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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.

R.K. Bell Group Ltd returns to Volvo Trucks

Long-established construction, civil engineering, plant hire and surfacing specialist, R.K. Bell Group Ltd., of Bridgwater, have recently taken delivery of a new Volvo 13-litre FH-500 tractor unit. The new truck represents a welcome return to the Volvo brand for the company after a break of ...

First Mercedes-Benz delivers miles more smiles for Niall

Truck-mounted crane hire and lifting specialist Niall Leitch has treated himself to a stunning 10th anniversary present in the shape of a highly-specified, 8×4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs. Mr Leitch, who founded Leitch Trans Lift, of Strabane, County Tyrone, in 2007, acquired the chassis from ...

FH Tridem gets a lift with Blackmores Machinery Haulage

Yeovil-based Blackmores Machinery Haulage have taken delivery of a Volvo FH-500hp 8×2 Tridem rear-steer. The 44 tonne GTW drawbar provides a custom engineered ‘transport solution’ to the firm’s requirement for a 4-metre overall height truck that also features excellent manoeuvrability. The ...

Terberg Techniek convert 10×4 tractor for Derks BV

Truck modification specialists, Terberg Techniek recently converted a Volvo 8×4 in to this 10×4 monster – for abnormal load operator Derks BV. An original 9 tonne PAC90 Volvo steering pusher axle (which can also be lifted) was fitted to increase the legal maximum GVW by 8 tonnes ...

Three new Volvo FH-540’s for Tripod Crest

When it comes to transporting pavers, rollers and asphalt planing equipment, some weighing in excess of 38-tonnes, Tripod Crest Ltd based in Northampton has turned to Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia of Wellingborough and three new Volvo FH-540, 6×2 tag-axle tractor units. Tripod ...

Volvo FH 8×2 rigid towers above all else for crane deliveries

Kevin Guy Plant Hire of Colne in Lancashire has taken delivery of a Volvo FH 460hp 8×2 rigid from Thomas Hardie Commercials, Preston. The newest addition to the company’s fleet, which has been chosen specifically for the nationwide transportation of self-erecting tower cranes, features ...

Mercedes-Benz Arocs wins high praise from MJ Church

So delighted was MJ Church with its first Mercedes-Benz Arocs eight-wheelers that a year after they entered service it has just commissioned a pair of 80-tonne tractor units from the same, muscular model range. One of the biggest civil engineering, earthworks and waste management contractors in ...

ALE completes build of the Trojan trucks

ALE has completed the build of the sixth and final Trojan truck in May 2016. The project was part of an ambitious programme initiated by ALE’s UK branch to build six specialised heavy haulage ballast tractors that could move heavier, larger loads whilst offering fuel efficiency and reliability. ...

Smiths of Gloucester get heavy with two FH16-750 6×4 tractor units

In order to meet its heavy haulage needs, Smiths of Gloucester has taken delivery of two Volvo FH16-750 6×4 tractor units from Truck and Bus Wales & West, Avonmouth. The two double-drive tractor units are plated for operation under STGO CAT 3 at a GCW of up to 125 tonnes. They are ...

Lomas Distribution makes major investment with 70 truck deal

In a move which consolidates the company’s policy of operating trucks no more than three years old, Derbyshire-based haulier Lomas Distribution has ordered 70 new high specification Volvo tractor units and tippers from the Hartshorne Group. This major order sees all of the tractor units ...

Bolk Transport BV choose Arocs 4163 SLT tractor units

Bolk Transport BV Almelo have recently taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT tractor units. Both will be deployed for the international transportation of heavy wind turbine components. The two Mercedes-Benz Arocs 4163 SLT tractors with Turbo Retarder Clutch (TRC) have been provided with ...

New I-Shift – now with crawler gear options

Volvo Trucks is launching a new member of the I-Shift family – I-Shift with crawler gears. The new gears, which are added to the automated transmission, is entirely unique for series-produced heavy trucks and provides exceptional startability for trucks carrying heavy loads in demanding ...

Heavyweight MAN boasts more muscle with D38 engine

Specialist firm is first in UK to operate MAN TGX 41.640 tractor unit with new 15.2 litre engine. Specialists in heavy and abnormal load logistics McIntosh Heavy Logistics, part of McIntosh Plant Hire group has invested in the MAN tractor unit to complement its work within the oil and gas ...

Aardvark Hire STGO CAT 2 Renault Trucks Range C is no stick in the mud

Exeter-based heavy haulage specialist Aardvark Hire Limited has taken delivery of the UK’s first Renault Trucks Range C520.26 6×4 tractor running at 80 tonnes under Special Types Category 2. Supplied by Renault Trucks Exeter, the distinctive Range C has a reinforced chassis and fifth wheel ...

Inside HeavyTorque Issue Six – April 2016

Please stay tuned for an action packed Issue Six, April 2016. Looking forward: we pay a visit to the heart of the West Midlands and catch up with: Rich, Tim, Dan and the team from TDR Heavy Haulage. An eye-opener to say the least – as they unveil the latest additions to the fleet! In […]

Volvo FH is ‘best looking truck on the road’ says WPI Group Ltd

Speaking at the handover of their new 80-tonne GCW, FH-500 6×2 tag-axle tractor unit, Steve Igoe, Co-Director with his brother Michael, of Middlewich, Cheshire-based civil engineering, surfacing and site adoption management company WPI Group Ltd, explained why they continue to choose Volvo ...

First Volvo Trucks for Cheshire’s J. K. Ashbrook Ltd

In an important conquest sale for Thomas Hardie Commercials, Middlewich, three Volvo FH-500 tractor units, including a 65-tonne GCW tag-axle unit, have entered service with Somerford, Congleton, Cheshire-based, specialist haulier J. K. Ashbrook Ltd. These are the first Volvo trucks to join the ...

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