Earthmovers in action: a global tour of mining giants with David Wylie


Exploring the mighty machinery of USA, Australia, and Europe – new book available now!

As a correspondent for Earthmovers magazine, David Wylie builds on his sold-out “Earthmovers in” series of books to bring more mining and quarrying-related site visits to life with this new title: Earthmovers in USA, Australia & Europe. Traveling across Europe and halfway around the world, he captures some of the biggest, and arguably the best, earthmoving equipment in action.

Earthmovers in the USA, Australia & Europe will be on sale from July 2024 onwards. They will bring together 23 of David’s reports that record company profiles, mining machines, and cutting-edge payload technology in action. The book contains new insights from some machine designers and the views of highly skilled and experienced operators and managers who share their wealth of experience operating these mining machines.

This book features the largest operational dragline in the world and some of the largest rope shovels and hydraulic earth-movers and dump trucks from the likes of Caterpillar, Komatsu and Liebherr-Mining, such as the massive 7500-ton Bucyrus-Erie 2570WS dragline, P&H 4100XPB & Bucyrus 795HR rope shovels, Cat 795F and Komatsu 930E haul trucks in Wyoming and the mighty (120t heavy-duty) Komatsu D475A-8 dozer in the UK. Cat 240-tonne 994 wheel loader, Liebherr 800-tonne class R 9800 and T282C haulers in Australia, and a visit to Liebherr-Mining factory in Colmar France are also covered in detail. A Komatsu PC360-11 SLR with a bespoke Euro-Fab dredging bucket is also covered.

CEA members, such as Komatsu (UK) LTD, Cummins (UK) Ltd, and Caterpillar (UK) LTD, manufacture many of the machines and principal components.

Over 500 stunning photographs are carefully composed to capture each machine’s raw power and performance. Over 75 high-quality photographs are also presented on double pages to help you get close to the action. Containing over 73,000 words, this stunning and detailed fourth book will interest enthusiasts, owners, operators, and site managers worldwide.

Earthmovers in USA, Australia & Europe is a limited edition book with only 300 copies for sale. It will be available to purchase directly from David Wylie in July and is expected to be sold out in the lead-up to Christmas 2024 and priced at £38.50 +P&P.  You can contact David via his e-mail address,, or his Facebook page.

Foreword  & Testimonial from renowned machinery Journalist and  Author Keith Haddock,  “David’s photography is outstanding with high quality action images. I would say he is one of the top photo-journalists in the industry.”     

Peter Haddock, Content With Media Ltd, said,   “As a world-renowned journalist, David’s well-earned and trusted relationships are second to none. Because of this, he has exclusive access to the most exciting, biggest, and best projects, particularly in the mining sector.”


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