Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels by Frank RaczonCaterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels by Frank Raczon

Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels

byFrank Raczon, Keith Haddock

Hardcover | March 16, 2015

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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. InCaterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels, authorFrank Raczondetails 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.

Keith Haddock, P.Eng., is one of the world's leading experts on earthmoving and surface mining equipment. His articles appear regularly in industrial and equipment magazines in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He often appears as a commentator on the History, Discovery, and Learning Channels. Of his six books publishe...
Title:Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving MarvelsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 11.25 × 9.75 × 1 inShipping dimensions:11.25 × 9.75 × 1 inPublished:March 16, 2015Publisher:MotorbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760344086

ISBN - 13:9780760344088


Editorial Reviews

"Filled with underground mining machines, larger-than-life draglines, excavators, backhoe loaders, motor-graders, off-highway trucks and more, this book will be of interest to anyone who has ever passed a work site and wondered what those machines can do and how they work." - Mining Engineering