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R G Letourneau Heavy Equipment

Author : Eric C. Orlemann
ISBN : 158388226X
Genre : Transportation
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In 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 today. 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 1953 to 1971 saw many more innovative machine and engineering achievements in the fields of earth-moving, off-shore oil exploration, logging, and defense. This second volume of fantastic machine creations covers the later years up until the sale of the company to Marathon in 1971. Standard production, specials, and experimental machines are shown in rare archival images, some being shown in print for the very first time, help showcase what made R. G. LeTourneau so important in the heavy equipment industry.
Category: Transportation

R G Letourneau Heavy Equipment Photo Gallery

Author : Eric C. Orlemann
ISBN : 1583883177
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, the inventor of earthmoving machines, secured nearly 300 patents over the course of his life. During World War II, about 70 percent of the earthmovers and engineering vehicles were his machines that were invaluable to the Allied war effort. With outstanding photography, this overview of 90-years-plus of manufacturing features the company's earliest earthmoving equipment introductions in 1921, all the way up to today's ultra-large mining equipment introductions. This companion book to the three previous publications - R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment: The Mechanical Drive Era 1921-1953, R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment Photo Gallery: The Electric-Drive Era (1953-1970), and Modern LeTourneau Earthmoving Equipment since 1968 - includes updated information and all new images of the LeTourneau enterprise.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Letourneau Archive

Author : Philip G. Gowenlock
ISBN : 0958560803
Genre : Civil engineers
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Category: Civil engineers

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Letourneau Legend

Author : Philip G. Gowenlock
ISBN : 0646276921
Genre : Construction equipment industry
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Category: Construction equipment industry

Yellow Steel

Author : William R. Haycraft
ISBN : 0252071042
Genre : Business & Economics
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A history of the earthmoving equipment industry. It examines the increase in the scope of mining and construction projects, from the Suez Canal through the interstate highway system, made possible by innovations in earthmoving machinery. It traces the efforts of manufacturers in meeting the needs of the construction and mining industries.
Category: Business & Economics

Keeping Ontario Moving

Author : Robert Bradford
ISBN : 9781459724112
Genre : Business & Economics
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The development of roads and highways was critical to early economic and social development of Ontario. This book traces the history of roads and the road-building industry in Ontario from the eighteenth century to today, and documents how roads and bridges have developed, introducing the contractors and companies that have built them.
Category: Business & Economics

Mover Of Men And Mountains

Author : R. G. LeTourneau
ISBN : 1575675196
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Despite early failures, R. G. LeTourneau rose to eminence in the competitive world of manufacturing and construction. Although his competitors thought him insane, history has proved that his inventive genius was decades ahead of its time. His combination of enterprise and Christian commitment led to his sponsoring many works involving missions and education, including LeTourneau College, a Christian liberal arts and technical school in Longview, Texas. Through a lifetime of business ventures, this engineering genius put faith into action and reaped big rewards. (More than 100,000 in print)
Category: Biography & Autobiography