Recently published, David Wylie shared with us a copy of his latest book, Earthmovers in UK & Germany, which provides an inside look into the mining, quarry, demolition, and renewables industry in these countries. With two chapters almost entirely dedicated to Caterpillar, including photos from a visit to the HMS facility in Dortmund, we couldn’t put the book down.

Here is a sneak peak with a few of our favorite images and pages from the book:

With more than 500 photos across 520 pages, and with 80 stunning images set across two big pages, this 82,000 word book provides an in-depth look at how these machines shape the world we live in. David’s new book deserves a place on any heavy equipment enthusiast’s coffee table.

Earthmovers In UK & Germany rolling off of the printer

If you are interested in purchasing this new book, you can only obtain it by contacting David Wylie directly – as it has been self-published – on his Facebook page, where updates and additional information can also be found or you can reach David directly by emailing him at

3 thoughts on “Earthmovers in UK & Germany: A New Book from David Wylie
  • Hi Folks, people have been asking me about the book contents – here is the chapter list.

    • Mining
    – Chapter 1 Banks Mining RH200 Rebuild Shotton
    – Chapter 2 Banks Mining Caterpillar 740 Coal Trucks Shotton
    – Chapter 3 Komatsu Mining PC7000-6 Germany
    – Chapter 4 Banks Mining RH200 Operational Report Shotton
    – Chapter 5 R J Blasting Atlas Copco ROC L8 Shotton
    – Chapter 6 Bank Mining Rusha Restoration West Lothian
    – Chapter 7 Komatsu Hanomag GmbH Factory Visit Hanover
    – Chapter 8 Komatsu WA500-8 Hanover
    – Chapter 9 Duncan Plant Case 160D LGP Glenmuckloch
    – Chapter 10 Banks Mining WA470-8 Shotton
    – Chapter 11 Caterpillar Mining Factory Visit Germany
    – Chapter 12 Bank Mining PC3000-6 Shotton
    – Chapter 13 EnBW RDK8 Coal Power Station Germany
    – Chapter 14 Komatsu Mining Factory Visit Germany
    – Chapter 15 Komatsu Mining PC4000-11 Germany
    – Chapter 16 RWE Power Krupp and O&K Germany

    • Quarries
    – Chapter 17 Fife Silica Sands D475A-5 Dozer Assembly Fife
    – Chapter 18 Fife Silica Sands D475A-5 Operational Report Fife
    – Chapter 19 Volvo Construction Equipment R100E Motherwell
    – Chapter 20 E & JW Glendenning Ltd Volvo R70D Devon
    – Chapter 21 Tarmac Caterpillar 992C Dunbar
    • Demolition
    – Chapter 22 Komatsu UK Factory Visit Durham
    Chapter 23 Central Demolition PC490LCD-11 Edinburgh
    – Chapter 24 Central Demolition Hitachi ZX870LCH Glasgow
    – Chapter 25 SGN /KDC PC490 HDR Coatbridge
    – Chapter 26 Beattie Demolition PC490 HDR M74 Motorway

    • Renewables
    – Chapter 27 Hitrak Kaiser S12 Fort William
    – Chapter 28 Henderson Plant Case CX370D Sanquhar
    – Chapter 29 BSW Group Tigercat LH855E Fort William

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