Modern Earthmoving Machines

Author: Keith Haddock
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583883525
Size: 50.71 MB
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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.

Moving The Earth The Workbook Of Excavation Sixth Edition

Author: Herbert Nichols
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642617
Size: 62.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive guide to earthmoving and machines--fully updated "The most comprehensive source of basic excavation information available." -- Construction Methods & Equipment "The down-in-the-dirt standard work for the excavation industry." -- Military Engineer Completely revised throughout for the latest methods, equipment, and regulations, Moving the Earth, Sixth Edition is the industry-standard source of practical expertise for the excavation and construction industries. This all-inclusive workbook covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and details every machine and vehicle needed to perform each task. The Sixth Edition includes new information on international developments in earthwork construction, updated OSHA excavation safety standards, and both SI and U.S. customary units. Detailed and comprehensive, this practical, on-the-job guide is as indispensable as your hard hat. THE WORK: Land clearing and controls Surveys and measurements Rock, soil, and mud Basements Ditching and dewatering Ponds and earth dams Landscaping and agricultural grading Roadways Blasting and tunneling Pit operation Costs and management THE MACHINES: Basic information Revolving shovels and excavators Conveyor machinery Tractors and bulldozers Front-end loaders Scrapers and trucks Grading and compacting machinery Compressors and drills Auxiliary equipment


Author: Frank Raczon
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760344088
Size: 36.80 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Construction Safety Handbook

Author: V. J. Davies
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727725196
Size: 63.43 MB
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This book is an essential guide for all construction industry professionals, whose duty it is to preserve the health, safety and welfare of others by effective design and management. The authors describe the most common hazards of construction work and how to reduce the consequent risks. They explain the essential details of construction safety law, the organisational basis for implementing health and safety policies, and duties under current safety regulations. This edition has been fully revised to incorporate developments in construction methods and new legislative requirements imposed by the CDM Regulations 1994 and the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996.

Extreme Mining Machines

Author: Keith Haddock
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760309186
Size: 40.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the largest machines ever used in the mining industry. Giant mining equipment such as stripping shovels and walking dragline shovels were at one time the largest machines to ever move on land. Packed with amazing photos, this book chronicles the history of the machines built from 1900 to 1971. The sheer size and mind-blowing capacity of these mining machines has won many fans. Also provides information about construction, operation, and maintenance. A necessity for earthmover or big-machine enthusiasts!