For over 130 years the Bucyrus name was arguably the most iconic name in excavation equipment brands in the world. In the 130 years of its existence, the equipment which was designed and built by Bucyrus could be found at nearly every major excavation site and surface mine in the world. From blasthole drills, to loading shovels, to the largest draglines ever built. Even today, Bucyrus machines are still found on six continents.

The Bucyrus story is one of innovation in engineering, manufacturing, and heavy logistics. Most importantly, it is a story about the people of Bucyrus and the city of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where it all happened.

The Bucyrus Museum is maintaining this historic legacy and striving to inspire new generations of engineers and manufacturers.