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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.

Goldhofer, Denzai Group
Goldhofer, Denzai Group

Denzai Group continues to expand with Goldhofer

Founded in 1968, Denzai Group is one of Japan’s leading heavy haulage companies and engineering service providers, with eleven national sales offices and eight machinery centres plus additional sales offices in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Denzai maintains its position as market leader with a ...

Two 2500 tonne heavyweights for Silamas

The Thai transportation specialist Silamas, headquartered in Samuthprakan, owns more than 550 Goldhofer axle lines in its fleet and is one of the biggest and most important customers of the Memmingen-based world market leader for heavy and special transport solutions in Asia. For many years, ...

Volvo’s tandem axle lift is a winner for Murphy Plant

Leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction specialists, J Murphy & Sons Ltd has recently put three Volvo FH-540 13-litre Tandem Axle Lift tractor units in operation for the HS2 building works, all supplied by Pete Schofield, Transport Solutions Executive at Thomas ...

FG Barnes Group installs TotalKare lifts for DAF truck servicing

FG Barnes Group has appointed TotalKare to provide heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions for its state-of the-art truck centre in Guildford. Its award-winning Barnes DAF division has installed two sets of four T8AC mobile column lifts to help engineers at the centre carry out a range of services ...

Straightpoint Load Cells Integral to Safe Lift of Refinery Modules

A dozen wireless Straightpoint (SP) load cells were added to a custom-built lifting frame that utilized 12 pick points to raise a pair of non-identical refinery modules at a major brownfield project at Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada recently. The 100-tonne capacity Radiolink plus ...

TotalKare targets 20% growth after MBO

One of the UK’s leading providers of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is targeting significant growth after being bought as part of a Management Buy-out. TotalKare, which sells mobile and fixed lifts to national operators and independent workshops, has been purchased by a team led by ...

Higher lifts with Enerpac telescopic cylinders

Enerpac announces the RT-Series range of telescopic cylinders for applications requiring a long stroke in confined spaces. With a lifting capacity from 14 to 31 ton with maximum stroke lengths of 270 to 600 mm, the multi stage hydraulic cylinders can lift loads up to 600 mm in one single ...

108 axle lines from Cometto to Hareket!

Cometto has recently delivered 108 axle lines of MGSL Heavy-duty modules, to the Turkish company Hareket Heavy Lifting & Project Transportation Co. The delivery has been split into eleven 6-axle modules, eight 4-axle modules and two split modules. That gives an impressive total amount of ...

50 years of heavy haulage for J. B. Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd

Search Impex, are pleased to announce the release of a Mercedes Arocs (6×4) tractor unit with a Nooteboom Multi-PX 5 axle, extender stepframe trailer, customised in the livery of well known heavy haulage operator J. B. Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd. The model has been produced as a Search ...

ALE completes another record breaking 3,000t lift

ALE has broken another industry record when performing the heaviest ever land based crane lift using a jib whilst working on Total’s Egina FPSO module integration project in Nigeria. The FPSO module ‘S2’ weighed a total load of 2,810t and was lifted using ALE’s unique AL.SK350 crane and heavy ...

Volvo Trucks prove that quality counts for GBM UK

Louth, Lincolnshire-based demolition and waste management company, GBM UK has taken delivery of its first-ever Volvo truck, an FH16-650 6×4 tractor unit. The vehicle, plated for 120-tonne operations, will be immediately put to work on the firm’s heavy haulage side, transporting diggers, ...

Cometto in space with Europropulsion

A new special vehicle for aerospace company Europropulsion S.A. Cometto, the specialist for self-propelled, modular and special industrial vehicles recently delivered a special electric trailer (type EMT 4/4) to aerospace customer Europropulsion S.A. in French Guyana. The project has been ...

More versatility for Orllati

With more than 800 employees, the Orllati Group is one of the major construction companies in French-speaking Switzerland, especially in the cantons of Vaud and Geneva. The company is therefore active in a sector where Faymonville is recognised as the leading specialist in the delivery of ...

Hess GmbH selects Enerpac for its first Gantry System

Industrial moves specialist, Hess GmbH, has invested in an Enerpac SL380 gantry system, together with two 8 m header beams and side shift units, as part of a services expansion strategy. The Düsseldorf based company is a leading service provider for lifting, transporting and installing machines ...

HeavyHaul makes TotalKare investment to boost workshop efficiency

An Essex-based plant and machinery transport specialist has made a significant investment into supporting its rapidly growing workshop. HeavyHaul (Chelmsford), which was founded in the early 1970s, has acquired its first set of column lifts from TotalKare to assist it with maintenance and ...

ALE’s record-breaking evaporator move in Saudi Arabia

ALE has broken another world record to transport the world’s heaviest evaporator, weighing 5,134t, in Saudi Arabia. The global heavylifting contractor was contracted to perform the full delivery scope of the evaporator as well as the steam transformers, lime filters and brine manifold to the ...

Two anniversaries and a new Faktor 5 for Tradelossa

In 2018 Tradelossa, headquartered in Durango, Mexico, celebrates its 45th anniversary. The company offers all-in-one solutions for the heavy haul and abnormal load transportation industry and handles national and international logistics operations in North and South America. “As a leader ...

ALE completes landmark lift of HM Bark Endeavour

ALE has completed a landmark crane lift of the historic HM Bark Endeavour ship, weighing 274t, in Stockton-on-Tees. HM Bark Endeavour, one of only two full-scale replicas in the world of the ship commanded by explorer Captain James Cook for his voyage to Australia and New Zealand, needed to be ...

Silamas places biggest order in Goldhofer history

For many years the Silamas Group from Samuthprakan, Thailand, has been a figurehead for the use of Goldhofer modules on the continent. Jean-Philippe Martin, Goldhofer Sales Manager for Asia confirmed “Silamas has ordered over 150 THP/SL-L axle lines, which we are currently producing to ensure ...

New DAF XF 530 FAS heavy recovery unit for fast-growing RD Avery

Strong business growth has seen operator RD Avery double its turnover in the last three years, whilst investing around £250,000 in a DAF New XF 530 FAS recovery unit. The Super Space cab of the rear lift 6×2 includes a host of driver safety and comfort features, while its Boniface body and ...

HTA Popup

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’.