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ISSUE SIXTEEN: WHAT'S IN STORE?

Magazine, HeavyTorque, Issue 16, October 2018

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WITH OVER 160 PAGES OF FIRST-CLASS HEAVY HAULAGE CONTENT, WHAT MORE CAN YOU WISH FOR? HEAVYTORQUE, BRITAIN’S BEST LOVED SPECIALIST TRANSPORT TITLE!

Well, after what seems like an eternity in production, I am delighted to advise that the latest bumper issue of HeavyTorque has finally left the stable. Its now in the very capable hands of our printers, so I am hoping for a swift turnaround.

You may also note that I recently announced that HeavyTorque is no longer available on the newsstand; therefore if your not already a subscriber, or have been sitting on the fence – theres no time like the present to get your hands on what is ultimately Great Britain’s (or the worlds) best loved specialist transport title.

Simply pre-order through the link below, or give myself a call on +44 (0) 1572 345072. (Andy Adams)

Please see below a brief insight of what to expect:

Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group

COVER STORY: NOTHING TOO HEAVY, NOTHING TOO HIGH

SARENS IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST HEAVY LIFT AND TRANSPORT GROUPS WHICH SPAN THE GLOBE. BOB BEECH MEETS UK GENERAL MANAGER ANDREW HUNT, TO FIND OUT HOW THE COMPANY LIVES UP TO ITS MOTTO.

There’s a very select club of heavy lift and transport companies that operate throughout the world and have the equipment, expertise, experience and sheer resources to undertake the largest, most complex and challenging projects possible. This champions league if you like, has just a handful of members. These multi-faceted organisations are involved in most of the really large-scale construction, civil engineering and infrastructure projects on virtually every continent. All of the companies in this sector are long established and have gradually expanded their operations over time.

Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
MAN Truck & Bus, Collett & Sons Ltd, John Donnelly, Geoff Davies, David Collett. Lincoln Collett
MAN Truck & Bus, Collett & Sons Ltd, John Donnelly, Geoff Davies, David Collett. Lincoln Collett

MAN TRUCK & BUS: JOHN DONNELLY & GEOFF DAVIES

CONTINUING OUR SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS WITH CHASSIS MANUFACTURERS, BRIAN WEATHERLEY TALKS TO GEOFF DAVIES, MAN’S HEAVY HAULAGE AND SPECIAL VEHICLE SALES EXPERT TOGETHER WITH HIS PREDECESSOR JOHN DONNELLY AT COLLETT TRANSPORT, ONE OF THE LION BRAND’S LONG-STANDING CUSTOMERS.

NB: Sadly, since the interview, John Donnelly, the recently-retired MAN Truck & Bus UK heavy haulage vehicles sales expert, has suddenly passed away. Our thoughts at this time are with Sue, John’s wife. Before publication both Sue and John read the feature and gave it their blessing. They were insistent we didn’t make changes or remove it from print. The interview gives a unique insight into John’s career and the contribution he made to the heavy haulage industry. Having worked in the industry for a number of decades, John with his expertise, knowledge and understanding, has in many ways, helped shape heavy haulage traction to what we see today.

MAN Truck & Bus, Collett & Sons Ltd, John Donnelly, Geoff Davies, David Collett. Lincoln Collett
MAN Truck & Bus, Collett & Sons Ltd, John Donnelly, Geoff Davies, David Collett. Lincoln Collett
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018

WH TRANSPORT: THE YOUNG ONES

IN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD WH TRANSPORT HAS ESTABLISHED A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ARMED WITH THE LATEST EQUIPMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS TO TACKLE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE DEMANDS OF THE SPECIALIST TRANSPORT INDUSTRY. BOB BEECH REPORTS.

Specialist transport comes in many forms, sometimes it’s easy to be awestruck by some of the largest outfits used by operators in this sector. But for many, having the biggest most expensive kit makes little economic sense if there’s limited work for that type of equipment in the area in which the firm is based. For many companies in the early stages of development, being able to handle a wide range of tasks with a relatively modest and adaptable fleet is the key. The best way to achieve this is to take great care when buying and specifying equipment and ensure that staff have a wide range of skills and experience.

WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018, DAF Trucks
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018, DAF Trucks
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018, DAF Trucks
TotalKare, Column Lifts, Vehicle maintenance

TOTALKARE: RISING COLUMNS

WORKSHOPS ARE TURNING TO COLUMN LIFTS AS QUICKER, CHEAPER AND SAFER SOLUTIONS TO MAINTAIN VEHICLES THAN INVEST IN PIT LANES. FOLLOWING ITS MANAGEMENT BUYOUT KEVIN SWALLOW TALKS TO TOTALKARE ABOUT THE FUTURE.

Earlier this year a new management team took over TotalKare. Based in Halesowen, West Midlands, it’s renowned for its heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions to national operators and independent workshops. TotalKare was first established in 1953 as Walter Somers Material Handling and began building vehicle lifting solutions in 1983. After several name-changes it introduced the name TotalKare in 2001 for its aftermarket sector. The company fully rebranded as TotalKare in 2015. The management buyout (MBO) earlier this year saw David Hall, existing chairman Mike Lord and fellow directors James Radford and Peter Geobey replace former managing director Tim Jackson and technical director Michael Gilliam, who both retired. The new team announced plans to further boost business by 20 per cent.

TotalKare, Column Lifts, Vehicle maintenance
TotalKare, Column Lifts, Vehicle maintenance
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage

S LYON & SON: CARTING THE CENTURY

FOUR GENERATIONS OF LYONS HAVE RUN LINCOLNSHIRE-BASED HAULIER S LYON & SON. IN ITS 100 YEARS OF OPERATION, IT HAS INTERTWINED WITH THE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES. THE COMPANY HAS ADAPTED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE A WIDE RANGE OF CLIENTS AND INDUSTRIES THROUGHOUT THE UK, AND ITS VEHICLES CAN NOW BE FOUND DELIVERING EVERYTHING FROM MOTORWAY GANTRIES TO BOILER UNITS. MARGO COLE REPORTS.

The company started out well before the internal combustion engine had started making its mark on the UK’s roads. An early photograph in the S Lyon archives dating from the start of the 20th century shows a horse and cart proudly displaying the name Spencer Lyon Carting – the first record of the firm’s origins. The location of this photo is important in telling the story of S Lyon’s success: it was taken inside the premises of industrial equipment manufacturer Ruston in Beevor Street, Lincoln….

S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport
O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport

O’NEILLS HEAVY HAULAGE: TILTING AT WINDMILLS

THE NEED TO CONVEY WIND TURBINE BLADES ALONG A CHALLENGING ROUTE REQUIRED IRISH OPERATOR O’NEILLS HEAVY HAULAGE TO IMPORT A UNIQUE SCHEUERLE TRAILER FROM SWITZERLAND FOR THE JOB. PAUL WHITE TALKS TO MANAGING DIRECTOR, JIMMY O’NEILL.

All roads leading to the small town of Hospital, County Limerick were festooned with green and white flags celebrating Limerick winning the All-Ireland Hurling Championship for the first time since 1973. This significant event saw the Limerick team emerge victorious in an intense and dramatic final against their neighbours Cork. However, our reason for being in the town was not to join in the festivities, but to call on O’Neills Heavy Haulage.

O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport
O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines

TW BOWLER: THE GENERATION GAME

MANCHESTER-BASED TW BOWLER IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF HOW A FAMILY-OWNED TRANSPORT BUSINESS EXPANDS AS EACH NEW GENERATION TAKES THE HELM. BOB BEECH MEETS JOHN BOWLER WHO IS CURRENTLY DRIVING THE OPERATION FORWARD.

Family owned businesses have long been at the very core of the specialist transport industry. Many of the leading companies in both the UK and further afield can trace their roots to fledgling operations started by previous generations. Family members are invariably involved in the present-day business and have taken the operation in new directions and built substantial companies. Another defining characteristic of many of these companies, is that they very often started out as farmers or in an associated trade involved in agriculture. The move into transport came about as a result of having a truck on the farm and branching out into hire and reward transport was a means for additional family members to earn a living without putting undue strain upon the finances of the farm…

Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines

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Announcement

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It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business.

HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the travel network. As part of our onward strategy to adapt, HeavyTorque will now be distributed exclusively through controlled circulation and available through printed subscription.

Please note, this change will only affect newsstand purchasers. There will be no change for our loyal print subscribers.

Why the newsstand change? Quite simply, we can no longer (in good conscience) participate in a distribution programme that creates such an inherent waste of our precious natural resources – and money.

For those of you who have enjoyed HeavyTorque from the newsstand, we sincerely appreciate your business – and we would hope that you’ve enjoyed the magazine enough to consider a direct subscription?

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