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    DescriptionIn the history of heavy equipment development, no single man's name is more respected or revered as that of R. G. LeTourneau. Robert Gilmour LeTourneau is considered by many to be the dean of high-speed mobile earthmoving equipment. His designs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s laid the fundamental groundwork for many of the earthmoving machines we see on a daily basis. Self-propelled, rubber tired scrapers, bulldozing blades, and rippers were all conceived under his engineering genius in the quest for moving material at the lowest-cost-per-yard. The time period of 1921 to 1953 saw many of R. G. LeTourneau's most important heavy-equipment introductions, such as the Carryall and the Tournapull, and the initial development of the electric drive wheel. This first volume of fantastic machine creations covers the early years up until the sale of the company to Westinghouse in 1953. Standard production, specials, and experimental machines in rare archival images, some in print for the very first time, help showcase what made R. G. LeTourneau so important in the heavy equipment industry.


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    Title
    R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment
    Subtitle
    The Mechanical Drive Era 1921-1953
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric C. Oriemann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781583882146
    ISBN 10: 1583882146
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 629.225
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27650
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001140
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001060, TRA001010
    DC22: 629.225
    LC classification: TL
    BISAC V2.8: TEC001000
    BIC subject category V2: TVD
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    310
    Publisher
    Iconografix,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Iconografix,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Hudson, WI
    Author Information
    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.