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WMB HEAVY HAULAGE

HeavyTorque Issue Eleven: WMB Heavy Haulage

RAISING THE STANDARD

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY BASED, WMB HEAVY HAULAGE IS PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF TRUCK CRANE TECHNOLOGY WITH 21ST CENTURY ENGINEERING IDEAS. JOHN HENDERSON REPORTS.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG ECCLESTON

Safe lifting standards are a crucial part of operations involving any type of crane. This top priority must be revisited time and again, not just at every individual job, but when developing technologies bring new products to the marketplace. The theory and practice of safe lifting is continually embraced by innovators in the heavy transport and lifting industry, and that includes Jon Smail, co-founder of WMB Heavy Haulage. In addition to building what is probably Scotland’s largest capacity eight-wheeled rigid crane truck, Smail and partner Murray Brown have also become sole UK agents for Finnish made Aluexbeams spreader bars. Aluexbeams are the brainchild of Finnish crane operator, Patrik Sundström who has created three separate lifting beams with capacities of five, 10 and 10-tonnes plus. These aluminium devices are designed to be handled by one man. The five-tonne model tips the scales at 35kg, while the 10 and 10-tonne plus bars weigh in at 45kg.

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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.

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