BUCYRUS INTERNATIONAL, INC. celebrates 125 years of building heavy excavating machinery, including the largest earthmovers ever to roam the planet. Founded in 1880 by Daniel R Eells and a group of business associates, the company built a diverse range of machines, and grew to become the leading supplier of walking draglines, shovels, and drills for the surface mining industry. With its acquired companies, such as Marion Power Shovel and Ransomes & Rapier, Bucyrus has built the entire roster of giant stripping shovels in the Western world, and the record-breaking "Big Muskie" walking dragline. Bucyrus and its acquired companies have built approximately 90 percent of the giant walking draglines working today.
Throughout te history, Bucyrus has led ths industry in innovative products designed to satisfy some of the world's toughest mining and earthmoving requirements. Bucyrus continues to meet the needs of surface mining customers worldwide with leading technology products. The fascinating history ot this diversified company is unparalleled m the excavating world.