Author: Frank Raczon
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760344086
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Transportation

For this book, Frank Raczon dug up the dirt and constructed the only modern history of the world's heaviest machinery. So many things differentiate the Caterpillar brand from its competitors that it can be difficult to know where to begin. From its trademark Caterpillar Yellow to its tradition of making the most rock-solid products on earth, everything about the Caterpillar name is synonymous with the world's toughest machines. In fact, the company's success has led to it being used by economists as a bellwether for the state of the economy as a whole. In Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels, author Frank Raczon details the largest and most modern earth-moving machines today, with down-to-earth explanations of how and why they work the way they do as well as interviews and quotes from Caterpillar's engineers and operators themselves. Featuring rare historical photography and insight from noted industrial historian Keith Haddock, this book offers a glimpse of how the Caterpillar's meteoric rise from an under-the-radar producer of agrarian and industrial equipment led to its modern status as an international corporate superstar. Filled with excavators, backhoe loaders, motor-graders, off-highway trucks and more, this book is sure to capture the imagination of anyone who has ever passed a construction site and wondered just how the machines work the way they do and what they're truly capable of.

Modern Earthmoving Machines

Author: Keith Haddock
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 1583883525
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Feel the ground quake with power across these 160 pages of full-color photos of modern earthmovers! You’ll get the full scoop on the biggest, most powerful, diesel powered, juggernauts working today. Just a few of the machines on display include bulldozers, wheel loaders, bucket wheels, walking draglines and more, from well-known companies like Caterpillar, Hitachi, Case, and Deere, to name a few.

The Caterpillar Century

Author: Eric C. Orlemann
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760329613
Release Date: 2007-09-15
Genre: Transportation

Now an industry giant and a legend among American manufacturers, Caterpillar first got its name from Holt Manufacturing Company’s remarkable tractor creation of 1905. What followed was the Caterpillar century, an era of engineering revolutions and world-changing earthmovers. Eric Orlemann serves as tour guide through this time of American mechanical know-how and muscle, offering us a rare close-up look at the technology of Caterpillar’s most important equipment innovations, then and now. Packed with contemporary photographs, archival images, and information on state-of-the-art equipment design, Caterpillar Century traces the evolution of this icon of industry from its emergence in 1905 to its making of modern day heavy-equipment marvels and development of future design prototypes.

All in a Day s Work

Author: Gilbert C. Nolde
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 1572433744
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Genre: Transportation

All in a Day's Work tells the story of how Caterpillar grew from its modest California beginnings to become a $20 billion global powerhouse. This book covers the products, people, and events that worked together to shape this company. A gorgeous coffee-table book, this official 75th anniversary commemorative tells the CAT story through stunning full-color design and contemporary and archival photography.

Making Tracks

Author: Ed Claessen
Publisher: Beavers Pond Press
ISBN: 1592984274
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Ford is to automobile what Best is to tractors. Making Tracks: C.L. Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co. is a complete picture of Clarence Leo Best and why he was driven to live up to his name—Best. Read about the little-known history of the name behind the success of the historical California company, the Caterpillar Tractor Co. Best's life was varied and intriguing; designing and building tractors, raising cattle, fistfights in the boardroom, lawsuits and hostile takeovers, and mining gold were a few of the experiences that punctuate the chapters of this brilliant life. Ultimately, Best's improvements to the track-type tractor concept allowed the Caterpillar Tractor Co. to become the world's road builder and so much more. This story follows Best through his life, from working for his father through starting and operating his own company to being chairman of the board for the Caterpillar Tractor Co. for twenty six years. To complete the profile of the man as well as the entrepreneur, the authors interviewed Best's only son and were granted access to countless family photos and records.

Haulpak and Lectra Haul

Author: Eric C. Orlemann
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 1583882928
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In quarries and mines around the world, Haulpak and Lectra Haul off-highway haulers are legendary. The Haulpak truck line (launched in 1957) and the Lectra Haul diesel-electric drive truck (introduced in 1960) shaped the way all modern off-highway haulers are designed even to this day. The Haulpak name was carried by such companies as LeTourneau-Westinghouse/WABCO (Westinghouse Air Brake Company), Dresser, Komatsu-Dresser, and finally Komatsu. Lectra Haul was the trademark name for trucks built by Unit Rig, becoming part of Terex and sold to Bucyrus International. Each truck’s designs were the templates for most future mining trucks. Construction Equipment author Eric Orlemann honors these off-highway haulers that carried these names, both past and present, with historic and modern photography, much of it never seen in published form before.

Coal Mining Equipment at Work

Author: Michael D. Davis
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 1583882820
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 this 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.

