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In preparing this book, Rob Sinclair has produced the most in-depth and comprehensive reference to this specialised section of the industry to date, and one that is like any other.
The work contains the author’s own powerful and dramatic images of many of the largest and most productive hydraulic excavators ever to have worked in the UK. Some 80 different models, many of which are photographed in both backhoe and faceshovel configuration, are shown and provide a visual insight into the often restricted world of opencast mining, quarrying and bulk earthmoving
There are extensive technical descriptions of the machines featured, and in many cases, his own evaluation of their performance in the field. In addition, the book charts the development of the UK hydraulic excavator market, advances in excavator size and technology, and why machines of certain weight class and configuration are specified.
Although the text is in-depth, it is well written, well structured and easy to follow, making this knowledgeable account the definitive reference to heavy hydraulic excavators in the UK.
- 188 pages
- 168 colour illustrations
- Hardback book