James W. (Jimmy) Bell founded James W Bell Co., Inc. in 1923 from an office next door to Howard Hall, founder of what was known at the time as Iowa Manufacturing Co., which had also recently begun doing business. Jimmy Bell traveled throughout Iowa selling Iowa Manufacturing’s crushing equipment as its first sales representative. When Jimmy Bell set up his business in 1923, road building was still in its infancy. Most roads were built with horse-drawn scrapers and paved with crushed stone. As more sophisticated construction methods were conceived, the construction equipment industry developed the machines and tools required to handle the ever-changing demands.
The Bell Company stayed in the family through three generations, expanding the product lines and adding branch locations including the current branch in Altoona. Throughout the years the company has continued to provide the industry with the highest quality products and service available.
In the early 1990’s the company began modifying crushing plants, adding cross conveyors, blending gates, taking requests from customers, and even building a few portable plants from scratch. 1997 marked the beginning of JWB Manufacturing with a new facility in Cedar Rapids dedicated to building custom crushing plants.
2014 marked a number of changes for the company when long-time employee Scott Cummings purchased the business. The two Cedar Rapids locations were consolidated into the new 178,000 ft² facility, bringing the manufacturing and sales teams together. With the new facility and ownership, James W Bell Co., Inc. became JW Bell LLC and JWB Manufacturing. The company continues to broaden its horizons even more and began reworking heavy equipment of all types with blasting and painting as well.
JW Bell continues its legacy of parts, sales, service, and manufacturing with an exciting new outlook.
•Stage 3A JCB 444 dieselmax 63kW (84HP) –
ROW •Hopper capacity of 7.8 yds •
Variable speed 4 ply 42 ” wide feeder belt •
Twin deck vibrating grid •
Hydraulic jacking legs for ease of set up •
Hydraulic folding head section conveyor
Length: 80’ long Belt width:
36” Maximum stacking height: 32’
Heavy duty extended feed hopper Hydraulic raise
and lower Hydraulic fold over Vulcanized belt
Manual Radial undercarriage
Up to 800 TPH Stop / Start box
Primary or Secondary Applications
440Hp CAT C13 Tier IV Diesel Engine. Heavy Duty Horizontal Shaft Rotor. (40” x 30”) Crusher Feed Opening. Hydraulically Adjustable Apron and Bar Carrier.
Hydraulically Opening Crusher Body.
At JWB Manufacturing we use the latest technology in Solidworks 3D design to make sure you’re idea comes to life just how you imagined. Our sales team and engineers work directly with you to ensure that your build meets the highest quality standards and functions to your expectations.
Our skilled engineers start with a basic 2D or 3D layout of your future equipment. At this point we can go over dimensions and make sure our ideas meet your expectations. By utilizing the latest Solidworks 3D software we can show you your new machine from any angle ensuring that it meets your expectations.
Our new facility is equipped with the machinery required to build the toughest machinery in use today. With 35 cranes, a machining center, fabrication, cutting and shaping as well as in-house blasting and painting we are able to provide a start-to-finish product spec’d to your desires.
With over 90 years in the aggregate business, you can be assured that we strive for customer satisfaction. Every piece of equipment we sell or manufacture comes standard with a warranty and help is only a phone call away. Our service team has over 100 years combined experience working on equipment of all types.
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