Earthmoving Truck History and Progress 750579

Until approximately 50 years ago horses and manpower were considered the best means for earthmoving. Progress from this point came in the late 1930s as off-highway trucks began to replace on-highway trucks. The development of engines with more horsepower moved the industry ahead. Today earthmoving is made more complex for we must consider not only the advances in earthmoving equipment, but also if equal advances hav been made in auxiliary equipment and manpower to allow maximum efficiency.


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