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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.

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 ...

Three companies, one MegaMAX solution!

US companies Dagen Trucking Company, Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. and DeMase Trucking & Rigging handled a common project, recently moving the first railcars for Boston’s new Orange Line from the port of New York City to Massachusetts. Arriving from China, they were the first of ...

ALE saves time and costs on wind projects with latest tower cranes

ALE has added three new tower cranes to their extensive global fleet that are expected to make cost and time savings for clients in the wind sector. The innovative K1650L crane has lifting capabilities like no other free-standing tower crane on the wind energy market, with an increased lifting ...

ALE utilises innovative barge for wind component load-out

ALE’s latest marine investment, the SARAH S barge, has been deployed on its inaugural job to transport transition pieces (TPs) as part an offshore wind project in the UK. ALE was contracted to provide the specialist offshore engineering as well as the marine transportation, sea-fastening, ...

Nortons Hiab Services raise safety awareness with Volvo Trucks

Nortons Hiab Services Ltd of Miles Platting, Manchester recently took part in a primary school educational visit with its suppliers, Volvo Trucks and Hiab. Hiab were initially contacted by Bredbury Green Primary School in Romiley, Greater Manchester, to request assistance with their safety ...

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’.