Collett – Heavy Lift News


Collett & Sons Ltd

  • Victoria Terminal,
    Albert Road,
    West Yorkshire,
    HX2 0DF
    United Kingdom


Experts in the transport of heavy and abnormal loads, Collett are your global professional partner for specialist logistics, heavy haulage, heavy lift, marine and transport consulting services.

Our extensive knowledge, skill and years of experience allows us to provide bespoke heavy haulage logistics, heavy lift, transport consulting and marine services for the movement of abnormal loads throughout Europe.

Our dedicated heavy transport fleet of trucks, specialist trailers and self propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) operate across our strategically placed depots in Halifax, Goole, Grangemouth and Ireland, positioning us perfectly to provide the ideal solution for your project’s requirements.

From single unit projects and one off deliveries to the transport and heavy lift of multiple oversized cargoes, the relocation of machinery or specialist logistics for complete breakbulk contracts, Collett are ideally placed to quickly and efficiently undertake your project.

Experts in Motion since 1928, Collett have a wealth of experience transporting difficult and abnormal loads throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. Their haulage fleet of over 65 trucks, 120 specialist trailers and Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) operate across four strategically placed depots in Halifax, at the Port of Goole, the Port of Grangemouth, and most recently in Dublin, with the introduction of Collett (Ireland) Ltd.

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Case Study – SPT Mile for 55 Tonne Lathe

The 12.7m long, 3.5m wide, 3.5m high lathe had been carrying out prototype work for some of the biggest aerospace companies in the world, and required a transport solution to move from its position at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to a separate AML site a mile down the road.

With a gantry lifting system already in place, Collett were contracted to undertake transport operations of the high accuracy piece of equipment. Taking place in mid-May, preparation of the cargo had already been undertaken with the removal of ancillary systems from the lathe, such as coolant tanks and guarding panels.

With the lathe lifted by gantry within the research centre, our Team, equipped with an 8-axle motorised SPT Scheuerle InterCombi and powerpack, manoeuvred under the suspended cargo and lowered to secure. Once outside the facility, our Team hitched the SPT to our Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT 8×4 ballast truck. Under Collett Pilot Car escort, the lathe slowly made the mile journey to its designated site. Once at the manufacturing facility, site restrictions would not allow for access of the SPT to manoeuvre the cargo to final position. Our Team brought the cargo to within a few feet before transferring to a skidding system for final positioning.

“There were no particular challenges on this job – everything was straightforward,” states Liam McLoughlin, Head of Projects. “All parties worked together on the pre-planning works and this collaboration provided a smooth and successful operation.”

“We’re well used to working with other parties, and I think that’s the main challenge in heavy haulage now, the preparation and lead times are key. I’m happy to say that everything went as planned, with all contractors working hand in hand to complete the project.”

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Case Study – Effer Expertise for Slaters Electricals

Supplied by Slater Electricals, the 12MVA, 33000/11000v transformer began its journey from Blaydon, Tyne & Wear to an energy-from-waste plant in the Midlands. Appointed to undertake all transport, lifting and positioning operations our Team loaded the transformer at Slaters Electricals’ Scotswood Bridge Works before travelling the 195 miles to delivery site. On arrival at site, our Team expertly offloaded and positioned the 3.79m L x 2.92m W x 3.40m H load, using our 205 Tonne/Meter Crane Vehicle.

“We needed a haulier with a crane vehicle capable of offloading and positioning a 20 tonne power transformer at the end client’s site. Collett’s had the equipment to do the job and gave a first class service from quotation through to precisely positioning the transformer on the pre-prepared base on site. The job was completed to our customer’s complete satisfaction”. Jamie Slater, Commercial Director, Slaters Electricals.




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