Heavy Equipment: Giant Machines that Crush, Dig, Dredge, Drill, Excavate, Grade, Haul, Pave, Pulverize, Pump, Push, Pull, Roll, Stack, Thresh, and Transport Big Things

Heavy Equipment: Giant Machines that Crush, Dig, Dredge, Drill, Excavate, Grade, Haul, Pave, Pulverize, Pump, Push, Pull, Roll, Stack, Thresh, and Transport Big Things

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Heavy Equipment: Giant Machines that Crush, Dig, Dredge, Drill, Excavate, Grade, Haul, Pave, Pulverize, Pump, Push, Pull, Roll, Stack, Thresh, and Transport Big Things by Erik A. Bruun, Buzzy Keith

A super-colossal book for grown-ups, this awe-inspiring album is packed with full-color close-ups of massive dump trucks, huge bulldozers, immense tree shredders, and dozens of other super-large machines used in mining, construction, tunnels, drilling, farming, forestry, and recycling. Descriptions of how they work and what they do bring readers right to the construction site.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884822728
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/02/1998
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 13.78(w) x 13.90(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

Erik Bruun has been a reporter, editor, and freelance writer for more than twenty years. His books include Our Nation's Archive and American Values and Virtues. In his home community, he has taken a leadership role in several organizations that advocate for social change. He has three children.

Buzzy Keith works at Trax, Inc., an equipment distributor, in Atlanta, Georgia. He lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife and their two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Heavy Equipment Through the Ages

Giant Ancient Wonders

Panama Canal

The Three Gorges Dam

Construction Equipment

Road Construction and Highway Equipment

Bulldozers

- Komatsu D5775A-2

Scrapers

Front-end Loaders

Graders

Robert G. LeTourneau...And His Machines

Paving Machines

Excavators

Trenchers

Caterpillar

Tires, Tracks, and Other Models of Moving Machines

A Touch, An Eye, And Respect: What It Takes to Be a Heavy Equipment Operator

Cranes

Primer on Cranes

Mobile Wheeled Cranes

Crawler Cranes

Tower Cranes

Mining Equipment

Big Brutus/Otis Steam Excavator

The Captain/Big Muskie

Draglines

Stripping Shovels

Giant Hydraulic Excavators

Rotary Blast Drills

Giant Dump Trucks

- Komatsu 930E Giant Dump Truck

Bucket Wheel Excavators

German Mining Equipment

Underground Mining Equipment

Mining Mastodons

Economics of Heavy Equipment

Tunneling Machines

Full-face Tunnel Boring Machines

The Channel Tunnel

Oil Rigs

Amphibious Bulldozer

Farming & Forestry

Tractors

Giant Tractors

Tractor Attachments

Combine Harvests

John Deere

Forestry Equipment

- Tree

- Tree Chippers

- Tree Spades

Specialized Equipment

Newell Shredder

Recycling Equipment

Military Equipment

NASA Space Shuttle Crawler-Transporter

Canadarm

Fictional Equipment

The Future (or Look, No Hands!)

Acknowledgements

Bibliography

Photography Credits

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Heavy Equipment: Giant Machines that Crush, Dig, Dredge, Drill, Excavate, Grade, Haul, Pave, Pulverize, Pump, Push, Pull, Roll, Stack, Thresh, and Tra 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 3 yr. old son who loves trucks. It was a good choice. The pictures are large and detailed enough that he can point to parts and ask questions. The text is informative enough that I can answer a lot of his questions. There is also good historical information regarding the evolution and design of heavy equipment. You will both learn a lot from this book now and in the future.