Online Catalogue last updated 2nd of March 2016
Known as "The Dean of Earthmoving," R.G. LeTourneau is considered one of the world's greatest inventors of earthmoving and material handling equipment. With outstanding photography, this overview of 90-years-plus of manufacturing features LeTourneau's earliest earthmoving equipment introductions in 1921, all the way up to today's giant loaders produced in Longview by Joy Global as "P&H Generation 2" wheel loaders. Even though Joy Global has officially announced that it is removing the "LeTourneau" name from the mining product lines, as a tribute to its heritage, a small "LeTourneau" plate is now fitted inside the cab. 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 much updated information and all new images of the LeTourneau enterprise.
Eric C. Orlemann has worked as a professional photographer and communications specialist in the industrial advertising field for over 34 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 eighteen 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.
Code No. 016839, 176 pages, ISBN 9781583883174, $60.00