Power Shovels: The World’s Mightiest Mining and Construction Excavators
Power Shovels is a celebration of the land leviathans that have inhabited the open pit mines over the past century. Due to their massive size and unbelievable capabilities, interest in these machines extends far beyond their role in the extraction of minerals and precious metals. Author Orlemann focuses on the super stripper and loading class of shovels. Discover how the super stripper can remove vast amounts of earth and place it over a football field away. This book reveals design, engineering, manufacture, assembly, and operation of these modern and massive shovels.
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R G LETOURNEAU HEAVY EQUIPMENT,The Electric-Drive Era 1953-1970
Robert Gilmour LeTourneau is considered by many to be the dean of high-speed mobile earthmoving equipment. His designs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s revolutionized the earthmoving industry. During the 1950s and 1960s, LeTourneau was able to develop and employ one of his greatest engineering design achievements - the electric drive wheel concept. This second volume of fantastic machine creations covers the time period from 1953 up until the sale of the company to Marathon in 1971. Standard production, specials, and experimental machines are shown in rare archival images, some being shown in print for the very first time, help showcase what made R. G. LeTourneau so revered in the heavy equipment industry.
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R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment Photo Gallery
Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, the inventor of earthmoving machines, secured nearly 300 patents over the course of his life. During World War II, about 70 percent of the earthmovers and engineering vehicles were his machines that were invaluable to the Allied war effort. With outstanding photography, this overview of 90-years-plus of manufacturing features the company's earliest earthmoving equipment introductions in 1921, all the way up to today's ultra-large mining equipment introductions. This companion book to the three previous publications - R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment: The Mechanical Drive Era 1921-1953, R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment Photo Gallery: The Electric-Drive Era (1953-1970), and Modern LeTourneau Earthmoving Equipment since 1968 - includes updated information and all new images of the LeTourneau enterprise.
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Refuse Trucks: Photo Archive
A pictorial review of the various types of refuse collections equipment that have developed since the adoption of motor trucks to this vital community service in the early 1900s. Truck makes shown include: Autocar, Brockway, Federal, FWD, International, Mack, Walter & White. Factory and action shots clearly show many of the body and chassis features that distinquish these specialized vehicles. A MUST for all truck enthusiasts.
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REO Trucks: 1910-1966 Photo Archive
Ransom Eli Olds was best known as the inventor of the Oldsmobile. In 1904 Olds was unsatisfied and left the company, which left time to help create the new company bearing his initials, the REO Motor Car Company, in Lansing, Michigan. In 1910, the REO Motor Truck Company began the production of trucks. REOs legendary Speed Wagon led the way with shaft-drive, pneumatic tires, electric starters, and electric lights; features found on all competitive makes. By July 1925, REO Speed Wagon sales, since its introduction, exceeded 125,000. REO sought to create a work environment that stressed "family". A Welfare department existed and a variety of activities were available to employees and their families, including indoor baseball and basketball teams and a REO Rifle Club. The patriotic REO company produced nearly 29,000 military vehicles from 1940 through 1945. This book covers the story of REO Trucks through archival photographs to the time when the White Motor Company purchased REO in 1957.
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Roadbuilding Construction Equipment at Work: Building the Early Interstate Highways through New England’s Green Mountain
This photo essay details the construction of the original Interstate Highway System in Vermont's picturesque and largely rural mountainous region through the late 1950s to late '70s. During this short time, contractor driven construction equipment innovation was remarkable: 2 1/2 cubic yard shovels were replaced with 4-8 yard shovels and then by massive wheel loaders up to 17 cubic yards; 15-22 ton rock trucks were upped to 50 tons; rudimentary spreading methods with dump trucks using tailgate chains were replaced with CMI Autogrades; and many contractors devised and built ingenious contraptions to increase production. The work attracted many large established road building firms from other States - Lane, Perini, Palazzi, L. G. Defelice, Green Construction from Des Moines, Iowa, as well as Cartier Construction, a division of McNamara from Montreal - seen here clearing and grubbing, pioneering, rock drilling, mucking peat bogs, and excavation sequences including trucks and shovels, loaders, pan scrapers, and a wheel excavator. The manufacturers of construction equipment constitute a virtual directory of the period; Caterpillar, Euclid, Allis-Chalmers, International, Dart, P&H, Bucyrus-Erie, Northwest, Lorain, Lima, Gradall, Barber-Greene, Blaw Knox, CMI, and more.
