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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:17:57 AM
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Craig,

Mammoet got a contract in 2011 in Mauretania (West Africa) to remove approx. 70 shipwrecks in Nouadhihou Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from 200 to 1200 tonnes.
To perform the dismantling, they shipped down there 3 Hitachi ZX heavy excavators, fitted with hydraulic steel cutters, to work from the beach side:
https://www.khl.com/19416.tag
https://www.handling-network.com/hitachi-helps-clear-graveyard/

WSI made some years ago a very good model of that Mammoet Hitachi item. As I didn't have any Mammoet combination available at that time, I "contracted-out" the transport operation to another Dutch heavy hauler.

Regerds.
Guy
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:28:03 PM

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Extremely interesting article guy. What a mess for the ocean. Can you imagine the pollution it has caused? I remember those WSI Mammoet 870s. They were highly sought after. Haven't seen one lately. They sold for big bucks. Thanks for the information and your pictures. Craig
GuyM
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 1:32:36 AM
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Poclain tracked and wheeled excavators (Conrad modesl) are moved by Renault R and Kerax tractors on an ACTM lowloader semi-trailer (MiniCams models). The yellow Yumbo wheeled excavator on the 2nd picture is a Wespe Models resin unit:





Berliet and Hanomag-Henschel 6x4 tippers, displayed already, here working together on the same site:







The Bucyrus-Erie hydraulic and the Menck cable excavators are made by NZG.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 1:37:35 AM
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Based on pictures of the real Nicoletti unit, a future Marrel heavy duty tipping body being homemade by Jean-Francois:







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 1:39:56 AM
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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 1:46:14 AM
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A traditional concrete screed preparation combination of a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2544 MP2 6x2/4 tractor and a AM3P/Bremat F3.20 mobile unit on 3-axle semi-trailer (modified Tekno models):









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:31:25 AM
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Heavy haulage (work in progress) of a WW2 landing craft being offered by the US Navy to a D-Day museum in Normandie (France).

Scania R500 6x4/2 tractor + 3-line Nooteboom Euro 59-03(P) modular semi-trailer with an extendable (in length and width) ultra-low bed (NZG models) carrying a Higgins LCM Mk3 landing craft of 26 tonnes (Hobby Boss kit to be painted):







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:40:53 AM
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Delivery to a quarry of a 3-axle Nordberg TW 100 screen rock crusher (modified HiMoBo model). The haulage is taken care of by a SAVIEM 26.240 DHAT 6x6/2 tractor (modified Conrad model):









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:49:29 AM
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A Mammoet heavy haulage set, made of a MAN TGA 41-660 FVDS 8x4/4 tractor (modified Lion Toys model) and a Scheuerle InterCombi L8 5-line modular semi-trailer with 3-line integrated dolly and ultra-low beam (WSI model). The Dutch combination is carrying a Caterpillar D10T bulldozer with blade and ripper of 66.45 tonnes (Norscot model):









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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:22:12 AM
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Another combination of the Schiedam-based (Holland) craneage and heavy haulage company: Titan GmbH Actros 4160SLT 8x4/4 ballasted tow truck with Atlas crane ( modified Conrad model, ASAM kit crane to be painted) moving a 136 tonnes Smit 30MVA, 110/11.5kV electrical transformer (WSI model) on a 10-line Goldhofer THP10 modular trailer (Conrad model)







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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:36:09 AM
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Some of Jean-Paul's models "running" on his balcony in a typical small Provence village of the French Riviera.
SAVIEM and Unic tractors are Minitrucks kits, towing France Jouets and Joal semi-lowloaders, loaded with resin-made Wespe Models Poclain excavators:





Mercedes-Benz/Titan 8x8 Conrad model (found in a local swapmeet at a ridiculous low price), carrying a large diameter pipe on its Minitruks-based dolly:



Scania-Vabis tractor (NZG model) towing a demilitarised Titan lowloader (Dinky Toys) literally stuck in the gravel:



Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:43:33 AM
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Road move between 2 construction sites of a fast-erecting Liebherr 32TT distribution crane. The tractor is a Berliet TRH 350 6x4 unit:







The tractor is made from a Minitrucks kit, Jean-Jacques built a homemade gooseneck structure to move the Liebherr crane (Conrad origin).

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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:48:57 AM
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The same Berliet TRH tractor moving a Hanomag wheeled loader on an old Nooteboom lowloader (NZG models), then a FIAT-Allis tracked loader (Old Cars model) on a Talbert lowboy (Conrad model):







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:48:37 AM
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DAF concrete mixer, combination of a WSI 6x4 tractor and a Conrad Liebherr mixing drum:







Concrete pumps displayed above on 4x2 and 6x4 Mercedes-Benz trucks are Conrad models.
A close view of the future Marrel tipping unit built by Jean-Francois:



Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:02:08 AM
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The same Mercedes-Benz LAK 2624 6x6/2 with Meiller tipping unit, proposed by 2 different German model producers:





First model to be produced is the NZG yellow one. The other truck is a resin production from GMTS issued in 2012.
It seems that NZG tried to reproduce a Wackenhut cab with its larger and flater screen, unless they completely failed in reproducing properly the very specific rounded windscreen of that famous truck, which is difficult to accept from such a reputable model company.

To be followed.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:07:31 AM
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The NZG LAK version:



The Mercedes produced by GMTS (pity that the rear tailgate is not functional):





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:15:49 AM
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Haulage of a windmill Siemens SWT-2.3-108 generator nacelle of 2.3MW and 82 tonnes (Tekno model) by Brande Maskintransport, a specialised Danish transport company, absorbed a few years ago into Mammoet Wind.
The combination is made of a Titan GmbH Actros 4151 MP3 8x8/4 tractor, equipped with a high capacity Palfinger PK 150002 Perf. G knuckleboom crane (modified WSI model), towing a Nooteboom MCO 109-07V(V) 7-axle extendable lowbed semi-trailer (Lion Toys model being modified):





To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:18:19 AM
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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 1:20:30 AM
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Concentration of FAUN and Grove cranes and Messer-Griesheim articulated lorries (Conrad and TWH models) in South of France:







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 1:23:59 AM
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Liebherr mobile cranes (Conrad models) on Goldhofer lowloaders (Tekno) towed by MAN and Volco tractors.
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