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Bell B40E ADT Articulated Truck


Net Power 359 kW (481 hp) @ 1,700 rpm
Operating Weights Unladen Total – 32,233 kg (71,062 lbs)
Laden Total – 71,233 kg (157,042 lbs)
Rated Payload 39,000 kg (85,980 lb)
A Bell B40E ADT Cabin is shown.

If you have a lot of debris or aggregate material to move, then an Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) is one of the best ways to handle it. Within the lineup of Bell ADT models, the Bell Trucks B40E falls right around in the middle, giving you excellent power and performance, without going overboard or coming up short of what you might need. This is the perfect option if you are worried that something like the B20E might be too light-duty, but you also know that you do not need anything quite as powerful as a B60E.

Whether you know exactly what you need for your business, or you still have a lot of questions and concerns, we are here to help. With our 15,000 sq.ft. facility and huge test pit, we can help you narrow down your options and show you equipment in a real-world setting so you can get exactly the right machine for your projects. We specialize in working on commercial vehicles that have to handle far more demanding requirements than a typical truck or SUV. Come visit us at Quality Fleet Service today in South Hadley, MA, to learn more about our long-term support and the great models we have available.

The Bell E Series of Trucks

Within the lineup of the Bell E Series of ADT models, you will find some of the most impressive trucks on the market, with fantastic features that help you get the job done more quickly and effectively. Every truck in the Bell E Series includes a Mercedes-Benz engine with an Allison transmission that makes it easy to use and provides incredible performance. All of these models, including the Bell Trucks B40E, include permanent six-wheel drive with an exhaust brake system that helps ensure controlled descent on even the steepest of slopes.

These trucks include onboard weighing, which provides the truck operator and others with load weight information in real-time, making it easier to avoid overloading while in use. You also get a host of excellent safety features in the Bell E Series, including a rear suspension designed to help keep the rear wheels on the ground during use, and a safe tip function that prevents lifting of the rear bin if the rear chassis roll exceeds a pre-set value. In addition to this, you can set speed control limits on these trucks to better ensure safe use at your job site, plus there is an automatic parking brake and hill assist to help prevent uncontrolled movements while on an incline.

We would argue that the most impressive feature of the Bell E Series, however, is the [email protected] system that makes it easy for you to monitor your trucks at all times. This is a computer system that tracks data about your truck’s performance and sends that information to you, which you can view on your phone, tablet, or computer. This provides you with information about load weights and can warn you about potential safety issues. You can even see if a truck is being abused or if an error has occurred, no matter where you are, so you always have eyes on the machines at your job site.

Is the Bell Trucks B40E Right for You?

If you want an ADT that can handle a lot of work, falling into the “just right” segment of the E Series lineup, then the B40E is a great choice. This model is just about in the middle of the Bell E Series of trucks and gives you all of the incredible features of this series along with plenty of power. There are some bigger options if you need more, as well as smaller ones for lighter work, but this is a fantastic overall choice. It starts off with a 12.8L Mercedes-Benz engine that delivers up to 510 hp and 1,755 lb-ft of torque for truly impressive power.

The Bell Trucks B40E has a bin with a struck capacity of 25 cu.yd. and an SAE 2:1 capacity of 31 cu.yd. It has an SAE 1:1 capacity of 37 cu.yd. and an SAE 2:1 capacity with the tailgate of 32 cu.yd. The B40E has a payload rating of nearly 86,000 lbs and a dumping system that can raise the bin in 11 seconds and lower it in 6 seconds, with a tipping angle of 70 degrees, though you can program it to a lower angle as needed. All of this comes together to give you a lot of power and the ability to get your work done quickly and very efficiently.

Engine & Transmission

  1. Make/Model
    Mercedes Benz
  2. Gross Power
    380 kW (510 hp) @ 1,700 rpm
  3. Net Power
    359 kW (481 hp) @ 1,700 rpm
  4. Gross Torque
    2,380 Nm (1,755 lbft) @ 1,300 rpm
  5. Displacement
    12.8 litres (781 cu.in)
  6. Transmission
    Allison model 4700 ORS

Load Capacity

  1. Struck Capacity
    19 m³ (25 yd³)
  2. SAE 2:1 Capacity
    24 m³ (31 yd³)
  3. SAE 1:1 Capacity
    28.5 m³ (37 yd³)
  4. SAE 2:1 Capacity with Tailgate
    24.5 m³ (32 yd³)
  5. Rated Payload
    39,000 kg (85,980 lb)

Dumping System

  1. Raise Time
    11 seconds
  2. Lowering Time
    6 seconds
  3. Tipping Angle
    70 deg standard, or any lower angle programmable

Braking System

  1. Service Brake – Maximum brake force
    305 kN (68,567 lbf)
  2. Park & Emergency – Maximum brake force
    218 kN (49,008 lbf)
  3. Auxiliary Brake – Total Retardation Power
    Continuous: 442 kW (593 hp) Maximum: 854 kW (1,145 hp)

Operating Weights

  1. Unladen - Front
    16,972 kg (37,417 lbs)
  2. Unladen - Middle
    7,737 kg (17,057 lbs)
  3. Unladen - Rear
    7,524 kg (16,588 lbs)
  4. Unladen - Total
    32,233 kg (71,062 lbs)
  5. Laden - Front
    21,847 (48,164)
  6. Laden - Middle
    24,800 (54,675)
  7. Laden - Rear
    24,586 (54,203)
  8. Laden - Total
    71,233 (157,042)

Ground Pressure

  1. Wheels - Radial Earthmover
    29.5 R 25 (875/65 R 29 optional)
  2. 29.5 R 25 - Front
    310 kPa (45 Psi)
  3. 29.5 R 25 - Mid & Rear
    341 kPa (50 Psi)
  4. 875/65 R29 - Front
    293 kPa (43 Psi)
  5. 875/65 R29 - Mid & Rear
    329 kPa (48 Psi)

Choose Quality Fleet Service for Your Business

At Quality Fleet Service, all that we do is focused on serving your needs as a business. We do not work on consumer pickup trucks or sell SUVs to families––we are here for commercial businesses looking for equipment to work on a job site. That means we understand what you need to succeed, and everything we do is in service to that.

With our 15,000 sq.ft. facility, we are fully equipped to handle all of your service and repair needs for many years to come. Whether that is routine maintenance or much more demanding work, we can take care of it with the latest equipment and technology. Commercial trucks and machines are our focus, and our technicians are factory trained to understand what your equipment needs to be in the best condition possible.

At our large test pit, you can see commercial machinery like the Bell Trucks B40E in action in real-world conditions. While looking at specs and comparing different models can be helpful, nothing beats actually seeing equipment function as it would at your site. Whether you are upgrading equipment, expanding your fleet of machines, or need repairs for your existing trucks, we are ready to help.

Here to Help You Succeed

The success of your business depends on the decisions you make, the people that work for you, and having the right equipment to get the job done. Here at Quality Fleet Service, we are dedicated to making sure your machinery is in the best condition possible, with maintenance and repair service when you need it at our world-class facility. And if you cannot come to us, then we will come to you with on-site and on-road repairs and maintenance for our customers to make sure you get back to work as quickly as possible. Call or come visit us at Quality Fleet Service today and see what we can do to help you succeed.