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Semi-Trucks of the 1950s: A Photo Gallery
After WWII Americans were anxious to re-stoke the economy after a long “make-do with what you have” dry spell. By the 1950s new highways were being built, new trucking companies were being formed and old ones revived. Americans were buying newly-styled cars and the latest technologies once again. Semi-trucks helped pave the way for this huge growth spurt in America with dependable trucks built by Mack, GMC, Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, International, White Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Diamond T, Reo, Autocar, Brockway, Sterling and others, many using the increasingly popular diesel engines made by Buda, Hercules, Waukesha, and Cummins, which helped their heavy loads haul quicker. Ron Adams portrays this booming era with over 300 superb photos of trucks hauling cement, fuel, and a variety of goods to enthusiastic Americans.
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Semi-Trucks of the 1960s
This book follows on the heels of Semi-Trucks of the 1950s. As the '50s saw new and improved models after the starved war years, the Sixties was the decade for expansion, not only for truck manufacturers with a huge selection of models, but also for the trucking companies themselves with more places to haul. Construction of the Interstate highway system helped pave the way for faster and smoother service, helping reshape the American landscape faster than ever seen before. Gear up for this outstanding selection of 1960s semi-truck photos by Ron Adams. Captions include detailed information about the trucks, trailers, and hauling configurations of a wide range of makers including Mack, Brockway, Autocar, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, Ford, White-Freightliner, GMC, International, Kenworth, and Peterbilt.
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Sterling Trucks Photo Archive
One of the early pioneers in the manufacture of trucks, Sterling is synonymous with rugged well-engineered trucks with a reputation for reliable service in off-road, heavy-duty applications - mining, construction, and logging. Distinctive engineering hallmarks included wood-lined frames and the continued use of chain drive long after its abandonment by other manufacturers. Established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, production of Sternberg trucks began in 1907, becoming Sterling in 1915. Acquired by the White Motor Company in 1951, Sterling-White production ended in 1953. This Photo Archive chronicles this unique truck through large-format archival photographs and detailed captions.
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The American Tractor: A Century of Legendary Machines
A wonderful overview of a century of legendary tractors. The farm tractor took over where humans and animals had once toiled in the fields. From the first big steam-powered engines to the smaller, more maneuverable tractors, to the most evolved and advanced models of today, experience the full history of this fascinating machine. Features marque-by-marque info of all the major manufacturers, covering more than 150 tractors, and an illustrated, eye-catching combination of specially commissioned color photographs.
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The Golden Years of Trucking: Commemorating Fifty Years of Service by the Ontario Trucking Association, 1926-1976
A thorough history of trucking in Ontario covering a period from the 1920s to the 1970s. The Depression and War years are covered, The Teamsters, the distinguished people in the business, the OTA, Truck Roadeoes, technology and more. Copiously illustrated with vintage photographs.
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The Heyday of the Traction Engine
A pictorial history, provides a representation of traction engines that are now in preservation, many after a long and useful life.
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The John Deere Century
In The John Deere Century, acclaimed author and photographer Randy Leffingwell uses his unique brand of storytelling to chronicle the company and the tractors that have carried the distinctive green and yellow livery for the past century. Iconic John Deere tractors ranging from the spartan Waterloo Boy to the Model AOS, and from German and Argentine models to the acclaimed New Generation tractors are featured in this celebration of industrial tractor design. Loaded with photographs, both modern and vintage, and excellently written info, this book will have John Deere fans salivating.
