This superbly illustrated history of earth-moving systems and equipment is the definitive account of the route that led to today’s billion dollar, hi-tech industry. More that four hundred photographs, drawings and illustrations make this the perfect reference book.
Earthmoving and construction equipment allowed men to build our present world. The strength and imagination of people who created and used these machines was extraordinary and magnificent, however this history remains almost unknown. This highly detailed book intends to describe the most obscure part of this history, for both enthusiastic and still uninitiated reader.
Here is an exciting collection of images from the archive of Erie Steam Shovel Company. Every Erie model is pictured, including the A, B, B2, and Gas+Air, at all types of work: shovel, clam, dragline, crane, and backhoe. These detailed factory images will be valued by the enthusiast, collector, restorer, and modeler.
This is the first photographic history of the smallest of the Caterpillar line. These tractors were born and raised in the years of research and development. They were sold through the controversial color change of 1931 and today they are some of the most highly sought after Caterpillar tractors. Start with the 4,500-lb model Ten, the smallest track-type tractor ever produced by the company. Follow its changes to the transformation into the 7c Series Fifteen in 1932 and the 1D High Clearance Series Fifteen.
This manual provides the busy contractor or engineer with every heavy construction reference needed, equipment descriptions and uses, definitions, productivity tables, illustrations, and procedural models. The information you need to understand & make informed decisions on heavy construction methods, equipment & operations.
The illustrated analysis of all the wheeled loaders, from the hydraulic system and elements of the direction, to the chassis and the different kind of shovels with its various sizes and driving gears. The industrial use and much more… In appendix you will find the precious technical datas.
This book describes 80 hydraulic excavators, many of them the largest working in the UK. Many are photographed in backhoe and faceshovel configuration. The book provides an insight into the world of opencast mining, quarrying and earthmoving. The in depth text makes this a great reference for anyone interested in hydraulic excavators.
A beautiful selection of the best of British traction engine, rollers, steam wagons and more photographed at work and at rest all over the United Kingdom. All the major manufacturers with famous names like Fowler, Burrell and Aveling & Porter are represented, along with many rare makes.
Marking the 50th anniversary of an icon of American industry, this book celebrates a half-century of Bobcat with brilliant images of these quintessentially American machines at work, including historical photographs and diagrams, alongside the full story of the only compact machines that have ever mattered. Often imitated but never equaled, the Bobcat skid-steer loader was born when some hardy souls in the Northern Plains needed a new way to get work done.??The pictures in these pages show how the Bobcat loader has been moving American industry ever since, joined over the years by Bobcat excavators and trenchers, utility trucks and more. Bobcat Fifty Years chronicles the changes and innovations that have kept the company at the forefront of the nations compact machinery makers--from the invention of the Bob-Tach quick-change attachment system to the introduction of the Big Bob, the Mini-Bob, and the M-700, the first hydrostatic loader of its size.?
The production of coal, iron, copper, and other minerals has always presented a need for blasting and associated blast holes. Likewise, the blossoming of housing in America has demanded a continual need for water wells for a growing rural population. Bucyrus International, Inc. (formerly Bucyrus-Erie Company) has been a traditional supplier of the tools to meet that need. This book recounts the history of drilling, early manufacturers of drilling equipment, the emergence of drilling methods, rigs, drill bits, and the role of Bucyrus in furthering the science and art of water well and blast hole drilling.
Western Kentucky represented, in the time period covered by this book from the 1950s-80s, the bulk of coal mining in North America. Attributed to in John Prine’s famous song ’’’Paradise,’’ Muhlenberg County is home to Kentucky’s first commercial coal mine named the McLean Drift Bank. At one point, Muhlenberg County produced more coal than any county, state, or country as the largest producer of coal in the world. The massive mining machines documented herein show how it was possible through vintage and colorful photography. Production statistics are detailed for each piece of equipment, laced with historical facts and stories about the mines and mining companies that operated them. Includes a rare look at some of the old draglines that have been re-started and are digging in Western Kentucky once again thanks to new technology.
After “The Great Motorcycle Book” and “The Great Tractor Book”, “The Great Earthmover Book” illustrates the evolution of these fascinating construction machines through detailed descriptions, in-depth technical specifications and over 1,000 colour photographs. It is a complete and exhaustive guide , which puts under the microscope the most significant models of all time, starting with the first compressor steam rollers and dump bucket excavators right through to modern contemporary machinery and also tells the story of their constructors, among them Caterpillar, John Deere, Hyundai, Komatsu, Liebherr, Volvo and many others.