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Bell Equipment Company was founded in 1951 by Dorman Bell as the exclusive dealer for Elgin Sweeper Company covering the lower peninsula of the State of Michigan. Since then, many lines have been added and our territories have expanded. We are now in the third generation of Bell family ownership. We are grateful for the many customers, manufacturers and employees who have crossed our threshold as we enter our 69th year of business.

Jimmy Bell - President of Bell Equipment Company

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

First and foremast, I hope this finds you safe, well and in good health. My, how our world has suddenly changed. We, like you, are doing all of the prudent things to protect our employees and have modified the way we do business. As we enter our 69th year of business, we want you to know that we are more committed than ever to bringing you the products, service and support that you have come to expect from Bell Equipment Company. I offer my sincere gratitude for your support over many years and, God willing, look forward to enjoying our relationships for many more years to come. Be safe, be well!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         – Jimmy

PROUDLY REPRESENTING THESE MANUFACTURERS

THERE FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT NEEDS

  • New + Used Equipment Sales

  • Environmental Equipment Rentals

  • Repair Services for Street, Sewer, Snow, Inspection and Refuse Equipment

  • Operation, Safety, and Maintenance Training

  • Experienced + Factory Trained Service Technicians

  • Detailed Inspections

  • On-site Repair + Diagnostics Services

  • Large OEM Parts Inventories

  • Preventative Maintainence

JUST LIKE NEW

USED EQUIPMENT

Looking for top quality, previously owned equipment? Bell Equipment Company has an extensive inventory of used and ”off rent” refuse, recycling & street sweeping equipment. Visit www.BellEquip.com to discover what you’re looking for within our ever growing inventory.

Our Used Equipment Manager, Chris Baldas, can assist you with your search. Chris can be reached at 248-697-1131 or cbaldas@bellequip.com.

 

GO TO USED INVENTORY

FIELD SERVICE VEHICLES ON STANDBY

Our certified techs are available for on-site repairs and diagnostics using our always ready and able field service trucks.

  • PNEUMATIC SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

  • FLEET AUDIT INSPECTIONS ON ALL MAKES

  • IN FIELD HYDRAULIC OIL AND FILTER CHANGES

  • FULLY FUNCTIONAL CRANE OPERATION

  • HYDRAULIC & ELECTRICAL DIAGNOSIS

  • ON-SITE OXY / ACETYLENE WELDING

  • CNG FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTIONS

SERVICE TECH SPOTLIGHT

HEIL PYTHON®

AUTOMATED ARM RETROFITS FOR COMPETITIVE ARM USERS

These retrofits replace an EZ pack OEM arm with a Heil Python® automated arm. The total process takes about 1-1.5 weeks to complete. This includes removing the original arm, installing the Heil arm and brackets, wiring controls and plumbing in hydraulics. The Heil arm also has autolift capabilities. To date we have completed just over 25 retrofits. We do offer transportation to and from customer’s location as well for these upgrades.

Heil is the leader in automated refuse collection and offers three automated arm configurations which include the Python®, the Rapid Rail® and the new Command SST®.

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PURCHASING CONTRACTS

Are you aware that the majority of our products are available for purchase via a multitude of state and national purchasing contracts? These include the State of Michigan MiDeal, Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) and National IPA (NIPA). A complete list of all of our available contracts can be accessed via the contracts page of our website at www.bellequip.com
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ELGIN

STREET SWEEPER RENTALS

We currently have over thirty new and late model Elgin sweepers in our rental fleet which is comprised of mechanical, vacuum and regenerative air machines to suit your specific sweeping application. All of our vacuum sweepers are equipped with catch basin cleaners to allow for additional machine utilization. Our fleet is GPS equipped and is available for weekly, monthly, yearly or seasonal rentals.

Contact our Rental Manager, Chris Baldas by phone @ 248-697-1131 or Email @ cbaldas@bellequip.com to book your rental today.

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PREMIER

REFUSE COLLECTION RENTALS

Bell Equipment Company has been partnering with Premier for many years to offer our mutual customers high quality, properly equipped refuse collection rental vehicles. This has become very popular with our Michigan and Ohio customers as it allows for immediate utilization of late model, properly specified, well-maintained equipment without the need for substantial capital outlay.
These rentals are ideal for new contract start-ups, down truck situations or seasonal collection requirements such as yard waste or leaf collection programs. Daily, weekly, monthly or longer terms are available. Trucks are spotted at both of our Michigan and Ohio facilities and at Premier’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio to allow for quick delivery. Front loaders, rear loaders, automated side loaders, roll offs, hook lifts and roll off trailers are all part of Premier’s impressive fleet.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting us at 248-370-0000 or Premier at 800-825-1255.

