Roger Bullivant has taken delivery of seven Case 321E compact wheeled loaders in a bid to improve productivity of its ground improvement operations.
The new machines replace Bullivant’s ageing fleet of loading shovels and have been selected to improve productivity through greater capacity and better reliability over the existing fleet. The wheeled loaders will be used by Bullivant’s ground improvement business to support the operation of its vibro stone column rigs.
“After a review of the plant available we shortlisted two machines, plus the Case 321E, which initially was not deemed to be a serious contender,” said Roger Bullivant ground improvement manager Andy Street. “Everybody was expecting one of the others to be the loader of choice, but this changed during the next review stage.”
The two other machines were dismissed due to cost and robustness concerns. “The Case 321E offered better value and was better equipped,” said Street.
One of the features that impressed Bullivant was the self-levelling system, which Street believes will be beneficial when traversing sites to minimise wastage due to spillage from the bucket.
He added: “We also appreciated the attention to detail that Case and its supply partners, White’s Materials Handling and Cabcare, dedicated to ensuring the machines were supplied specifically to our requirements. The bespoke side tip buckets designed by Peter White and his team are vital to increasing productivity and, similarly, the bespoke cab guards designed by Richard Davies and his team at Cabcare will help us protect our units on site.”