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The Long Haul: American Trucking Companies
This book is a concise history of the pioneers in trucking and how they grew their truck empires. Most of the companies started out very small regionally and with acquisitions and mergers became the big names in trucking hauling all over America. Each company includes a history, maps of their truck lines at an epochal point in their history, and a photo or more of their fleet or rigs they used in the classic era of the 1950s-1970s.
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The Steam Tractor Encyclopedia: Glory Days of the Invention that Changed Farming Forever
This book tells the story of the amazing transformation of farming brought about by the gigantic steam tractors that hauled agriculture into the modern era. Here is the first-ever thorough history of the steamers packed with more than 400 super-rare photographs and brochures that have taken years to collect. Before the advent of lightweight gasoline engines, steam tractors were met with awe. Even today, at threshing bees, county fairs, and tractor shows, these remarkable machines command great respect. This book gives readers and tractor fans a chance to linger over every detail of these marvelous--and now, all too rare--machines. Richly illustrated and meticulously detailed, each entry brings to the fore a steam tractor that in its day transformed the business of farming acre by acre and day by day.
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This Old John Deere: A Treasury of Vintage Tractors and Family Farm Memories
A rich history of John Deere tractors on American family farms, beautifully illustrated with photographs, containing short stories, essays, tall tales, and reminiscences.
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Tractor Trilogy: Busted Tractors, Old Knuckles, Sex, Norwegian Torque Wrench Tech
Best-selling author and humorist Roger Welsch digs deep into his downhome experiences to deliver a comic and witty take on love, sex, romance, and marriage in this collection of three popular tractor books. Be one of the first to take advantage of this impressive hardcover volume. The package includes Love, Sex, and Tractors, Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles, plus Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them. New material has been added, updating key chapters of the original books. Love, Sex, and Tractors is guaranteed to transform even the the most thickheaded gearhead into a swooning Romeo. Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles recalls the humorousmissteps and mishaps encountered during the restoration of Roger's beloved AllisChalmers tractor, lovingly referred to as "Woodpecker." Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them is filled with light-hearted tips for saving your marriage from ruin while cleaning your tractor parts in the dishwasher, and other clever restoration techniques.
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Trucks: An Illustrated History, 1896-1920

Carlo Demand and G.N. Georgano ISBN 10 – 0846705001 Hardcover 120 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Ultra-Custom Semi Trucks
If a custom vehicle is something to see, a custom semi is something else--something much, much more. This brilliantly illustrated book celebrates the time, energy, patience, hard work, and skill that go into these monumental rolling works of art. The author, who has spent a quarter of a century photographing and writing about semi trucks, takes readers behind the scenes in a semi customizing shop. There she surveys eye-popping examples of themes for custom construction and gives readers a rare close-up look at how the custom semi goes from inspiration to road-ready masterpiece. As interesting for its technical insights as it is for its fantastic photographs, her book is a fitting tribute to this pinnacle of automotive art.
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Vintage and Classic Tractor Restoration
Vintage and Classic Tractor Restoration is a complete guide to the subject, looking at how to initially purchase a tractor, through private means or at auction, and then how to restore it back to its former glory, as it would have looked when it left the factory. It is even possible to preserve a classic tractor in its working condition, which has a unique appeal to some tractor collectors and in some ways is harder than a full restoration to undertake. Fifty-two practical picture spreads show techniques suitable for restorers of all levels of skill.
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Wreckers & Tow Trucks
Don Wood was born in Central Valley, California in 1945. He received a B. A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and did graduate work in art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. He was illustrating magazines when his wife Audrey Wood started writing children's picture books. He decided to illustrate her book Moonflute. He enjoyed it so much that he has been illustrating children's picture books ever since. His other illustration credits include The Napping House, Elbert's Bad Word, Quick as a Cricket, and The Full Moon at the Napping House. He wrote and illustrated Into the Volcano. With his wife, he co-wrote and illustrated The Big Hungry Bear, Piggies, and Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear!
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