This book is an introduction to all things Caterpillar. This photographic essay spans 1925 to present, emphasizing the company’s modern state-of-the-art equipment, and is written by one of the company’s most prolific historians. Starting with an explanation of the manufacturer’s origins with Holt and Best, it quickly launches into the fun part–the equipment itself: •Track-type tractors (including Challengers & track loaders)•Motorgraders•Scrapers (both pulled and powered)•Haulers (including rear and bottom dumps)•Wheel loaders and dozers (including compactors, backhoes, and skid-steer)•Hydraulic excavatorsAs a part of the new Gallery series from MBI Publishing Company, the book is filled with dozens of photos for an entertaining and informative read, and is bound in a flexi-binding for durability and readability.
About the Author
Eric C. Orlemann has worked as a professional photographer and communications specialist in the industrial advertising field for over 27 years. As the proprietor of ECO Industrial Communications, he counts many of the large earthmoving equipment manufacturers in the industry as his clients. Over the years, Orlemann has amassed one of the world?s most significant private earthmoving photographic collections. In addition to authoring or co-authoring thirteen books concerning earthmoving equipment manufacturers, and various other ultra-large earthmovers, Orlemann has contributed numerous articles to the Equipment Echoes, the Historical Construction Equipment Association?s official newsmagazine. Orlemann has also acted as a technical consultant concerning heavy equipment for various popular cable television networks including The History Channel, The Learning Channel (TLC), and The Discovery Channel.
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