A very important book on a often forgotten and unknown side of the Alfa Romeo’s world: the industrial and commercial vechicles production. At last the right emphasis to all trucks, buses and trolleybuses which, together with aviation engines, kept up the factory in the ’30s, were the cornerstone in the 40s and the main production until the full development of the 1900 saloon cars. A great historical research, with a contribution of an iconographic material mostly never published before.
This fascinating new book takes readers inside the mobile facilities that not only get the cars and tools from point A to point B, but also convert into high-tech offices and living quarters complete with the latest business and entertainment electronics, satellite dishes, bathrooms, kitchens, and sometimes even jacuzzis. Color photography depicts the high-tech gadgetry and creature comforts now common to NASCAR transporters, each of which can cost anywhere from a quarter-million to several million dollars.
From the trucks that replaced oxen in Americas forests to modern rigs, Professor of Transportation at San Francisco State University, Donald Wood, profiles the challenging logging operations of the biggest off-road trucks and their drivers. Photographs document a variety of rugged logging trucks built on various manufacturers chassis.
A comprehensive photo history of one of the great names in automotive motoring. This outstanding collection of factory photographs displays the quality and styling of Dodge light to heavy duty trucks. Filled with pickups, panel trucks, Power Wagons, stake trucks, delivery vans, semi-tractors and more.
From its beginnings in 1912, Brockway earned a reputation for reliability and rugged design that was carried on after the company was acquired by Mack Trucks in October, 1956. This collection of photographs highlights Brockways post-war years and into the early Sixties. Photographs from the Mack Trucks Historical Museum Archives.
This book is about recognising the achievements of the crane industry. From ancient times to the 1980s, from simple lifting methods to modern tower cranes, the authors take us on a journey through time from the perspective of the crane industry. Throughout the book a glorious collection of 400 photographs and drawings from museum, company archives and individual collections around the world bring the subject to life and put it in sharp historical perspective.
Bottom’s up to this banner brewery truck book! This frothy scrapbook of archival and contemporary photos highlights the evolution of the American beer truck. From the horseless carriage age to today, Donald Wood offers the history and development of the great brewery trucks. Photographs highlight the interiors and exteriors of the trucks, as well as the loading and unloading of malt beverages from major breweries Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors, as well as specialty and regional brewery companies like Rolling Rock, Leinenkugel, and Samuel Adams. Also featured are trucks from the Prohibition age, which transported nonalcoholic beverages.
This fully illustrated scrapbook of archival and contemporary photographs fully documents the many changes made to auto transporters over the years. Bursting at the seams with delightful photographs of a variety of trucks and trailers filled with brand-new, straight-from-the-factory cars from every American manufacturer. Detailed captions explain the development of these great vehicles.
A panorama of 150 years of the Meiller traditions: trucks, earthmovers and elevators. The author draws the history and the today’s shape of Meiller, with technical characteristics and many colour and black and white pictures.
A detailed text and a rich photographic apparatus describe the big world of the dump trucks. History, technology and employment of these vehicles are here included: any kind of giant with two, three and more axles, with “independent” or “oscillating” wheels, crawler-type vehicles, etc… Big names emerge: Terex, Caterpillar, O&K, Komatsu, Mack, Euclid, WABCO, Dart, Kaelble, and more. The book includes technical datas and unusual employments.
This photographic celebration pays tribute to the hardworking men, women, and machines that rescue stranded motorists. More than 500 photos display the best tow trucks of all makes and models, and over 50 essays feature historical information on the equipment, industry, and auto recovery professionals.
Early advertisements declared ’The design of the Autocar chassis lends itself to almost every style of body.’ See them here, from refuse haulers, dump trucks, trucks made to haul gas, oil, beer, trailers - even a couple buses and a Big Top Diner. Large, detailed archival photographs with informative captions tell the story from the first Autocar Truck built up to 1950 when the Autocar Driver Cab was introduced.
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.
This lavishly designed history tells the story of American brewing through wars, tax hikes, Prohibition, consolidation, depression, recession, and the microbrewery boom that revived the industry beginning in the late 1980s. Archival and modern imagery and photographs depict buildings inside and out, workers, the production process, and equipment. In addition, sidebars feature memorabilia, home brewing, and famous recipes from the pilgrims to present.