Heavy equipment up close /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Sterling, c2007Description: 47 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 36 cm.ISBN: 9781402747991; 1402747993.Subject(s): Construction equipment -- Juvenile literature | Earthmoving machinery -- Juvenile literature | Construction equipment | Earthmoving machineryOnline resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description
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From building skyscrapers to loading freight trains, from tearing down old houses to mining fuel, heavy equipment is everywhere! Children will enjoy taking a close-up look at these important machines, including terrific tractors, bucket wheel excavators, and even a super space shuttle crawler--the largest self-powered tracked vehicle in the world. Great-looking and large shots showcase extra-big tires, a tractor's advanced hydraulic system, a control stick for steering, a bulldozer blade, and the long, wide tracks of a crawler crane. And kids will really dig into fascinating facts and information on heavy machine achievements such as building the Chunnel, the longest tunnel on earth.
Includes fold-out pages.
"Includes actual size photographs"--Cover.
The world of heavy equipment -- Dump trucks -- Bucket wheel excavators -- The space shuttle crawler -- Marvelous mining machines -- A "boring" machine -- Timber -- Drilling for black gold -- Terrific tractors -- Paving the way -- Super dozers -- Reduce, reuse, recycle -- Amazing cranes.
An introduction to some of the heavy machinery used in construction, mining, logging, and other industries.