Groeneveld Saves Fellows Bulk Transport Time and Money
Australian based transport company Fellows Bulk Transport, operates on a 24/7 basis. When uptime is key, the benefits of automatic lubrication are featured prominently. Owners Paul and Jenny Fellows talk about the advantages of automatic greasing and their experiences with Groeneveld.
Fellows Bulk Transport is a family owned and operated company founded in 1997 with its head office based in Deniliquin NSW. The company has grown from a single truck operation to a fleet of fifteen trucks, including B Doubles and Road Trains. Fellows currently operates throughout Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria, transporting over 300,000 tons per annum of bulk agricultural products such as grain, sugar cane bagasse, fertiliser, wood chips, lime, animal manures and rice hulls. Grain storage and transport, together with logistics associated with power generation, form the core of the business.
Excellent Service and Support
When asked about his experience with Groeneveld, Paul Fellows answers: “The Groeneveld SingleLine systems have been very reliable. Initially we had some minor issues with the first system installed. But Brendan Campbell, Regional Sales Manager at Groeneveld, helped us out promptly and thoroughly. To us, that strengthened our relationship and was indicative of the level of service Groeneveld would provide to us in the future. This, and the reliability of the system, is a major factor as to why Groeneveld has been our supplier of automatic greasing systems for 15 years. It’s always a good thing to feel you can trust and rely on a supplier. We also appreciate the efficient communication with Groeneveld, one phone call to Brendan is enough to arrange timely service and supply.”
When talking about the SingleLine system itself Paul Fellows explains: “The main benefit to me is the fact that all our truck componentry is being lubricated frequently, during operation. A large part of our business operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week, so it is comfort to know that everything is being constantly greased. I can keep my trucks on the road without wasting time greasing essential componentry. There are also considerable savings in time and labour by not having to grease the trucks manually. I personally service our Deniliquin trucks and detest having to grease them. The SingleLine automatic lubrication system has saved me from an onerous chore”. Brendan Campbell, Regional Sales Manager at Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions Australia adds: “Besides the benefits of not having to grease equipment manually, automatic lubrication comes with some significant benefits. The grease is applied in small quantities during driving, so it will reach the whole surface that has to be lubricated. Besides that, under or over greasing is definitely a thing of the past.”