British Lorries of the 1960s
British commercial manufacturers played a prime role in boosting Britain's economy during the 1960s, especially as many vehicles were exported worldwide. British lorries, or heavy hauling trucks, were the workhorses of this world. This richly illustrated book takes a deep look at British lorries of the 1960's. You'll enjoy 120 illustrations, many contemporary color, and black and white, including some delightful publicity items in addition to covering the heritage and preservation scenes. Malcolm Bobbitt is the author of dozens of automotive books, is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and the Society of Automotive Historians. This book will re-kindle many memories and serve as a reminder of the important role British commercial vehicles played during the 1960s.
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British Lorries: 1945-1965
As Britain emerged form the Second World War in 1945 her motor industry was still geared up to produce the quantities of vehicles, especially commercials, required in wartime. With the urgent need for post-war reconstruction at home and abroad, there was much for such vehicles to do. The liberation of Europe and the Far East meant that these export markets had been opened up again too.This book traces the path of the British lorry through 20 years via the manufacturers' own sales and publicity material, from the revolutionary - but now forgotten - Jensen to classics like the Bedford TK. During the period covered there were approximately 40 manufacturers of commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom. Several were small or specialized firms with limited production while others became absorbed into more successful companies. By 1965 only a few of the larger firms remained, and individuality was fast becoming just a memory.
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Brockway Trucks 1948-1961 Photo Archive
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.
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Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2007: A Photo Gallery
Bucyrus-Erie Company is a name synonymous with moving the earth. From the smallest loader-backhoe to some of the largest machines ever to move on land, no other company has produced such a wide variety of types and sizes of excavating equipment. With a rich heritage going back 128 years the company, now known as Bucyrus International Inc., is still designing and building some of the world’s largest shovels and walking draglines. Nothing could be more apt to describe this manufacturing power house than its slogan used in the 1960s “The Longest Line on Earth”. Over 450 spectacular black and white photos combined with detailed captions chronicle and describe all the major equipment product lines from Bucyrus Company, Erie Steam Shovel, Bucyrus-Erie and Ruston-Bucyrus. Every machine model from the extensive lines of cable excavators, hydraulic excavators, walking draglines, stripping shovels and drills is included, plus tables of machine introductions and production. There’s also detailed coverage of floating dredges, tractor equipment, cranes, bucket wheel excavators and other special machines. This book is sure to satisfy the serious equipment historian as well as the enthusiast.
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Caterpillar D-8 1933-1974 Photo Archive: Including Diesel Seventy-Five and RD-8
The histories behind some of Caterpillar's largest earthmovers ever are detailed in this new photo archive. Beginning with the Diesel 75, the great-grandfather of the D8, the collection follows the various changes made to the latter model up until 1966. More than 120 factory photographs dramatically illustrate the effects that rapid-moving technology had on those early years of mass dirt-moving. In addition, several photos depict World War II-vintage photos and artwork, as well as attachments and equipment manufactured by Caterpillar and others for use with the D8.
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Caterpillar Earthmovers at Work
From building roads through dense forests, mining the earth for raw ore, laying pipe, constructing power developments, to creating golf courses, Caterpillar's earthmoving machines have played an important role in shaping our world. “Caterpillar Earthmovers at Work” features Caterpillars in action moving massive amounts of rock, dirt, trees and anything else in their path. See these machines used in forestry & logging, road construction, railway construction, hydroelectric power projects, mining and much more. A treat for all heavy equipment fans.
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Caterpillar Military Tractors Vol. 2: Workpower on the Side of Victory, Photo Archive
This magnificent collection of rare black & white photographs, specially selected from public and private archives, promotes the unique characteristics of these popular tractors. Contains informative captions providing brief histories of featured models.
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Caterpillar Photo Gallery
Over 500 factory photos of Caterpillar tractors in road construction, land clearing, mining, logging, farming, military use, and more. Follow the history of Caterpillar's crawler tractors, beginning with Holt Caterpillars & Best Tracklayers through the mighty D9.These sharp, clear, B&W images cover the years 1904 through 1963.
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Caterpillar Sixty Photo Archive
A magnificent collection of rare black & white photographs specially selected from public and private archives promote the unique characteristics of these popular tractors. Filled with informative captions providing histories of featured models. Rare photos of the first diesel-powered Caterpillar tractors.
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Caterpillar Ten Photo Archive: Including 7C Fifteen and High Fifteen
The Caterpillar Ten is the smallest of the Caterpillar line, and probably the MOST POPULAR among collectors and restorers today. These 4,500-lb tractors were born and raised in the years of research and development. All of these little tractors were affected by the classifications of the testing procedures as well as marketing strategy. These are the tractors that were sold through the often-debated color change of 1931. Now they can all be found here in one photographic collection. Finally the opportunity for side by side comparisons of these highly sought after tractors is possible.
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Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels
In Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels, author Frank Raczon features a wide variety of new and classic Caterpillar machines, charting Caterpillar's meteoric rise from an under-the-radar producer of agrarian and industrial equipment to an international corporate superstar.
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Chilton’s Guide to Small Engine Repair Up to 6 Hp
Information on operating, storing, and maintaining single-cylinder engines prefaces instructions for servicing engines produced by Briggs and Stratton, Tecumseh-Lauson, Lawn Boy, Clinton, Kohler, O and R, Onan, and Wisconsin.
