Large shovels such as this one require large amounts of steel to counter-balance the load. Therefore, Lukens Steel Company provided manufacturers with plate steel for some of the world's largest shovels.
Lukens steel has gone into many heavy equipment manufacturers. Some of the largest dump trucks in the world today have Lukens steel in them.
Lukens steel has gone into offshore deep-sea rigs. The steel that surrounds the catwalks that anchor it to the sea floor, as well as the deck structure, are made with Lukens steel.
Lukens steel went into the plates that made the 25 "tuning forks" or "trees" at the base of the world Trade Center's Towers 1 and 2.
These "forks" were rolled and flame-cut into shape at Lukens Steel Company in 1968-69. They were so large that it took three flat cars to handle their strength. Three forks per three cars, and 152 total forks show how large they were.
Lukens steel has gone into many bridges. The steel required to carry such loads for the Verrazano, connecting New Jersey and Manhattan, and the Walt Whitman, connecting New Jersey and Philadelphia, have Lukens steel in them.
Deep-sea diving vessels such as Beaver IV, Alvin and others, have Lukens steel in them. Two spun or pressed heads are welded together to create the diving center of these vessels.
Most aircraft carriers have Lukens steel in them. Lukens has steel in the hull and deck of the Enterprise to the Ronald Reagan. Shown here is the Carl Vincent CVR #70.
The main battle tank in today's modern United States Army, the M1A1, has Lukens steel protecting it. As the need for surgical firepower such as this has been demonstrated over time. However, as these machines become more fuel-efficient, composites, not steel, will comprise the main armor components.