Established in 2007, the Batched on Site Association (BSA) was formed to represent the interests of operators of mobile batching plants (MBPs). The primary reason for its formation was in response to authorities trying to secure convictions against the sector for operating vehicles over 32 tonnes. The sector successfully launched a legal challenge against these convictions and the law was subsequently changed.
The BSA continues to represent the industry and works to promote high industry standards and also to keep members up to date with all the latest information from within the UK’s MBP sector.
Jared Dunbar is the co-ordinator of the BSA in the UK and he feels the organisation has a vital role to play in the industry. “Collectively the BSA has a stronger voice than any single operator would have and we have been able to have meetings with a number of ministers, the DfT and a number of traffic commissioners. This has enabled us to shape the outcome of legislative changes.”
The BSA also has an important job to do within the industry in promoting the importance of road safety and to this end, the organisation introduced the BSA Charter (or Declaration of Adherence) for its members to sign up to.
Jared explains: “The intention of the Charter is to drive safety standards up within the industry and introduce good practice.”
Bay-Lynx UK has signed up to the charter and continues to do its bit in making sure safety is a top priority. Bay-Lynx’s Mark Reeve is a member of the BSA committee and according to Jared is an invaluable member of the team, saying “Mark is in constant communication, providing important information on the sector and offering suggestions of ways we can take steps to try to improve the sector’s interests.”
Other professional associations Bay-Lynx is affiliated to include the AWS, CWB, NRMCA and the VMMB, all of which help to put the business on the map in the UK and globally, and give customers complete peace of mind that their business is in the hands of true professionals.
Safety first is the message from Bay-Lynx and Dawes Highway Safety…
BAY-Lynx has been announced as the latest official supplier of enhanced side-guard safety systems on their fleet of volumetric vehicles.
James Dawes of Dawes Highway Safety made the announcement last week saying: ““We are absolutely delighted to announce Bay-Lynx as our latest official supplier of enhanced side-guard safety systems on their complete range of industry-leading volumetric vehicles.”
This sentiment is echoed by Michael Barr, operations director at Bay-Lynx UK, who said: “We are constantly looking at ways to enhance the safety of our vehicles and as soon as we came across ‘people panels’ we knew we had found the perfect product to cost-effectively enhance our fleet.”
Bay-Lynx has always been committed to transport safety and is constantly looking for ways to make its vehicles as safe as they possibly can be.
So, when Bay-Lynx came across a product called a ‘People Panel’, the brainchild of pioneering road safety company, Dawes Highway Safety, they immediately began using them for their vehicles to further enhance their safety profile.
The relationship between the two companies has since gone from strength to strength and Bay-Lynx is now an official supplier of People Panels, helping to cement their partnership and further consolidate their joint commitment to safety.
So, what is a People Panel? And why are they so vital? In a nutshell, People Panels are enhanced side-guard safety systems which completely close in the side of a vehicle, in order to prevent entanglement in the event of a collision.
Research by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has found that cyclists and pedestrians are five times less likely to suffer fatal or life-threatening injuries where an enhanced safety system is fitted.
The panels are strongly recommended by road safety schemes such as FORS (Fleet Operators’ Recognition Scheme) and DVS2020 (Direct Vision Standard 2020).
As well as the obvious physical benefits of the safety system, the panel displays a positive message to the public and promotes green modes of transport such as walking and cycling whilst also highlighting the principle of corporate social responsibility, which Bay-Lynx is so passionate about. Bay-Lynx has also added an additional feature in the form of a rear panel which helps to reinforce the safety message even further.
For more information about volumetric vehicles fitted with enhanced side-guard safety systems contact Bay-Lynx UK on email@example.com.
Bay-Lynx is excited to officially release our newest product, the all new Bay-Lynx Atlas Live Bottom! The Atlas Livebottom is the smart solution to your aggregate delivery needs. Place materials with ease and agility while keeping your crew safe on the job.
The Atlas Live Bottom allows you to work worry-free by eliminating many of the dangers associated with a standard dump truck. Dump trucks carry the risk of tipping or hitting overhead wires and structures, but the Livebottom makes these problems disappear. The Atlas Live Bottom’s conveyor belting system pushes materials out the back allowing you to work safe and work smart anywhere! This opens doors of opportunities as this machine can unload in smaller spaces, on difficult terrain and even indoors. The Atlas will keep you working all year long with no off-season, meaning increased production and cash flow!
The Atlas conveyor belt bottom discharges at a rate of 15 m3 per minute, emptying your entire 17.16 m3 hopper in just 68 seconds. The conveyor belt system also means less residue stuck to the bottom drastically shortening cleaning times. The Bay-Lynx electronic discharge pile sensors will monitor your material height and automatically stop the belt if the discharged load exceeds your safety limits. Unlike most other livebottoms, the Atlas is fully equipped with a hydraulic cylinder to raise and lower the tail gate rather than an air cylinder tail gate. This allows it to be partially opened or closed giving the machine even more dexterity to unload in those tight-clearance situations.
Bay-Lynx is once again utilizing the toughest steel on the market, Hardox® 450, bringing that same quality and credibility to the aggregate delivery market! Hardox® 450 steel gives the Atlas Live Bottom twice the lifespan of that of a standard steel unit. With its outstanding impact toughness, bendability, formability, as well as abrasion and dent-resistant qualities, you can enjoy a longer lasting fleet. This lighter steel also means increased payload, saving you additional time and money. Construction equipment made with Hardox® Steel has a 15% higher resale value than their mild steel counterparts, resulting in a higher resale value of your Atlas Live Bottom.
