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You can find all the latest news from the heavy and abnormal transport sector and the heavy lifting industry here, including new equipment and legislation, and recent information from manufacturers and operators. Click on the headline to read the full story, or use the search facility below to find specific information.

Collett transforming Burbo Bank Wind Farm

Collett’s Girder Bridge Trailer is called into action once again, this time to facilitate the delivery of two 200Te transformers destined for the onshore substation at Burbo Bank. With construction underway on Burbo Bank Extension, DONG Energy required the delivery and installation of two 200Te ...

Goldhofer and Schopf take off with »PHOENIX«

One-stop GSE provider presents the must-have aircraft tow tractor. »PHOENIX« takes the aviation world by storm: At Inter Airport Europe in Munich, Goldhofer and Schopf, as the leading one-stop GSE provider, make a big splash with their latest innovation – the »PHOENIX« high-speed aircraft tow ...

Nick Sampson adds strength with Mercedes-Benz Arocs

Barnstaple-based Nick Sampson Mechanical Engineering has awarded top marks for manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency to its first Mercedes-Benz heavy haulage tractor unit. The 155-tonne Arocs 3363S was supplied by South-West Dealer City West Commercials in October 2014, giving the operator plenty ...

Mercedes-Benz SLT: A game-changer

Mercedes-Benz SLT: Heavy haulage specialists haven’t warmed to automated manual transmissions (amts) as much as regular 44-tonne operators, generally preferring manual boxes. HeavyTorque have been to Germany and driven something that may change their minds. Ian Norwell reports from Munsingen ...

HeavyTorque: Issue Three – Road test: Volvo FH16-750 8×4

Keys in hand, HeavyTorque puts the stunning Volvo FH16-750 8×4 heavy hauler through its paces. See the full report within Issue Three, July 2015. In the meantime, please see below a snapshot of the vehicle and additional tech spec: The FH16 750 tridem is currently plated at 125 tonnes GCW. ...

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HTA Yearbook 2018

Published in March 2018, this fantastic 220 page, A4 Landscape Yearbook, designed and published by HeavyTorque, reflects the continued growth, and achievements of the Heavy Transport Association (HTA). Printed full-colour throughout, this is a must-read for those with an interest in the heavy and specialist transportation sector – very much recognised as the ‘bible of the industry’.

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