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PARTS! PARTS! AND MORE PARTS!

We have over one million dollars in parts inventory to provide for immediate delivery. We offer free daily parts deliveries to our customers in the greater metropolitan Detroit, MI and Columbus, OH areas along with same day shipping for most parts orders placed before 5:00 PM.

PARTS DEPARTMENT STAFF

MICHIGAN

MOBILE PARTS WEST MI & U.P.

OHIO

MOBILE PARTS OHIO

INSPECTION CAMERA SUPPORT

Bell Equipment Company is your “Go To” for Envirosight camera service and parts needs. We’re committed to providing you with the support you need to keep your equipment working properly. We have a large stock of Envirosight parts for your convenience and technicians who specialize in Envirosight service and repairs.

“We’re committed to providing you with the support you need to keep your equipment working properly.”

AWARD WINNING

JETSCAN

HD VIDEO NOZZLE

FROM

ENVIROSIGHT

The Jetscan video nozzle is affordable, dependable and versatile.

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JETSCAN

WIRELESS HD VIDEO NOZZLE

Environmental Protection awarded Envirosight’s Jetscan its New Product of the Year Award. This award recognizes innovative organizations and products that actively work to make the jobs of environmental professionals easier. In fact, Jetscan earned the highest score of all entries in the competition.
The next-generation Jetscan HD video nozzle ensures you can always see inside the line you’re cleaning, with Wi-Fi tablet-based control and viewing, plus wireless charging.

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SEWER CAMERA CRAWLER

ROVVER X SAT II

LATERAL LAUNCH

FROM

ENVIROSIGHT

Find Gas Line Cross Bores Efficiently

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Whether you’re locating cross bores, performing pre-acceptance inspection or hunting down illicit flows, lateral inspection is all about pushing past obstacles and maximizing productivity, The ROVVER X SAT II lateral launch crawler system is redesigned from the ground up to give you industry-leading productivity, range and reliability, while keeping your cost of maintenance and ownership low.

Answer Any Lateral Launch Challenge. The adaptable design of ROVVER X SAT II helps you perform cross bore inspection under a wide range of sewer pipe conditions.

Keep Cross Bore Inspection Profitable. Head-turning power and speed help you get past obstacles and complete launches quicker.

Perform Sewer Inspection with Efficiency and Confidence. Multiple onboard cameras and sensors feed into a control interface that makes finding gas line cross bores feel like second nature.

TRACKLESS VEHICLES – WIFI CONNECTED DIAGNOSTIC

TRACKLESS MT7 TRACTORS GET CONNECTED

Trackless now offers an optional diagnostic feature which allows our electronic diagnostic team to connect directly into all 11 MT7 ECUs, including the engine ECU using WiFi. This can reduce downtime and service calls should there be a problem or concern. After a one time charge for the option, there are no fees or charges of any kind. Simply call Trackless Tech Support and a technician will connect through your cell phone allowing a connection anywhere there is cell phone service. This option complements the onboard diagnostic system that comes standard in every MT7 tractor.
If you are in the market for a year-round machine, contact Bell Equipment, trusted dealer of Trackless Vehicles like the Municipal Tractor MT7 with interchangeable, all season attachments. We also operate a service center in Michigan and Ohio to ensure your machines are all working properly, all year round.

NO MONTHLY / ANNUAL FEES Expedite the diagnostic process
Can be added to any MT7 1st on the market with no recurring cost
Connect through cell phones Reduce downtime

3rd Eye offers the very best Truck Camera Systems, Fleet Mangement Solutions, Vehicle Behavioral Analytics and Fleet Safety Solutions.

3rd EYE

ALL OF YOUR TRUCKS. ONE CONNECTION. ONE VISION.

3RD Eye has developed the industry-leading truck camera systems and monitors, designed to withstand shock and vibrations up 10G, repel water intrusion, salt and handle extreme temperatures. 3rd Eye’s truck camera systems are available with recording capabilities through our built-in SD card monitors and stand-alone mobile DVR units.
To date, Bell Equipment Company has installed multiple systems to various fleet customers including the City of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio and Boren Brothers.

