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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.

Faymonville low bed power for the Philippines

A well-thought technical conception of the truck-trailer combination is the elementary base to make successful transport projects possible. Company Geo Transport and Construction Inc. from Cebu in the Philippines had some specific requirements on their material. Faymonville realized the ...

Collett delivers Willenhall Super Grid Transformer

Collet’s third girder bridge project in a four week period, this time the team were off to Willenhall Substation. Having already delivered Cellarhead and Lovedean in the previous weeks, this would be the third of their August National Grid projects, and with the 170 Tonne transformer ...

Nooteboom introduces NOVAB 3.0 Axle load calculation

Always a clear overview of the axle loads! With NoVAB 3.0 Cloud it is now even quicker and easier to calculate the optimal load positions for all vehicle combinations to prevent exceeding the maximum axle loads. NOVAB – The Nooteboom Vehicle Axle Load Calculation programme was developed by ...

Collett & Sons transformer tasks

_______ AS PART OF THE NATIONAL GRID’S SUBSTATION UPGRADE PROGRAMME, COLLETT UNDERTOOK THE TRANSPORTATION OF SUPER GRID TRANSFORMERS USING A SCHEUERLE GIRDER BRIDGE. _______ Following the delivery of a super grid transformer to Cellarhead Substation, Stoke-on-Trent, Collett’s Projects and Heavy ...

Lifthing NV use Enerpac gantry for therapy unit install in Belgium

Industrial installation company, Lifthing NV, has completed installation of proton therapy units at the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven), Belgium’s first proton therapy center. An Enerpac SBL500 gantry was used to lower two 57-ton synchrocyclotrons and a 75-ton therapy unit into the ...

ALE’s agreement increases port services for renewables sector

ALE has expanded its heavylifting services by establishing a non-disclosure agreement with the Port of Dundee and OM Heavy Lift to provide the full service of port operations. ALE, the global heavylifting specialists who provide the handling, transportation and installation of heavy loads with ...

DAF Dealers pick-up top honours at Commercial Motor Awards

Ford & Slater and Brian Currie both scoop top awards Apprentice of the Year and Dealer Principal of the Year won respectively Imperial Commercials highly commended in Forecourt category Awards recognises industry’s best is truck sales, aftersales and support services DAF Dealers Ford & ...

ALE expands Mega Jack 300 fleet and capabilities in Europe

ALE has expanded its Mega Jack 300 fleet, the next-generation jacking solution, throughout Europe for upcoming civils projects. Launched in 2018, the latest jacking innovation is a compact and versatile system that enables site optimisation and project efficiency. Offering a superior solution ...

SP wins Product Award at Speedy Expo 2018

Straightpoint’s (SP) Bluetooth-enabled Radiolink plus load cell and accompanying HHP app were named Lifting Product of the Year at the largest Speedy Expo ever, which took place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool at the turn of the month. Speedy has a specialist lifting division that offers an ...

Record pressure vessels moved on Cometto MSPE

Italian engineering company Fagioli S.p.A. recently handled the transport of two huge vessels. It was the biggest project ever done within the port of Marghera. The two hydrocracking reactors with a combined total weight of more than 3000t have been manufactured at Italian ATB Riva Calzoni ...

Hiab completes the acquisition of Effer cranes

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has completed the acquisition of Effer S.p.A. from CTE Group. Signing of the transaction was announced on 31 July 2018. For Hiab as the global leader in on-road load handling solutions, this acquisition means a significant advancement in its ambition to be leader in ...

New Andover Trailers plant body for AH Plant Hire

Chester-based AH Plant Hire has taken delivery of a new bespoke-built Andover Trailers plant body, an upgrade for the company’s original Andover build, which entered service 14 years ago and is still in operation today. The new body, mounted to a 32-tonne 8×2 rear steer Scania G450, joins ...

Myers celebrates 50 years with three 90th Anniversary DAFs.

BJ Myers Transport, the Kent traction operator founded in 1968, has taken delivery of three DAF ‘90th Anniversary Edition’ XF 530 FTG twin-steer 6×2 tractors as part of celebrating its 50 years in business. The trucks are in the special DAF 90th Anniversary colour choices; one in special ...

Joachim Kolb strengthens Cometto

Joachim Kolb is the new member of Cometto’s sales team. The 57-year-old has joined the sales department at the well-known vehicle manufacturer since October 1st of this year. Kolb has been active in the heavy-haulage industry for the past twenty years and is an internationally recognized ...

Goldhofer at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hannover

The Goldhofer trade fair team was highly satisfied with the outcome of this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. At the end of September 2018, the world market leader for heavy haulage and specialized transport solutions attracted an unusually large number of visitors to the ...

Long or short – TPE relies on the Faymonville PrefaMAX

Alsace in the east of France is one of the core areas for the transport of precast concrete elements. Several manufacturers are located in the region, such as the renowned and internationally well-known Fehr company. It also has several branches in France and Germany, where it produces precast ...

Ellesmere Port to Cellarhead Substation

Over two days in July the Collett Team turned heads as they travelled across the North West with a 170 Tonne Super Grid Transformer. Loaded to the specialist 550 Tonne capacity Scheuerle girder bridge, and accompanied by two heavy tractor units in push/pull formation, the 69.6m long combination ...

DAF XF gives extra lift to Askey fleet

H.Askey Transport has taken delivery of a DAF XF 480 6×2 tractor with single-mounted trailing axle, plus a PM 38.5SP crane to increase the spread of capabilities from the diverse Sheffield fleet. The operator, which describes itself as ‘just a haulier really’, already has vehicles and ...

Modulift beams integral to preserving unique Southampton heritage

Three Modulift spreader beams were used in a one-over-two configuration beneath the hook of a 350t capacity mobile crane to remove the historic Castle Way footbridge in Southampton, UK last month (September). Lifting and height safety specialist TackleStore Ltd T/A SafetyLiftinGear.com supplied ...

DAF Trucks opens new UK Headquarters

DAF Trucks UK held an official opening ceremony this week to celebrate its recent move to a new head office facility in Haddenham. The £20 million investment in the new headquarters is described by Robin Easton, Managing Director of DAF Trucks, as “a demonstration of the commitment to further ...

Jørn Bolding – Goldhofer’s man for Scandinavia for Forty years

In 1970 Jørn Bolding set up his own logistics business and has retained his passion for the transport industry to this day. Even at the age of 75, it still goes without saying for the Dane to attend to his customers’ needs from Monday to Friday. As an independent haulage contractor, he ...

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