Caterpillar

Modern Earthmoving Marvels

Caterpillar

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

Bulldozers, wheel loaders, bucket wheels, scrapers, graders, excavators, off-road haulers, and walking draglines

Modern Earthmoving Machines

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.

British Opencast Coal: A Photographic History 1942-1985

British Opencast Coal: A Photographic History 1942-1985

British Opencast Coal is an illustrated history of coal mining by surface methods from 1942 to 1985. Written by Keith Haddock, a leading authority on the subject, this book details the origins of the industry and documents the types of earthmoving machines employed during the first 40 years. The book highlights the importance of surface coal mining operations and site restoration and their necessity for the British economy.Meticulously researched, the facts, figures and data covered are taken from Keith's extensive collection of magazine articles, newspaper cuttings and manufacturers' machine brochures and specifications. They are also drawn from publications by the National Coal Board Opencast Executive and Keith's own research conducted on numerous site visits. The sites included represent a cross section of geologically different locations in England, Scotland and Wales, and those employing the most interesting variety of earthmoving machines, such as Maesgwyn in South Wales, Newman Spinney in Derbyshire, Radar North in Northumberland and Ox-Bow in Yorkshire.The book's 364 historical photographs, many taken for the National Coal Board or British Coal Opencast, provide a nostalgic look at obsolete earthmoving and heavy construction equipment, and form an excellent historical resource for the student, researcher or enthusiast.

A Career as a Heavy Equipment Operator

A Career as a Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy equipment operators, who drive the cranes, excavators, and other large machinery that power construction and engineering projects, are always in demand. Whether building skyscrapers, repairing aging infrastructure, or mining oil and gas fields, a career as a heavy equipment operator can be a rewarding and dependable occupation. Readers will find valuable information on the duties, skills, training, and future outlook of this exciting construction career. Other topics explored include opportunities for women and minorities, the use of green technology, and insight into some of the most ambitious construction projects at work today.

A Career as a Pipelayer

A Career as a Pipelayer

Pipelayers make an invaluable contribution to building projects large and small, playing a pivotal role in developing and refurbishing our national infrastructure. This book shows young readers how they can explore this fascinating and fulfilling subset of contracting, building a career from the ground up. Combining valuable industry data, engaging on-the-job imagery and potential scenarios, as well as safety and job-seeking tips, this book gives handy students a great glimpse at a trade and field often underrepresented in youth-oriented career training.

Classic Caterpillar Crawlers

Classic Caterpillar Crawlers

Since producing its first harvester in 1885 under the Best brand name, Caterpillar has been a leader not only in the construction and earthmoving industries, but in agriculture as well. While providing limited coverage of Caterpillar construction and mining machinery, this new photohistory provides a concise overview that focuses on the maker's agricultural line, including early steam and diesel tractors and significant postwar machinery. Rare archival photos supplement a generous selection of modern color images showing restored crawlers.

The Caterpillar Century

The Caterpillar Century

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.

From Forest to Farm

From Forest to Farm

Autobiographical in form, this book gives an inside story of hill country farming in New Zealand. Illustrated with b & w photographic plates.

Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering

Issues for 1929- include section Contents noted (1929-1939 called Metallurgical abstracts; Jan. 1940- Sept. 1945 called Engineering digest; Oct. 1945- called Materials & methods digest) Annual indexes of the abstracts and digest were prepared 1929-1941; beginning in 1942, included in the complete index to the periodical.