trials with another manufacturer’s ADT but decided it couldn’t match the performance and reliability it had already experienced with Bell.
A&L McCrae owns and operates the Barrachander Quarry, in Argyll, while also running a plant hire and haulage division. It uses ADTs to transport rock armour from the quarry up and down the west coast of Scotland, as well as carting rock from local borrow pits on road lines.
This is the third time that McCrae has turned to Bell. Originally, the company used two B25Ds. After three years, those machines were replaced with B30Ds. Now, the latest fleet renewal sees the arrival of E-series machines from Bell, the latest generation.
“Armouring shorelines to protect land against water erosion is a serious business, and one which makes a considerable difference in preserving our coastline and water-side structures,” says Alistair McCrae. “To fulfil this task effectively, the machinery used to cart stones and rocks needs to be truly fit for purpose.”
He continues: “To this end, we researched the market to pinpoint appropriate equipment, and initially entered discussions with one of Bell’s competitors, but soon discovered that in actuality we’d be far better off returning to Bell. The reliability and performance of the machines themselves is backed up with a level of customer service that’s second-to-none.”
Which was of course all music to the ears of Bell’s regional sales manager, Sandy Fairweather: “Knowing that the company has thoroughly researched the market, and even considered options elsewhere, yet still returned to Bell, provides us with further confidence that the machines we’re manufacturing deliver the best ADT results to satisfy the needs of A&L McCrae. With assurance like that, we couldn’t wish for a better testament to support the desirability of our equipment.”