Munton convoy carries out mammoth haul to Turin
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AMAMMOTH exercise in cross-Channel haulage was carried out last week by G. C. Munton (Heavy Haulage) Ltd., of Ruskington, Lincs., in conjunction with Pickfords, and Hay's Wharf, Southampton.
Munton hauled a £100,000 metal press, built by the British Manufacture and Research Co., 1,200 miles from Grantham, Lincs., via Southampton, and Le Havre, to Fiat's Turin factory.
Transport of the press, used in the manufacture of car bodies was carried out in component form. Munton used three King low-loaders, one towed by a Foden Mk.VII two-stroke and two by Foden Gardners, with accessories on a York tilt trailer also towed by a Foden Gardner.
The convoy crossed the channel from Southampton aboard one of Thoresen's roll-on/roll-off Viking fleet. With a maximum width of 10 ft. 6 in. and height of 13 ft., the convoy was given a police escort all the way from Le Havre to the Mont Blanc tunnel.