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Heil HALO

HEIL H.A.L.O.®

IMPROVED SAFETY. ONE BUTTON FUNCTIONALITY

Finding, hiring and training new drivers is expensive. Operator turnover means that fleet owners incur lower productivity from new drivers as well as higher maintenance costs from operators not familiar with dumping commercial containers. Heil’s Half/Pack® front loaders equipped with H.A.L.O. controls safely dumps a container with the press of one button, allowing the operator to focus on safety operating the front loader. Fleet owners now have operators that are safer and more productive on day one.
Every container pickup has a cost. TCC is a metric that fleet owners are increasingly paying attention to. This correlates the overall cost of the asset, i.e., vehicle cost, fuel, maintenance, tags, depreciation, labor, etc., divided by the number of customers serviced each day. The lower the TCC, the higher the overall Return On Investment of the vehicle.
By equipping your fleet with new H.A.L.O. technology, you can instantly improve your TCC and gain an immediate advantage over those running a competitors product, something we call the H.A.L.O. Effect.

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DETROIT’S DOWNTOWN HAS A NEW AND POWERFUL TOOL

ARTICLE

WANT A CLEAN DOWNTOWN?

INVEST IN PEOPLE & A SHINY NEW TRASH TRUCK

Finding, hiring and training new drivers is expensive. Operator turnover means that fleet owners incur lower productivity from new drivers as well as higher maintenance costs from operators not familiar with dumping commercial containers. Heil’s Half/Pack® front loaders equipped with H.A.L.O. controls safely dumps a container with the press of one button, allowing the operator to focus on safety operating the front loader. Fleet owners now have operators that are safer and more productive on day one.
Every container pickup has a cost. TCC is a metric that fleet owners are increasingly paying attention to. This correlates the overall cost of the asset, i.e., vehicle cost, fuel, maintenance, tags, depreciation, labor, etc., divided by the number of customers serviced each day. The lower the TCC, the higher the overall Return On Investment of the vehicle.
By equipping your fleet with new H.A.L.O. technology, you can instantly improve your TCC and gain an immediate advantage over those running a competitors product, something we call the H.A.L.O. Effect.

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BELL RINGER NEWS

The Eagles Have Landed In Wayne County

The Wayne County Department of Public Services took delivery of seven new Elgin Eagle four-wheel mechanical street sweepers in March of this year. Featuring a dual engine power plant, a large high-dumping hopper, dual 46” gutter brooms and highway speed transport, you will see these majestic birds working on the highways, roadways and streets throughout greater Wayne County.

We would sincerely like to thank the Wayne County Department of Public Services for placing their trust and confidence in Elgin Sweeper and Bell Equipment Company.

Bell Joins The Associated Equipment Distributors

Bell Equipment became a member of the Associated Equipment Dealers, otherwise known as AED, in January of this year. Founded in 1919, AED is an organization of equipment distributors providing ongoing education, training and best management practices for all aspects of equipment distribution including Sales, Service, Parts and Rentals. Bell Equipment President, Jimmy Bell stated, “We are making a substantial investment to join this highly regarded organization which will allow us to learn and become better at what we do which will ultimately benefit our customers, employees and stakeholders”.

WELCOME ABOARD

TITAN LEAF SOLUTIONS

FROM

BONNELL INDUSTRIES INC.

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Titan Leaf Solutions Cover

Feburary 2020, We are so excited to welcome Bonnell Titan Leaf Solutions to the Bell Equipment Company family as a valued manufacturer!

Based in Dixon, Illinois, Bonnell Industries Truck & Road Equipment is a three-generation family owned company that is known throughout the industry for producing the highest quality tools for municipal and commercial application since 1960. Bell Equipment and Titan Leaf Solutions share many of the same core values when it comes to business. We are looking forward to working together to bring Bonnell’s leaf vacuums to our customers in Michigan, while upholding the excellent customer service and product quality we are both known for. Bonnell holds Sourcewell and HGACBUY contracts and is also on Bell Equipment Company’s MiDeal contract.

HEIL HALF PACK

LOW RIDER

PRODUCTIVITY WITH A LOW-PROFILE ATTITUDE

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Heil’s new Half/Pack® LowRider™ delivers both residential and commercial performance that will change the way fleet
owners define productivity and safety. Hitting the streets 12” lower than a standard front loader and tipping the scales at 4,150 lbs. less than our standard Half/Pack, fleet owners can service more customers and pack up to two tons more payload. Combine that with Odyssey™ Hydraulic Controls and Lightning Cylinders, add a conservative 12% fuel savings and a 23% faster container dump cycle than a non-Lightning equipped Heil front loader.

WHIRLWIND 1

POWERFUL. DURABLE. PURE VACUUM SWEEPER

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Greater efficiency. Quieter operation. Lower maintenance costs.