The Atlas Live Bottom offers a clean, safe and reliable delivery system so you can transport any material you desire in a safe and timely manner. Contact our sales team to learn more about how the Atlas Live Bottom can help you achieve your goals!
The Covid-19 outbreak has affected everyone around the world with a continuously growing impact on the global economy. This pandemic’s effects on markets and commercial activity is presenting many challenges in the construction industry.
Weeks ago we all began to face mandatory closures of non-essential workplaces. In most areas construction work was only to continue for services relating the healthcare sector and critical provincial infrastructure, forcing many projects to be delayed or cancelled. Many face issues with disruptions of the supply chain, site access and safe labor. On May 6th, Ontario Premier, Doug Ford, announced the government would be easing restrictions on essential construction to allow below-grade multi-unit construction projects to continue. This will help clear the way for the housing and jobs our economy needs to support the economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19. Construction is a massive employer in Canada, with over 1 million people contributing to society in a positive way.
As the numbers continue to decrease the economy will continue to open, so be prepared. Early this week, thousand headed back to work under the health restrictions of our new reality, put into place to ensure everyone’s safety. Government officials urge business owners to learn these new guidelines to prepare for reopening so everyone can hit the ground running to provide the necessary services we count on every day.
Health and safety have always been a primary concern here at Bay-Lynx Manufacturing, and we remain ever-vigilant in ensuring our staff are kept healthy and safe. We have been able to remain open in our parts and service departments and have started up production once again as well.
Upon speaking with one of our current customers, Cory Little of Local Concrete, we were very pleased to hear that they too were able to remain open with steady work throughout this pandemic. They had some key customers they had gained over the last year whose projects were classified as essential which helped keep them busy. They were thankful they supplied a wide range of products with their volumetric mixers such as concrete, U-fill and grout for various uses in the construction industry. Local Concrete also increased their service area to a 100 km radius, Corrie states “without volumetric trucks we would not have been able to do this.” Because of the nature of volumetric truck they could operate their yard while maintaining a safe distance as well as on the job site due to the remote operations of the trucks. They have also moved to an electronic invoicing system to remove on site interaction.
Cory’s methods can be incredibly helpful to your business as well. We have heard many different approaches over the past couple months. While some customers are afraid to perform any action in the unpredictable market, others look at this as an opportunity. Use this time to put your operations under the microscope. Plan for next season. This can be used as a time to look at your business in regards to site staffing, set-up, shop tools and equipment and office software. One of the common mistakes we here about at Bay-Lynx is when customers come to us for a new unit last minute. If you feel that your business could use another stone spreader or mixer, this is something you should be preparing for at the end of the previous season. This not only allows you to have sufficient time to hire a driver, but ensures you will have your unit ready to work at the start of the next season.
We truly hope that we can all come out from this stronger and able to adapt, like Local Concrete, to the changes in which we conduct business. During these unprecedented times, we would like to encourage everyone to stay strong, considerate, patient, and vigilant as we look forward to brighter days ahead.
Today marks the one month anniversary of the long-awaited reveal of our new volumetric mixer at the 2020 World of Concrete Show. With crowds flocked around the booth and numerous others watching via livestream, we unveiled the all-new Titan Mixer!
Here’s a video of the full reveal just in case you missed it!
As you may know, volumetric mixers already give owners a number of great advantages. These include saving significant dollars, reducing waste and reducing time spent on the job. A volumetric mixer precisely meters out cement, sand, stone and water on-site. Whatever type and amount of concrete is needed, the volumetric mixer gives total flexibility to complete the job with no waste, no time limit and no worries.
The all-new Titan has all these benefits and so much more. With the use of Hardox 450 steel and innovative BatchPro Connect Software, the Titan is also lighter, stronger and smarter!
Hardox 450 steel is used extensively in the construction of the Titan volumetric mixer and attributes to it’s lighter and stronger traits. The Titan is the only volumetric mixer in North America that is part of the Hardox in my Body program. As a result of this, each Titan mixer is fitted with the official Hardox in my Body sticker, verifying its premium build quality.
The Hardox 450 steel’s flexible build removes unnecessary weight and maximizes payloads, accounting for over 1,350 lbs. of weight savings. Lighter components mean fuel savings, increased capacity and reduced environmental impact.
The Hardox 450 steel is some of the strongest and toughest steel in the world, able to withstand any material that operators load it up with. The hardness of the steel provides better dent scratch resistance, avoiding rust and keeping your fleet in like-new condition. As a result, this has increased the Titan’s service life to over 200% compared to that of a standard mixer.
Not only have payload and durability increased, but the resale values of construction equipment made with Hardox steel are 15% higher than their mild steel counterparts.
The Titan mixer also includes some of the most advanced mixing technology on the market. The new BatchPro 3.0 Panel and automation components on the mixer communicate with the BatchPro Connect App to control all sand, stone, cement, water and admixture contents.
BatchPro Connect is a three-tiered software solution that includes a customer order portal, a dispatch platform and an operator’s mobile application. The customer order portal can be linked to your website to allow customers to place an order online, which can then be sent directly to dispatch. The dispatch platform communicates to the mixers through the operator’s mobile application. It creates jobs and assigns them to your mixers, allowing you to track all jobs with digital copies of the tickets and receive status notifications from your operators. The operator’s mobile application simplifies all day-to-day tasks of concrete delivery. This application allows you to print tickets, collect signatures and get a faster and more accurate mixer calibration. This BatchPro Connect technology will save you time and money, while providing an exceptional customer experience!
The innovative Titan volumetric mixer is changing the face of concrete delivery. Interested in having a Titan join your fleet? Contact our sales team! We would love to learn more about your business and how we can help you achieve your goals.