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Earthmovers in Scotland (Mining, Quarries, Roads & Forestry)
Professional engineer and photo journalist David Wylie has enjoyed privileged access to mines, quarries, road projects and forestry sites across Scotland. On his visits he has seen some of the biggest earthmoving machinery in the world, in action.
Earthmovers in Scotland brings together 32 of David’s reports from these visits to tell the story of the highly skilled, experienced owners, drivers and managers that work with earthmoving equipment and explains why they select, maintain and operate these machines. The content features some of the largest earthmovers in the UK, such as Caterpillar’s D11R bulldozer, Liebherr’s massive 320 tonne R9350s and the mighty 520 tonne O&K RH200 at a surface mine in Northumberland, a short hop over the Scottish border. It also covers Caterpillar’s 789B truck, special trailers that can lift and transport 3,000 tonne bridges into position, and Demag’s H485 record breaking mining shovel amongst others.
Taking pride of place in the 440-page book are over 400 stunning photographs, many of which have not been seen before and many of which feature machines that were the first of their kind. Each high quality photo has been carefully composed to capture each machine in all its power and brilliance with the spectacular Scottish scenery as a backdrop and 80 of the most important and detailed images are presented as double pages to help you get close to the action.
The book provides a comprehensive look at the Scottish earthmoving scene, as well as the occasional reports on mining machine factories and tradeshows in Europe. Three-quarters of the content is aimed at mining and quarrying, but there is also a forestry section, which features a 1.5 tonne mini digger used for logging, and an 8×8 Mercedes Benz truck loading timber and two Multidockers. Earthmovers in Scotland will be of interest to enthusiasts, owners, drivers and site managers worldwide.
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