The Heavies 2017

The Heavies dig in for a third year!

With even Brexit failing to put a dent in the construction industry’s recovery, it’s set to deliver some of Europe’s most innovative and challenging construction projects. Hinckley point, HS2 and the new Paramount studios in Kent; they all follow Crossrail – the biggest civil engineering project in Europe – due for completion in

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The Heavies 2017: Enerpac

Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology sponsors The Heavies 2017!

We are delighted to announce that Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology will be sponsoring the ‘Project of the Year’ category at The Heavies 2017. With the shortlisted already announced, its certainly going to be a tough one to call! We look forward to welcoming Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology and their guests on the evening of Friday

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The Heavies 2017

The Heavies 2017: Shortlist Announced!

With just over four weeks to go until the awards spectacular on Friday 24th March 2017, it gives the team great pleasure to announce the ‘Shortlist’ for The Heavies 2017. The Heavies recognises and rewards industry excellence, innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality across the entire spectrum of the heavy and abnormal load

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The Heavies 2017: Kassbohrer

Kässbohrer sponsors The Heavies 2017

We are delighted to announce that returning sponsors, Kässbohrer, will be championing the Job of the Year (CAT1) category for 2017. We look forward to welcoming the Kässbohrer team and their guests on the evening of Friday 24th March! Thank you for your continued support. ____________ Kässbohrer in the UK Kässbohrer, the fastest growing

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The Heavies 2017: King Trailers

King Trailers return to Sponsor The Heavies Job of the Year #CAT2

We are delighted to confirm that King Trailers Ltd are returning to The Heavies for a third consecutive year as sponsors of the ‘Job of the Year (CAT2)’ category. Thanks once again for your continued support! We look forward to welcoming the King team to The Heavies 2017. For 55 years the King Group has... ...

Graham ‘Boss Man’ Hillman takes top honours – Lifetime Achievement Award

Despite modern technology and the latest equipment, the real burden of safely transporting an oversize, heavy load on the highway rests with the driver of the outfit. He or she is responsible for the complete operation. The ability to drive a very heavy vehicle to an extremely high standard is only part of the range... ...

Manufacturing giants Goldhofer scoop The Heavies top award – Trailer Manufacturer of the Year

Once again the readers of HeavyTorque and the wider industry were invited to vote in an open poll – and nominate – for whom they believe deserves the crown for Trailer Manufacturer of the Year. With 18.7% of all votes cast – recognising this manufacturer for their sustained excellence in design and manufacture. Their roots...

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Nooteboom’s award-winning Manoovr takes centre stage yet again (literally)!

Nooteboom – (In their words) Groundbreaking innovation for abnormal road transport. With the Manoovr semi low-loaders Nooteboom set their own course: they believe there are too many disadvantages attached to the independent suspension systems currently available in the market. Excessive tyre wear, high maintenance costs and limited vertical

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Broshuis SL-AIR wins top award at The Heavies 2016

Broshius – For development of the SL-AIR – the first independent AIR-suspension for special trailers, worldwide. In their words, the biggest innovation in special transport in decades has the safety of independent suspension now available with air suspension. This has been rewarded with a patent, so it’s not just a commercial statement, it’s a

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Faymonville’s innovative MultiMAX claims Highly Commended in Trailer Innovation (medium weight) category

Faymonville – The Faymonville MultiMAX with width adjustable bed offers increased safety, improved comfort and significant time savings. This new hydraulic-widening of the loading platform benefits customers. Extensive road trials proved the principle ‘simpler, faster, safer’. Previously, drivers had to manually work to pull out the side

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Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star shines bright at The Heavies 2016

With a rich history in supplying vehicles tailored to meet the ever-demanding needs of the heavy haulage industry, and after unveiling the New Actros and New Arocs in 2013, it launched a ground-breaking new transmission. It was – and is – a revolutionary design in drivetrain technology. That is the Turbo Retarder Clutch (TRC). In... ...

BlokCam Ltd claim top spot in Innovation of the Year: End User

BlokCam Ltd – a wireless camera system that attaches directly to a crane’s hook block to deliver a live video stream to the operator in the cabin. Wireless camera systems from BlokCam have been installed on a variety of cranes, including those at Crossrail, a major rail project widely acclaimed for its dedication to health... ...

Innovation and Safety – the perfect combination for Scheuerle and TII Sales GmbH & Co. KG

TII Group – The SCHEUERLE X-Lite system ensures vehicle position, road conditions and operating-levers are perfectly visible at any time. LEDs – installed directly over the trailer wheels – can be switched on and adjusted to an ideal lumination. The X-Lite system is available for all SPMT models and generations, and can be supplementary

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Beaver Bridges Ltd named ‘Team of the Year’ 2016 champions!

Beaver Bridges – for building, loading, transporting, splicing and erecting a 52m clear span bridge eventually weighing 70 tonnes over the A1 in one 12-hour shift. Working closely with their friends at Mammoet, rigging and de-rigging the crane, they even had time to check the road surface and re-open the road 2 hours ahead of... ...

Not one, not two, but three big wins sees Allelys in a league of their own!

A hat-trick of wins for the mighty Allelys Group! Operator of the Year Allelys Group – Founded in 1959 by Maurice Allely, originally specialising in livestock movements across the UK. From these small beginnings, the business has now grown to be one of the UK’s largest and most successful transport and specialist Heavy Lift companies.... ...

Vehicle Routing Services crowned Pilot Car/Escort Operator 2016

Established in 2003, Vehicle Routing Services provide abnormal & wide load escorting and notification permits for specialist operators throughout the UK, Ireland & Europe. The winner has gone from strength-to-strength and now operates a fleet of four escort vehicles. The judges recognised this company for their focus on safety, and

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JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd claim Highly Commended award in ‘Project of the Year’ category

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd – To replace a substation transformer located 8m beneath a central London car park, with no room or footing for a mobile crane, JB Rawcliffe invested in strand jack technology. This location meant a strict schedule and operating environment had to be worked within – to ensure minimal disruption to... ...

ALE scoop two top awards at The Heavies 2016: Job of the Year (BE16/VR1) and Project of the Year

Job of the Year (BE16/VR1) ALE – who successfully delivered three transformers weighing 135t from the vendor’s manufacturing facility in Austria, via the ports of Rotterdam and Tilbury, to the new National Grid substation in Highbury, North London. Challenges included finding a suitable route – and transhipping a 135t transformer off the

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Collett & Sons Ltd scoop Highly Commended in ‘Job of the Year BE16/VR1’

Collett & Sons Ltd – for delivering two 200 tonne transformers from Mostyn Port to Burbo Bank Wind Farm. Using a combination of 14-axle trailers – for first unloading the ship – to modular trailers to manage weight restrictions on port-exit’s level-crossing, they then built their Scheuerle 550 tonne Girder Bridge around the load in... ...

West of Scotland Heavy Haulage crowned champions in Job of the Year CAT3 – The Heavies 2016

West of Scotland Heavy Haulage – for successfully delivering 2 Siemens, 7 mega watt – 125 metre turbines from Glasgow – 45 miles to Millour Hill Wind Farm in North Ayrshire. West of Scotland’s team had to manoeuvre the 52 metre blades on specialist Nooteboom, Broshuis and Scheuerle trailers through tight M8 junctions and

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