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Nicolas Tractomas (RDC318X) Sunters 1983.
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No: 10427   Contributor: Chris Hall, Teesside   Year: 1983   Manufacturer: Nicolas Tractomas   Country: United Kingdom
Nicolas Tractomas (RDC318X) Sunters 1983.

Enclosed is the final picture of the Sunters outsize load on Teesside in 1983. It shows the tractor Unit which provided most of the primary hauling duries. It is seen here at Billingham after being disconnected from the unit. I saw this vehicle some years later in a blue and white (Econofrieght?) livery with another load and again on Billingham bank (and will be posted soon)
The last large load I saw which was around 1998, featured another giant industrial piece, this time there were no haulage tractors, the unit was worked by two men with hand held control boxes like those found with model cars! Incredible!

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Picture added on 29 September 2011 at 09:17
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This is a Tractomas built by french trailer builders Nicolas.They only built two both of which ended up in the uk!

Added by Anon on 02 February 2012.
That is correct it is a Tractomas..
Cab was shared by Ford ,Renault,Berliet.

Added by Richard Wilkinson on 02 February 2012.
Dear Anon,
Tractomas have built a number of 5 axle heavy haulage tractors for a company called Rotrans in South Africa. A search on the net will come up with images of these giant trucks.

Added by Steve Prosser on 15 October 2013.

Tractomas are currently using Renault cabs for their heavy haulage tractors.
They supply tractors to special order and over recent years have produced 6x6, 8x8 and 10x10 versions for companies in South Africa and China.
Try searching the internet for Rotran to see some great images of these trucks in action.

Added by Steve Prosser on 16 October 2013.
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