Heavy Haulage

Moving a steel giant in Sweden

This impressive bit of moving took place in Gothenburg harbour in Sweden recently – the gigantic steel structure measured 24m long and 34m wide and weighed about 95 tonnes. Swedish company Tabergs Åkeri AB, specialists in heavy and special transportation, took on the challenge and attached their 10 CombiMAX axle lines with Add-On-beam extension to their Volvo FH16 750. A …

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Biglorryblog: ALE getting windy in Saudi Arabia

Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the Jubail Industrial Port and transported them over 600km to Huraymila, using a combination of conventional trailers and a blade trailer. The …

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Biglorryblog: Good scenery, good truck, good trailer good job

It isn’t easy to be an owner driver these days. In the current financial climate many are calling it a day. But one owner operator is bucking the trend and doing it in the specialised world of heavy haulage. Steve Butlers Volvo FH can often be seen  carrying strange objects that have been the cause of much speculation,   some even …

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Biglorryblog: MAN and ALE takes the train

Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has completed the unloading and transportation of a train, consisting of 11 units, in just one day in Saudi Arabia. ALE received the 11 units, made up of nine carriages and two locomotives to form one train, at the Jubail Industrial Port. Each locomotive weighed 100t. These were then transported using 11 extendable step frame and …

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Biglorryblog: T cabs don’t come much better than this

Steve took a trip to the Thirsk Truck show,, and one of the undoubted stars was this Scania 142 T cab. With its extended cab , plenty of bright work and resplendent in its new livery of  heavy haulier GCS Johnson. Completely stunning I think we all agree. More from the Thirsk show later this week. Photo’s copyrighted to Steve …

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Biglorryblog: Weighty loads on the road with ALE

Abnormal Load Engineering is progressing with the DGS Zubair Oil Field Project and has transported 16 Out of Gauge (OOG) items. ALE received several shipments at Umm Qasr Port and has transported the items, ranging from 90t – 130t, 80km to the Zubair Oil Field job site. During the transportation, ALE faced the challenge of cutting and lifting approximately 75 …

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Biglorryblog: Carrying the weight with Osmonds

Kent-based Osmonds Transport & Planing has taken delivery of two new step frame trailers with beavertails from Andover Trailers – continuing a working relationship between the two companies which has lasted almost three decades. The new 56 and 73 tonne step frames join four Andover Trailers’ products currently in operation with the road planing and plant-moving specialist, which ordered its …

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Biglorryblog: Open wide with ALE

Image by Tom Evans

Image by, and courtesy of, Tom Evans Abnormal load Engineering (ALE) work world wide moving some of the biggest loads imaginable. To do so means being innovative, in the past when ALE couldn’t find a truck to match their exacting specifications, they simply designed and built their own, the Trojan.  Image by, and courtesy of, Tom Evans Now they have bought to the …

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