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Heavy Haulage (Draft outline, expansion required)&nbsp

The movement of modern Tractors and Construction Plant due to the size and weight of machines, requires the use of specialist equipment. The contractors involved in this are often referred to as "Heavy Haulage Contractors".

The collection of Older heavy Haulage Tractors is a growing hobby, with some people collecting older units to move their "Classic Plant or Tractors", others just collecting BIG trucks as they look impressive, and some are quite rare, but are generally cheaper than Steam

Typical modern Heavy Haulage tractor unit

Engines or Trains.


On of the Earliest specialist heavy haulage tractor units the Scammell 100 Tonner

Ex Wynns ex. Army "Diamond T" EDW 95 at Bromyard show 2008

Ex RAF Thornycroft Antar at Belvoir Castle show 2008

Early History

The First Heavy haulage contractors used teams of horses.

Then they moved on to using Steam Traction engines to move large items such as Boilers, presses, Stone blocks, Machine parts and similar large items during the Industrial revolution.

Following the 2nd World War, with large numbers of ex forces heavy trucks and tank transporters available, haulers quickly switched, as they did not need a couple of hours to get up steam, and no need to cart tons of coal along the route, less maintenance and cleaner.

19th Century

See Road Tractors (Steam Engine) for more details. The Best known manufacturers are;

20th Century

Diesel Lorries and Road Haulage Tractors

See also: Commercial vehicles
Early Manufactures of specialist trucks

Ex Magnaload Volvo ballast tractor at Bromyard show 2008

Econofrieght Scammell S26 "Evening Star" fitted with ballast box - F300 PHN

21st Century

Heavy Duty Trucks and Tractor units Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT's)

Modern Manufactures

Yeoman Bonneted Volvo, now retired and on the Show circuit

Renault Magnum Heavy Haulage tractor unit

  • Berliet
    • GXO
    • T12
    • TLR

      Rotinoff Atlantic GR 7

    • TLM
    • TBO
    • TBU15
    • TR350
  • MAN
    • F90
    • 40 520
  • Volvo
    • F88
    • F89
    • N12
    • N1233
    • F12
    • F16
    • FH12
    • FH16
  • Oshkosh
    • J-Series
    • M911
    • HET M1070
  • DAF
    • 3300
    • 3600
    • FTT95
    • 85 400
  • Faun
    • HZ45/45W
    • Koloss
    • Goliath
    • SLT-50 'Elefant'
    • SLT-56 'Fransiska'
  • Foden
    • 4380
    • 4450
    • 4525

JC Balls

Trailer & Equipment Manufactures

The neck of a King Low loaders

Neck and front Boggie on a 120 ton capacity 5 + 3 Drop well modular Andover trailer

The Neck of a Goldhofer trailer on Alleys DAF hauling a rail locomotive

Line of super long Bridge Beams delivered by Markham Moor Transport to the Leeds Inner Ringroad site at night

Specialist Heavy Haulage Contractors

Main article: Heavy Haulage Contractors
Starter list, more required and a relevant individual company article creating from the links below.

See also

External links