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!
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Keith Haddock, a professional engineer, has enjoyed a lifelong involvement with earthmoving and heavy equipment. Just over 20 years ago Haddock co-founded the Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) that now boasts over 5,000 members. He has written several books on heavy equipment and has been featured in numerous TV documentaries including Modern Marvels, Monster Machines and Mega Excavators. He currently specializes in providing information, research, and freelance writing for earthmoving and surface mining publications.
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