Lincoln's Excavators, The Ruston-Bucyrus Years 1945-1970, by Peter Robinson

Lincoln's Excavators, The Ruston-Bucyrus Years 1945-1970, by Peter Robinson
Published by Roundoak in 2010, 335 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket - 21cm by 28cm (N7938)

Brand New Book


From the inside front fly leaf: This third volume in the series of 'Lincoln's Excavators' continues the story of Ruston­ Bucyrus Ltd through the two decades following World War II. This period was often referred to as the company's 'golden years', the 1950s / 1960s seeing full order books and production at the Excavator Works at peak levels.

The traditional product line of excavators was continually being improved upon and to these were added new lines such as Tower Cranes and Hydraulic Excavators. Correspondingly new machinery was being installed and new production techniques introduced at the Excavator Works; never was the oft quoted remark about this Lincoln company more believable - "a job at RB is a job for life". Like earlier volumes, this book draws upon previously unpublished photographs to tell the story of the factory, the workforce and large range of products that proudly carried the Lincoln name to every part of the world
. Chapters include:

Post War Recovery
The Excavator Works in the 1950s
End of the line for Some
The 54-RB
The 38-RB
The 22-RB
The 100 Series
A New Look
The 30-RB
Piling and special applications
The Carriers - Part 2
Two New Products
Tower Cranes
Hydraulic Excavators Part One - The 3-RB
Change at the Excavator Works
Hydraulic Excavators - The H Range
Hydraulic Excavators Success at Last
Types of Excavators
Excavator Terminology