A free illustrated talk – Earthmovers in UK & Germany

24 Nov 2019 (13:00 - 13:45)

Author, David Wylie gives a free, illustrated talk about his new book – Earthmovers in UK and Germany – at National Mining Museum Scotland. Join him from 12.30pm for tea/coffee, talk begins at 1pm.

Why not book onto the museum’s guided tour at 2pm! Book on arrival to make sure you get a space!

Press Release August 2019

Following the success of his first book – Earthmovers in Scotland – David Wylie is delighted to be self-publishing his new book: Earthmovers in UK & Germany. This new publication will bring more interesting mining and quarrying related site visits to life and he has added demolition and renewables sectors into this latest book. Contained within, are what he describes as arguably some of the biggest, best and historically significant pieces of earthmoving equipment ever produced.

Earthmovers in UK & Germany brings together David’s reports that capture interesting site details, company history, operators, managers and owners’ views on operating these powerful machines. The book features some of the largest earthmovers in the UK and Germany, including a massive Komatsu D475A-5 bulldozer weighing over 115 tonnes and the last two remaining 520 tonne O&K RH200s working as a team in Europe, at Banks Mining in Northumberland.

Factory visits include Caterpillar mining, where the company manufacture the world’s biggest hydraulic excavator, the 1000t Cat 6090 FS face shovel, and a visit to Komatsu Germany Mining for a first drive of their new Komatsu PC4000-11. The book explores these two German mining equipment factories for their current, historical and important links with the UK, developing iconic machines such as O&K RH300, RH120-C and RH200, and the Demag H255S which quickly became the PC3000-1.

Guest contributor, Keith Haddock, reports on Germany’s giant bucket wheel excavators. This book also covers large excavators adapted for the demolition industry and amazing performance of a spider excavator clinging to a steep hillside, along with some of the toughest timber harvesters available on the market, to name but a few.

Over 500 pages and 500 stunning photographs take pride of place across 29 chapters. These images have been carefully composed to capture the raw power and performance of each machine. Over 80 high-quality photographs are presented across double pages to help you get close to the action. This impressive second book sets out to provide its owner with an in-depth look at the earthmover’s scene both in the UK and Germany and will be of interest to owners, operators, site managers and enthusiasts worldwide as an important record on earthmoving machinery for future generations.
Earthmovers in UK & Germany will be available to purchase direct from David Wylie before Christmas 2019, further details coming soon, alternatively you can get in touch with David now via his Facebook page.

Author Biography
David Wylie is a professional engineer, author, freelance photojournalist and regular contributor to Earthmovers, Forestry Machinery and Farm Machinery Journal. He is also regularly commissioned by some of the top UK PR agencies and machine manufacturers to produce breathtaking action images and video for their in-house magazines, advertisements, online media and machine brochures.

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