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Earthmovers in Scotland: Mining, Quarries, Roads & Forestry - David Wylie

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'...we were so impressed we just had to share it with our collectors. Filled with over 400 stunning images of heavy equipment at work, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the work that goes unrecognized, yet is vital to the economy in Scotland.' - CCM (Posted on 17/01/2018)
Coal International Review by Coalminers
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This beautiful coffee-table is a tribute to the pure undiluted enthusiasm of the author. It would not be making too fine a point to say that this weighty volume is the outpourings of an enthusiast. This is a true result of love and interest that cannot be blagged.... sets out to provide the reader with a comprehensive view of the Scottish earthmovers scene, and will be of interest to enthusiasts, owners, operators and site managers worldwide... there is no doubt that this book achieves 'in spades' - and indeed surpasses its lofty aspirations. - Coal International (Posted on 17/07/2017)
A club for Caterpillar enthusiasts Review by Link Club magazine
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Written and photographed by David Wylie, whose name will be familiar to readers of the Earthmovers monthly magazine as their Scottish correspondent, this book definitely punches above its weight.
The book is 35mm thick and weighs in at about 2 kilos. Within its 438 pages is an amazing selection of working photographs backed up with detail shots of some of the equipment as David had access to sites which few of us will have the chance to experience.
The sites are arranged by chapter, so each is like a guided tour the site and its equipment. Each chapter is supported with a detailed and informative text. Every time I open this book and read a few paragraphs there is always some interesting fact or quote from an operator or owner. How about this; a young woman named Tina Neil operating a Terex ADT TA400. She paid to get her own ticket for ADTs. Tina and the Terex product manager and the site manager all pass their considered opinions on the machine. The book is just loaded with information and informed comment.
The visits were undertaken through a twenty two year period from 1994 to 2016. Organising the material the material by site rather than machine type is excellent. The volume of material is easily handled in site visit sized chunks. The thirty two chapters are enhanced with carefully selected double page images of some of the kit. There are for example three double pages of a D9T owned by the Geddes Group ripping and dozing in a quarry near Alloa. Each double page is 16 by 11 inches. It is the number of double pages which takes this book to a higher level.
The site visits may focus on the newer kit, Hidrive dozers, ADTs, 360 excavators and off highway trucks, but there is some archive stuff in the book relating to Terex and the Motherwell factory which is covered in chapter 8. For the next generation, today’s machines will be their classics. Operators and owners will be able to look back and recall the many sites then operational in Scotland with David’s book as their guide.
An ideal read to keep one sane through the festive period. When Keith Haddock endorses the book “David’s photography is outstanding with high quality action images. I would say one of the top photojournalists in the industry.” There can be no better accolade than that. (Posted on 07/03/2017)
A fantastic selection of photographs showing a wide range of plant from a variety of industries - David Wylie should be very proud of his new book Review by Jim Donnelly - Operations Director, Banks Mining
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I picked up Earthmovers in Scotland last week, but I couldn't keep it under wraps until Xmas. It's a fantastic piece of work which I couldn't put down once I started reading it - which is saying something as I'm not what is normally known as a plant geek! A fantastic selection of photographs showing a wide range of plant from a variety of industries - David Wylie should be very proud of his new book"

Jim Donnelly - Operations Director, Banks Mining
(Posted on 30/11/2016)
The photo of the Cat 785D being followed by a Terex 33100 at Broken Cross spread across both pages is just brilliant Review by Ian Graham
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This is a must have book for every mining, quarrying, heavy plant, construction and modelling enthusiast. I've flicked through most of the 400 plus pages and it's full of two page colour photos and informative text. David has included first-hand accounts of operator's experiences and opinions of many machines and the in-cab photos are fantastic. The photo of the Cat 785D being followed by a Terex 33100 at Broken Cross spread across both pages is just brilliant as are the photos of the massive Banks Mining O&K Terex RH200 and Cat 789B's with noise suppression bonnets. David has done a superb job so get it before it sells out guys and gals. (Posted on 11/11/2016)
400 never been published images Review by Earthmovers Magazine
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This is far more than a collection of stunning pictures, as the book explores and explains the diverse work undertaken by the machines, often away from the public view. Work that is taken for granted but is the foundation of the transport, energy and manufacturing sectors of the economy.
Future generations will look at this book as a valuable record of Scotland's industrial heritage. (Posted on 10/10/2016)
High Quality Images From A Top Photo Journalist Review by Keith Haddock
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David's photography is outstanding with high quality action images. I would say he is one of the top photo-journalists in the industry. (Posted on 22/09/2016)

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