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Nooteboom receives Heavies Award for ‘Innovation of the Year’

September 2018
The Heavies - Nooteboom
And the winners are: Team Nooteboom U.K. - From left to right - Nigel Houghton (Nooteboom Ireland) - John Houghton, Neil Crouchman, David Pitcher, Chris Daniels

In the category Trailer Medium Weight (3-5 axles) Nooteboom has been elected by the judging panel as the winner of the Innovation of the Year Award for the Manoovr semi-lowloader with excavator trough and 80 tonne heavy duty ramps. Again, there was one stand-out entry in this category. It was developed in response to the need for a more efficient way to transport big construction machinery

In the words of one of the Judges: ‘The next stage in the Manoovr range. A super strong trailer that’s ideal for heavy plant.’

It is the second time in three years that Nooteboom has been awarded The Heavies Innovation of the year award.

Innovation Trailer Medium Weight

The trailer is based on an existing innovative semi low-loader but for really big construction equipment it had to be modified to overcome transport height and for safe quick loading. When carrying excavators or demolition machines the boom can be placed in the trough so that the total height of the load is reduced considerably. And the special ‘heavy duty’ ramps each have a wheel load rating of 20 tonne.

The Heavies - Nooteboom Innovation Award 2018
Collecting the award on the night was the Director of Nooteboom UK, John Houghton.

About The Heavies

In conjunction with the Heavy Transport Association (HTA), The Heavies Awards will seek to reward those organisations (large or small) making a significant contribution to the effective and efficient running of the UK heavy transport industry. Starting in 2015, the Heavies has been held this year for the 4th time at the new location of Newark Showground. The event is also an exclusive opportunity to network with the supply chain and for the supply chain to network with the industry.