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Bucyrus construction equipment: books

A book on Bucyrus construction equipment? Here are books on Bucyrus-Erie draglines, drilling machines and other earthmoving and mining equipment.

Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2008

With a rich heritage stretching back 128 years to 1880 the Bucyrus name, in all of its manifestations, has become synonymous with moving 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.
Nothing could be more apt to describe this manufacturing powerhouse than its 1960s slogan - "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 are 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.

Author:Keith Haddock
Specs:224 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.6 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:456 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2008)
Book: Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2008

Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2008

Language: English

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Erie Shovel - Photo Archive

This illustrated book commemorates Erie, a significant American manufacturer of steam-powered excavators that later merged into Bucyrus-Erie.
Highlighting each Erie model employed in mining and construction endeavors, the book unveils a comprehensive visual journey through the company's impactful history. Meticulously curated, the collection features remarkable photographs sourced from the company's archive, meticulously preserved by the Historic Construction Equipment Association.

From Erie's pivotal role as a major steam-powered excavator manufacturer to its integration into Bucyrus-Erie, the book captures the evolution of these machines. The striking visuals not only showcase the diverse Erie models in action but also provide insight into the industrial landscapes where these excavators played a crucial role.
This publication serves as a tribute to Erie's legacy, offering enthusiasts and industry historians a rare glimpse into the company's contributions to mining and construction over the years.

Author:Donald W. Frantz
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 1 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2013)

Bucyrus Drills: Drilling the Earth for 75 Years By: "Lang, David"

The production of coal, iron, copper, and other minerals has always presented a need for blasting and associated blast holes. Likewise, the blossoming of housing in America has demanded a continual need for water wells for a growing rural population.
Bucyrus International, Inc. (formerly Bucyrus-Erie Company) has been a traditional supplier of the tools to meet that need, a pioneer of the blast hole drilling effort since the Bucyrus purchase of the Armstrong Drill Company in 1933. Churn drills of that era eventually gave way to rotary blast hole drills in 1952.

This book recounts the history of drilling, early manufacturers of drilling equipment, the emergence of drilling methods, rigs, drill bits, and the role of Bucyrus in furthering the science and art of water well and blast hole drilling.
While tracing the rich heritage of over 75 years of Bucyrus drill production terminology, explosives, hole size, and machinery design features are addressed. The production and use of over 11,600 churn drills, 42 jet piercer drills, and over 1,376 rotary blast hole drills are portrayed in vivid photography from the Bucyrus archives.

Author:David Lang
Specs:128 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:165 b&w and 35 colour photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2010)
Book: Bucyrus Drills: Drilling the Earth for 75 Years
By: "Lang, David"

Bucyrus Drills: Drilling the Earth for 75 Years By: "Lang, David"

Language: English

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