The Elgin whirlwind1 is the first in North America with variable speed devide (VSD) technology. Elgin Sweeper is introducing the Whirlwind1 vacuum sweeper, which shares the same innovative technology as the Crosswind1 regenerative air sweeper. The Whirlwind1 is ideally suited for uneven, patched roads and jobs involving dirt, sand, millings, and road debris while also being recognized as a proven tool for maintenance and restoration of permeable pavement. The VSD, installed between the chassis engine and the transmission allows the engine to simultaneously power both the truck and the sweeper, the operator is able to switch between road and work modes with a push of a button, without the need to stop and engage the parking brake. The controls on the Whirlwind1 are simple and intuitive, allowing all operators to expertly sweep with minimal training.

FEATURED EQUIPMENT

REGEN X

EASY TO USE, EASY TO CLEAN, AND EASY TO MAINTAIN

ELGIN SWEEPER COMPANY

regen x mid dump regenerative sweeper
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Regen X by Elgin Sweeper

The RegenX is the only sweeper that can dump into roll-off containers while still boasting a large 8 yard capacity. Maximizes operational efficiency without additional premium mechanical parts, such as a scissor lift.

This new regenerative air sweeper is built with the quality and proven technology that is the hallmark of Elgin Sweeper vehicles, but is easier to service, simpler to operate and easier to clean than competitive regenerative air products — in fact, the smooth design of its hopper and 50-degree dump angle could make the RegenX the easiest sweeper to clean in the industry. The RegenX also maximizes operator efficiency without the addition of premium mechanical parts, such as a scissor lift, that increase cost and can reduce capacity. As a result, the RegenX is the only sweeper in the industry to offer the ability to dump into roll-off containers while still boasting an impressive 8 yard capacity.

WHY REGEN X?

  • Roll-Off Dump Height with 50° Dump Angle and 8yd3 Hopper
    • • Avoid double-handling, driving back to the facility to dump, and environmental ground-dumping restrictions
  • Incredibly Easy to Clean
    • • Simple hopper – rounded corners and external self-dumping dust separator
    • • Easy-access washout doors for dust separator and pickup head
    • • Cable-controlled drop-down screens standard
  • Easy to Service
    • • Easy to access components with locations determined by experienced service technicians
    • • Bolt-on wear parts wherever possible (dust separator, hopper inlet, etc.)
    • • Simple design with no control modules for sweeper functions
  • Reliable
    • • Better cleanout and easier serviceability leads to more reliability
    • • Highly efficient dust separator and large screen surface area reduce carryover and sand blasting
    • • Overall simple design – less moving parts, more uptime
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 20+ YEARS EMPLOYEES

Jimmy Bell
Jimmy BellPresident
31 years
Dan Bell
Dan BellEast Michigan Sales
20 years
Clark Bushman
Clark BushmanMetro Detriot Sales
36 years
John Horvath
John HorvathService Manager
38 Years
Bob Boruta
Bob BorutaWest Michigan Parts & Service
32 Years
Steve Sauer
Steve SauerParts Manager
36 years
Josh Calabris
Josh CalabrisParts & Shipping
20 years
Tracy Spencer
Tracy SpencerOffice Manager
23 Years

THANK YOU

STEVE SAUER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

After nearly 36 years at Bell Equipment Company, Steve Sauer announced his retirement effective May 1st. Steve’s contagious enthusiasm, friendly demeanor and wealth of knowledge will be greatly missed. Highly respected by our customers, manufacturers and employees, he has laid a solid foundation for his successor Josh Calabris. President Jimmy Bell stated, “I will be forever indebted to Steve as he has done many things for me, my family and our company over three and a half decades”. Please join us in wishing Steve the best on a well-deserved retirement.

2019 FS / ELGIN PRESIDENTS CHALLENGE AWARD

Clark Bushman won the Federal signal / Elgin Sweeper Presidents Challenge for the 3rd year in a row. Clark led the region by selling 19 Elgin units! 7 of which were Elgin Eagles sold to the Wayne County Road Commission which are the first Elgin sweepers ever purchased by the county from Bell Equipment in conjunction with Elgin Sweeper Company.
Congratulations Clark!

Enjoy Jamaica! Let’s make it a fourth year in a row!

BELL WELCOMES MISSY BURNS

We are excited to announce that we have secured the services of Business Strategist Missy Burns to oversee and manage the implementation, training and launch of our new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Missy will work closely with our sales, marketing and management staff during this process. Once this project is completed, Missy will be joining the Bell Team as our CRM Administrator.

WELCOME ABOARD MISSY!