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  • Giant steam shovels

    Giant steam shovels

    Chris Graham on 23rd January 2021

    Keith Haddock begins a series in which he describes the fascinating history and development of the world’s giant steam shovels. Giant steam shovels: This machine, created by William S Otis, is documented as the first steam shovel ever designed to…

  • The Manitowoc story

    The Manitowoc story

    Chris Graham on 15th December 2020

    Keith Haddock concludes the Manitowoc story, explaining how it survived to become America’s No.1 crane builder. The Manitowoc story: This 6400 carries a 16-cubic-yard bucket on a 160-foot boom, and is seen at work uncovering anthracite in Pennsylvania. Having achieved…

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