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NICOLAS TRACTOMAS

SPOTLIGHT: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

HeavyTorque Issue 8: Nicolas Tractomas

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THE NICOLAS TRACTOMAS HAS BEEN A RECOGNISABLE ICON OF THE HEAVY HAULAGE INDUSTRY FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. MARGO COLE LOOKS AT ITS EVOLUTION AND ITS FUTURE ROLE IN THE INDUSTRY.

It’s the most powerful prime mover in the world, features in the Guinness Book of World Records, and works in some of the harshest environments you could find. The Nicolas Tractomas: for more than 30 years, customers have been using it to take on transportation assignments for which conventional road trucks do not have enough power.

The most recent incarnation of this iconic vehicle, the Tractomas TR 8x8, was launched in 2013. It weighs in at 36 tonnes and has a towing capacity of up to 1,000 tonnes, as well as being equipped with safety features including rollover and falling object protection (ROPS/FOPS) as well as a rear control camera. It builds on a long history that saw the first Tractomas models launched in 1979, a 6x4 version for China and an 8x8 delivered to Tunisia. Landmarks since then include building a 6x6 version for transporting tanks in Egypt, and that Guinness World Record in 2005 for the production of four Tractomas 10x10 units for South Africa – making it the largest semi-truck in the world.

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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.

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