Halifax based family firm Collett Transport have officially taken ownership of their latest fleet addition, a 8×4 Mercedes 4155 tractor unit complete with 205 Tonne/Meter Effer 2055 Crane, currently the largest of its kind in Europe.

Offering an unrivalled capacity, this latest innovative acquisition offers a powerful weight to ratio performance and utilises 6 boom extensions to provide a maximum reach and lift capacity of 30,000kg at 4.51m and 8,550kg at 15.25m. This hydraulic folding crane is based on a tractor unit with a maximum axle load of 16,500kg and a Gross Vehicle Weight of 150 Tonnes.

Working closely with local supplier Atlas Cranes UK Ltd, Collett commissioned the new Effer due to its unrivalled technological prowess, strength and performance. The largest machine of its kind, and the biggest project Atlas have undertaken, the Effer 2055 has become a showpiece of the industry reinforcing Atlas Effer and Collett’s positions as market leaders within their fields.

Crane vehicles (also known as ‘Crane mounted Trucks’ or ‘Lorry Loaders’) are already a prominent feature across Collett’s established fleet however, with the addition of this new 205 Tonne/Meter crane, heavyweights Collett have proved their commitment to excellence in providing heavy lift and transportation solutions.

Collett & Sons Effer 205 Crane Vehicle

“The welcome addition of the new Effer 2055 into our fleet allows Collett Transport to take a huge leap forward within the industry, offering unique lifting capabilities and providing customers with a cost effective solution for their heavy lift requirements,” said David Collett, Managing Director of Collett & Sons Ltd. “The Effer 2055 crane is the very first crane of this capacity off the production line in Italy. Atlas Cranes are the recognised dealer in the UK for Effer, and as we have worked with them in the past we were confident that the acquisition of this machine would be the ideal addition to our fleet. We are delighted with the results.”

Collected from the production factory in Bologna, Italy on 16th July, the machine travelled the length of Europe, eventually to arrive at Collett’s Head Office in Halifax on Friday 18th July. Already turning heads within the industry, the Effer 2055 stands to become one of the shining jewels in Collett’s crown offering an unrivalled lifting capacity and providing Collett with the opportunity to showcase their expertise.

Collett Take Ownership of Effer

Atlas Cranes UK Ltd present Collett with the new Effer 2055. From left to right, Robert Farrell Area Sales Manager Atlas Cranes, David Collett Managing Director Collett & Sons Ltd and Jim Smith Managing Director Atlas Cranes

“Atlas are delighted to have delivered this class leading machine to one of our valued customers” said Jim Smith, Managing Director for Atlas Cranes Ltd “Collett’s commitment to investing in new technology secures them as one of the foremost heavy haulage companies in the UK”.

Collett’s dedication to introducing new and cutting edge technology into the UK market demonstrates their financial commitment to the continual growth and development of the Company and the manufacturing industries for which they serve. Offering logistical solutions for delivery both throughout the UK and overseas, this cements their position as the UKs leading multi-modal logistics company. Collett continue to reinforce themselves as market leaders within the industry, investing heavily in new machinery and technological innovations.

Having recently taken ownership of Europe’s largest modular girder bridge trailer, Collett’s Effer 2055 is another spectacular and ground-breaking addition to their expanding fleet.

About Collett & Sons Ltd

Established in 1928, Collett & Sons is a successful family-owned company. Originally a Transport company, Collett has developed into a specialist multi-modal logistics operator with a defined focus in its four closely run divisions. With specialist teams dedicated to Transport, Heavy Lift, Marine and Consulting, Collett & Sons has evolved to reflect the diverse nature of the business and the clients it serves. These four integrated divisions allow Collett & Sons to offer a ‘one stop shop’ service, expertly managing any project from concept through to completion.

Specialist operators in the Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Heavy Engineering, Renewables and Civil & Infrastructure markets, Collett & Sons have a wealth of experience transporting and moving difficult loads throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Located in the United Kingdom, this company operates from its strategic bases in Halifax, Goole and Grangemouth.

More About Atlas Cranes Ltd

When Hinrich Weyhausen started selling construction and agricultural machinery in 1919 he discovered that the machines that his customers actually needed were unavailable. So he listened to them carefully and went about building the machines himself. He carried out pioneering work with a passion under the brand name of ATLAS. Yet the focus was never on technology – it was always on the benefit of the machines.

With highly motivated employees, a great deal of commitment and expertise Atlas develop successful excavator technologies. Numerous customers, engineers and experts all around the globe have made their contribution. The result is robust equipment to enable you to work more effectively and safer than ever before. Atlas can guarantee – in those days and today too – that they will always be on the spot when you need them.