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Circus & Carnival Trucks: 1923-2000 Photo Archive
For the last 60 years, a wide variety of traveling shows have modified their trucks for use as tractors, parade units, tent reels, animal cage and ride foundations. This vast photo collection depicts at circus and carnival sites the wide array of truck manufacturers whose heavy-duty haulers have been used. In-depth captions explain the use of each truck and technical details regarding its make, model and engine.
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Classic & Collectable Tractors
Showcases more than 60 all-time greats, from the wisely known favorites to the unsung heroes of the soil.
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Coca-Cola Its Vehicles in Photographs 1930-1969: Photographs from the Archives Department of the Coca-Cola Company
Coca-Cola products have been delivered to stores and soda fountains throughout the world in a variety of trucks, automobiles, and horse-drawn carts for decades now. Here is a dynamic collection of vintage black & white photographs of a variety of these vehicles specially selected from the archives of the Coca-Cola Company, including bottle trucks, promotional vehicles and route sales cars.
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Collectible and Classic Trucks: Consumer Guide
Collectible & Classic Trucks covers approximately 48 classics from the 1920s through the 1960s and is illustrated with numerous color photographs. Included is a brief section on 'future collectibles.' The book is nicely documented, with sections providing descriptions of 'for,' 'against' and 'collector outlook.'
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Compact Tractors: An Illustrated Guide and History
Compact Utility Tractors, or CUTs, are cute little cutters! As farming became more refined so did the needs of tractors. The answer was a smaller, more maneuverable and fuel-efficient tractor with a variety of implements and attachments. With this focus on special needs, attachments became available such as plows, disc harrows, mower decks, cultivators, spreaders, snowblowers, and more. They have become a necessary utility for farmers, orchards, small construction jobs, and landscaping/maintenance for estates, parks and golf courses. At the forefront of this evolution was the Farmall Cub and John Deere Model L. Then came the Japanese invasion; a new kind of tractor by companies such as Yanmar and Kubota. These four-wheel drive machines were rugged and tough and used a variety of hydraulically powered attachments. American companies like John Deere, International Harvester, and Massey Ferguson built their own their own four-wheel versions. Today’s compact tractors, such as the Kubota BX series, Massey Ferguson’s GC series, and the John Deere 3000, offer an even larger selection of implements for special purposes.
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Custom Semi
It seems like everything is being customized these days, but one type of vehicle in particular is making a large impact on the customizing world. Semi trucks have been painted and adorned with every bell and whistle imaginable. These spectacular trucks cruise the interstates and draw huge crowds of fans wherever they roll. Custom Semi features some of the most spectacular examples of customized semi trucks. The book profiles who drives the trucks and families who are in the trucking business, and showcases entire fleets that are customized. Customized trucks that were completely stripped down and recustomized are also included. Spectacular examples of customizations, such as wood, metal, lights, etching, and interior, are showed in exquisite detail, and what's on the cutting edge of semi truck customization is also featured. The next time you roll down the highway, keep your eyes open for these masterpieces. The hard work, dedication, and love of the highway are conveyed in these rolling works of art.
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DAF Trucks since 1949
This book chronicles the fascinating first 80 years of DAF's history, from being a small Dutch trailer manufacturer through to its acquisition by US truck giant Paccar, and the development of the company to its present position as the top-selling truck in the UK and a major global brand. Buses, cars and army trucks are also covered, as well as details of how DAF has worked with various other truck makers, such as Leyland, International Harvester, Renault, RABA and GINAF, making the book essential reading for truck enthusiasts everywhere.
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Diamond T Trucks 1911-1966 Photo Archive
The Diamond T Motor Car Company manufactured automobiles until 1911 when the first truck led to exclusive truck production and soon gained legendary status as style leaders. While "The Handsomest Truck in America" became a long-standing slogan, Diamond T also emphasized its engineering leadership. Builders of more than 1500 Class B "Liberty" trucks in World War I, Diamond T produced nearly 50,000 thousand prime movers, half-tracks, army wreckers, tank tractors, and tank movers in World War II. The late 1940s were years of peak production, but as the 1950s progressed, Diamond T found independent status problematic. The White Motor Company purchased Diamond T in 1958; moving production from Chicago to Reo's manufacturing facilities in Lansing, Michigan, in 1960, creating the Lansing Division to produce Diamond T and Reo trucks. Both Diamond T and Reo ceased to be separate trucks starting in 1967 when White's new Diamond Reo Division began producing Diamond Reo trucks.
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Dodge Heavy-Duty Trucks 1928-1975
The most detailed history ever written about Dodge Heavy-duty Trucks is now available. From Dodge's earliest three-ton models in 1928 to the 1975 models that were never produced because Chrysler's management pulled the plug on the heavy-duty truck business, this informative reference guide chronologically walks the reader through Dodge's heavy-duty trucks. With this easy-to-follow format, find a specific model year or time period to know what your favorite truck's specifications were, what engine it used, what improvements and changes were made on it from the prior year, and so much more. Vintage photos illustrate the trucks, engines, and interiors when new.
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