John Wynn


28th October 1932 – 10th April 2020


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- 1963. In August of this year, Wynns transport what was the heaviest load ever carried at the time, a 212 ton Ferranti 400 MVA transformer measuring 33'-5" x 15'-5" x 16'-2", from Manchester to Monk Fryston, Yorkshire.

- 1967. Wynns were the first company to employ air cushion equipment, developed by British Hovercraft, for crossing Felin Puleston bridge on the A483 with a 155 ton, AEI Wythenshaw transformer.

- 1969. Wynns transport the largest ever load through the streets of London. Measuring 93'-0" x 15'-3" x 15'-7" and weighing 65 ton, the Air Separator Unit, was transported from the manufacturers BOC Cryoplants at Edmonton, to Royal Victoria Dock for export to Texas.

This record stood until 1977 when WYNNS surpassed their own record by hauling a larger separator measuring 98'-11" x 20'-10" x 20'-10" from Edmonton to Royal Albert Docks and then to site at British Oxygen, Middlesborough.

- 1969. Wynns were the first company to use "End Suspension Necks" developed by GEC Stafford to carry six 233 ton transformers to Didcot and six to Pembroke. A method that reduces the tare weight of trailers considerably.

- 1975. Wynns were the first company to use "'series 2' of the CEGB air cushion equipment to transport a 177 ton Ferranti transformer to Indian Queens via Penzance.

- 1971. Wynns handle the largest loads ever on British roads. These were 3 vessels transported from Birkenhead to Stanlow, a distance of 17 miles. The largest vessel was 111'-6" long x 25'-6" deep and weighed 212 tons.

- 1975. Wynns put 400 tonnes on pneumatic tyres. A North Sea oil-rig module high load, measuring 234' x 45'-0"x 56'-0", was transported onto a pontoon at Whessoe, Middlesborough.

- 1976. Wynns carry the heaviest stator ever built by GEC Stafford, weighing 328 tons.

- 1977. Wynns transport the heaviest transformer ever built by Ferranti, weighing 304 tons to the Ince B power station. Later in the same year Wynns transported the heaviest transformer ever built by Parsons Peebles, weighing 338 tons, from Edinburgh to Peterhead.