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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.

Awards - Straightpoint - Lifting
Awards - Straightpoint - Lifting

SP wins Product Award at Speedy Expo 2018

Straightpoint’s (SP) Bluetooth-enabled Radiolink plus load cell and accompanying HHP app were named Lifting Product of the Year at the largest Speedy Expo ever, which took place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool at the turn of the month. Speedy has a specialist lifting division that offers an ...

Record pressure vessels moved on Cometto MSPE

Italian engineering company Fagioli S.p.A. recently handled the transport of two huge vessels. It was the biggest project ever done within the port of Marghera. The two hydrocracking reactors with a combined total weight of more than 3000t have been manufactured at Italian ATB Riva Calzoni ...

Hiab completes the acquisition of Effer cranes

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has completed the acquisition of Effer S.p.A. from CTE Group. Signing of the transaction was announced on 31 July 2018. For Hiab as the global leader in on-road load handling solutions, this acquisition means a significant advancement in its ambition to be leader in ...

New Andover Trailers plant body for AH Plant Hire

Chester-based AH Plant Hire has taken delivery of a new bespoke-built Andover Trailers plant body, an upgrade for the company’s original Andover build, which entered service 14 years ago and is still in operation today. The new body, mounted to a 32-tonne 8×2 rear steer Scania G450, joins ...

Myers celebrates 50 years with three 90th Anniversary DAFs.

BJ Myers Transport, the Kent traction operator founded in 1968, has taken delivery of three DAF ‘90th Anniversary Edition’ XF 530 FTG twin-steer 6×2 tractors as part of celebrating its 50 years in business. The trucks are in the special DAF 90th Anniversary colour choices; one in special ...

Joachim Kolb strengthens Cometto

Joachim Kolb is the new member of Cometto’s sales team. The 57-year-old has joined the sales department at the well-known vehicle manufacturer since October 1st of this year. Kolb has been active in the heavy-haulage industry for the past twenty years and is an internationally recognized ...

Goldhofer at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hannover

The Goldhofer trade fair team was highly satisfied with the outcome of this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. At the end of September 2018, the world market leader for heavy haulage and specialized transport solutions attracted an unusually large number of visitors to the ...

Long or short – TPE relies on the Faymonville PrefaMAX

Alsace in the east of France is one of the core areas for the transport of precast concrete elements. Several manufacturers are located in the region, such as the renowned and internationally well-known Fehr company. It also has several branches in France and Germany, where it produces precast ...

Ellesmere Port to Cellarhead Substation

Over two days in July the Collett Team turned heads as they travelled across the North West with a 170 Tonne Super Grid Transformer. Loaded to the specialist 550 Tonne capacity Scheuerle girder bridge, and accompanied by two heavy tractor units in push/pull formation, the 69.6m long combination ...

DAF XF gives extra lift to Askey fleet

H.Askey Transport has taken delivery of a DAF XF 480 6×2 tractor with single-mounted trailing axle, plus a PM 38.5SP crane to increase the spread of capabilities from the diverse Sheffield fleet. The operator, which describes itself as ‘just a haulier really’, already has vehicles and ...

Modulift beams integral to preserving unique Southampton heritage

Three Modulift spreader beams were used in a one-over-two configuration beneath the hook of a 350t capacity mobile crane to remove the historic Castle Way footbridge in Southampton, UK last month (September). Lifting and height safety specialist TackleStore Ltd T/A SafetyLiftinGear.com supplied ...

DAF Trucks opens new UK Headquarters

DAF Trucks UK held an official opening ceremony this week to celebrate its recent move to a new head office facility in Haddenham. The £20 million investment in the new headquarters is described by Robin Easton, Managing Director of DAF Trucks, as “a demonstration of the commitment to further ...

Jørn Bolding – Goldhofer’s man for Scandinavia for Forty years

In 1970 Jørn Bolding set up his own logistics business and has retained his passion for the transport industry to this day. Even at the age of 75, it still goes without saying for the Dane to attend to his customers’ needs from Monday to Friday. As an independent haulage contractor, he ...

Maximum combinations for A. Kothmaier

Further CombiMAX vehicles are working in Austria: two goosenecks, 2+3+3+4-axle bogies, one Joker-axle (countless possibilities), one add-on beam, one excavator bed and one 6-axle loading platform with pendle axle technology PA-X and excavator trough are used by the company A. Kothmaier in ...

HeavyTorque no longer available through Newsstand

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 ...

ALE Jacks-up topside 14m and aids speedier load-out

The time and cost efficiency of ALE’s Mega Jack system has been demonstrated while completing a 14m-high jack-up of a topside in Mexico. As the Mega Jack had its own starter beams, extensive time and cost savings were made as the client did not need to fabricate temporary beams. For a ...

Cometto MSPE excels in harsh conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Recently, four modular combinations of Cometto self-propelled trailers MSPE 40t in side-by-side configuration have been involved in heavy duty movements by customer Marine Maroc. The project consisted of the transport of six diesel engines each weighing 215t and six generators each weighing 72t ...

20 axle lines of Cometto MSPE 48t for the Groupe Cayon

The French company Groupe Cayon recently received four modules of self-propelled MSPE 48t from the specialist Cometto. A total of 20 axle lines with lateral coupling to also allow projects with largest loads. The order included two 6-axle modules type MSPE 6/4 48t, two 4-axles modules type MSPE ...

Readypower Rail Services on the right track with seven new Volvo Trucks

Readypower Rail Services has recently taken delivery of seven, heavy haulage, Volvo tractor units from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London’s brand-new Banbury dealerpoint. The new group were supplied by Dave Sheldon, Transport Solutions Executive at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London and consist ...

There’s no shortage of power with Volvo’s FH16 range

Designed for the heaviest and most demanding operations, the FH16 is Volvo’s most powerful truck. Its distinctive design expresses the massive capabilities built into it, as well as its level of refinement, plus – of course – it is probably one of the safest and most comfortable workplaces in ...

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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