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FRANK RACZON (Carpentersville, IL), senior editor of Construction Equipment magazine, has had a writing career spanning nearly 25 years across magazine publishing and public relations work with some of the industry's major equipment manufacturers. He has won numerous awards for his work, including nods from the Construction Writers Association, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and BtoB magazine, where he is responsible for the publication's Buying Files feature. Raczon is the author of Motorbooks' Caterpillar: Modern Earth-Moving Marvels (2014). KEITH HADDOCK (Edmonton, Alberta), a professional engineer, has enjoyed a lifelong involvement with earthmoving and heavy equipment. Haddock co-founded the Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) some over 25 years ago and the organization now boasts over 5,000 members. He has written several books on heavy equipment and has been featured on numerous TV programs, including Monster Machines and Mega Excavators. He specializes in providing information, research, and freelance writing for earthmoving and surface mining publications. Frank Raczon Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankRaczon Frank Raczon at Construction Equipment: http://bit.ly/178Vrou


"... a comprehensive history of Caterpillar machines that details the Peoria, Ill.-based manufacturer's unparalleled contributions to the history of construction equipment and how its hundreds of machines have evolved. The book is exhaustively researched and well written and includes interviews and explanations of how and why they work the way they do as well as interviews and quotes from Caterpillar engineers and operators." - Rental Equipment Register Magazine

"Filled with underground mining machines, larger-than-life draglines, excavators, backhoe loaders, motor-graders, off-highway trucks and more, this book will be of interest to anyone who has ever passed a work site and wondered what those machines can do and how they work." - Mining Engineering

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