Earthmovers in Scotland

Author: David Wylie
ISBN: 191045656X
Release Date: 2016-11-07

As Scottish Correspondent for Earthmovers Magazine, David Wylie has enjoyed privileged access to the mines, quarries, road projects and forestry sites across Scotland. On his visits he has seen some of the biggest and arguably the best, earthmoving machinery in the world, in action. Earthmovers in Scotland brings together 32 of David's reports from these visits to tell the story of the highly skilled, experienced owners, drivers and managers that work with earthmoving equipment and explains why they select, maintain and operate these machines. The book features some of the largest earthmovers in the UK, such as Caterpillar's D11R bulldozer, Liebherr's massive 320 tonne R9350s and the mighty 520 tonne Q&K RH200 at Banks Mining Shotton surface mine in Northumberland, a short hop over the Scottish border. It also takes a look at a 1. 5 tonne mini digger, special trailers that can lift and transport 3000 tonne bridges into position, and covers Demag's H485 record breaking mining shovel amongst others. Taking pride of place in the book are over 400 stunning photographs, many of which have not been seen before and many of which feature machines that were the first of their kind. Each high quality photo has been carefully composed to capture each machine in all its power and brilliance with the spectacular Scottish scenery as a backdrop and 80 of the most important and detailed images are presented as double pages to help you get close to the action. This beautiful book sets out to provide its owner with a comprehensive look at Scottish earthmovers scene, and will be of interest to enthusiasts, owners, drivers and site managers worldwide. David Wylie is a professional Engineer and Photojournalist. David is a regular contributor to Earthmovers magazine and covers interesting machines, sites and people all over Scotland, as well as the occasional reports on mining machine factories and tradeshows in Europe. David has received many commissions from the major earthmoving manufacturers to supply stunning images and video work for their in-house magazines, advertisements, online media and machine brochures. [Subject: Mining Technology &?Engineering]

Pipe and Excavation Contracting

Author: Dave Roberts
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0934041229
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This practical manual can help you develop the skills needed to succeed as an underground utility contractor: -- Getting the Job: Finding work you should bid, reading plans and computing quantities figuring realistic productivity rates, estimating unit costs, bidding, adding your overhead and profit, a complete sample estimate is included for your reference. -- Doing the Work: Following the surveyor's stakes, clearing the site, the best ways to remove asphalt and rock (with splitters and explosives) and handle steep slopes or high ground water. Separate chapters explain how to install all common types of water and sewer pipe. -- Using the Equipment: How to choose the right equipment and use it to best advantage.

Euclid Earthmoving Equipment

Author: Eric C. Orlemann
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 1583881298
Release Date: 2004-11-11
Genre: Transportation

Euclid Earthmoving Equipment, 1924 to 1968, examines the company's equipment origins, starting with the Euclid Crane & Hoist Company, and The Euclid Road Machinery Company, right on through the years General Motors controlled the company as Euclid Division. All of the company's major equipment product lines are covered, including rear-dump and bottom-dump haulers, scrapers, crawler dozers, wheel loaders, and blade-veyors. Also includes numerous military offerings, prototypes, and experimental designs, some of which have never been seen in publications before. Contains tables for machine introductions and production numbers. From the serious equipment historian, to the heavy equipment enthusiast, Euclid is packed with tons of the "green-iron" for your enjoyment.

Electric Machinery and Transformers

Author: Bhag S. Guru
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195138902
Release Date: 2000-11-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is a revision of Guru/Hiziroglu: Electric Machinery and Transformers, 2/E. The text is designed for the standard third or fourth year (junior/senior) course in electrical engineering commonly called electric machinery or electromechanical energy conversion. This text discusses the principles behind building the primary infrastructure for the generation of electricity (such as hydroelectric dams, turbines, etc.) that supplies the energy needs of people throughout the world. In addition to power generation, the book covers the basics of various types of electric motors, from large electric train motors, to those in hair dryers and smaller devices. The largest markets for a book such as this will be found in countries with developing infrastructures. The text is best known for its accuracy, pedagogy, and clear writing style. This revision should make Electric Machinery and Transformers the most up-to-date text on the market. Electric Machinery and Transformers continues its strong pedagogical tradition with a wealth of examples, new exercises, review questions, and effective chapter summaries. Electric Machinery and Transformers begins with a review of the basics of circuit theory and electromagnetics. Chapter 3 begins the heart of the course with the principles of electromehcanical energy conversion; Chapter 4 covers transformers; Chapters 5 and 6 cover direct current generators and motors; Chapters 7 and 8 cover synchronous generators and motors. Chapters 9 and 10 round out the motors coverage with an introduction to polyphase induction motors and single-phase motors. Finally, Chapter 11 deals with dynamics of electrics machines and Chapter 12 covers special purpoe machines. This revised second edition features updated examples for modern applications, new problems, and additional material on power electronics. An instructor's manual will accompany the main text and will be available free to adopters.

The Story of Northwest Engineering Company

Author: Matthew E. Folsom
ISBN: 1494342014
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Earthmoving machinery

"Manufactured at Green Bay, Wisconsin" is an account of Northwest Engineering Company from its early days as a builder of tugboats for the World War 1 effort to the role the company played as one of the premier manufacturers of excavators in the world.The team of Folsom and Torres trace Northwest's rise and eventual demise in vivid clarity giving an account of the company's key personnel and products. Contained within, on over 300 pages, is informative text and over 400 b/w and color images plus drawings from the authors', past employees', and other contributors' personal collections. Enthusiasts of heavy equipment and the heavy construction machinery industry, and devotees of local interest, will find new insight into this past enterprise of Titletown, USA.