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Location: Bizkaia, Spain
Date: May 2008
Truck: Volvo FM 12 420hp
Crane: Palfinger 29002 performance
Trailer: Leciņena 3 Axel
Description: Arriving in Portugalete to deliver pipes which will drive rubbish under the ground

Captions: "GRUAS ALDAITURRIAGA" was the most important transport & crane company in the region of the Basque Country in Spain from the 40's to the 90's. Mi father Jesús joined in 1976, and he will retired next August. The company joined to other two to be stronger in July 2005 and the new name is GAM. They work mostly transporting heavy construction material, and now are focussed on elevation platforms and big tonnelage cranes.

Location: Bizkaia, Spain
Date: May 2008
Truck: Volvo FM 12 420hp
Crane: Palfinger 29002 performance
Trailer: Leciņena 3 Axel
Description: untying the load with the steel bar

Captions: "GRUAS ALDAITURRIAGA" started in 1942 with only two vehicles which where a mule cart and an old towing truck. Despite the spanish market protection of dictator's Franco after the spanish civil war ended in 1939, Aldaiturriaga managed to buy american makes like GMC, Autocar Diesel, and Mack. Tired of hard working in the family farm Dad joined Aldaiturriaga in september 1976 when the company started to buy lots of PEGASO trucks.

Location: Bizkaia, Spain
Date: May 2008
Truck: Volvo FM 12 420hp
Crane: Palfinger 29002 performance
Trailer: Leciņena 3 Axel
Description: Downloading the pipes using the remote of the Palfinger 29002 performance crane.

Captions: Jesús has been driving arcticulated rigs hauling lowbeds and platforms for 32 golden years. He lived the hard times when only rough men worked driving classic unconfortable trucks. Now in Spain the trucks are new, beautiful and very confortable, sometimes driven by expert women, but the transport business is no longer a profitable occupation.

Location: Bizkaia, Spain
Date: May 2008
Truck: Volvo FM 12 420hp
Crane: Palfinger 29002 performance
Trailer: Leciņena 3 Axel
Description: Leaving the working place

Captions: In Europe the streets of the villages are not as wide and long as in the USA. Specially in the Basque Country the ground is very expensive and we couldnīt afford to buld easy driving avenues, besides most of them where built in the middle ages and only people and cattle walked along them. This fact will help you to understand why an small 16'5 meter long european rig is a giant when moving in our towns and villages.



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