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R G LeTourneau Heavy Equipment: The Mechanical drive Era 1921 - 1953


Price: £19.95

R G LeTourneau Heavy Equipment: The Mechanical drive Era 1921 - 1953This first volume of Eric Orlemann’s two part set on these fantastic machine creations covers the early years up until the sale of the company to Westinghouse in 1953. LeTourneau was considered by many to be the dean of high speed mobile earth moving equipment, his designs of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s laid the fundamental groundwork for many of the earthmoving machines we see on a daily basis today. Standard production, specials, and experimental machines feature in rare, high quality archival images. Chapters feature; R.G. LeTourneau - Larger Than Life, The Early Years; The Carryalls; The Tournapulls; The Bulldozers; The Tournadozers; Other Good Ideas (And Some Not). 160p. 310 ill. s/b. Now available. Please note: Eric has informed us that his book on the LeTourneau Electric Drive Era will be published in 2009.



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