Category : Classic Machines

Scrapers

Classic Machines: The LaPlant-Choate TS-300 motor scraper

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LaPlant-Choate’s TS-300 owes its origins to a design formulated prior to World War 2. The TS-300 was LaPlant-Choate’s first motor scraper and despite being taken...
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Vickers VR180, Vigor & Vikon track type tractors

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There are three machines which seem to have acquired mystical status for fans of earthmoving equipment in New Zealand – The Euclid TC-12,  Euclid 16TDT,...
Classic Machines Contractor Scrapers

Classic Machines: The International-Harvester E200 elevating scraper

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The International Harvester E200 – A new look We last had an overview of the International Harvester E200 back in 2007, and a considerable amount...
Classic Machines Wheel dozers

Classic Machines- The Clark-Michigan 180 Wheel Dozer

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In some countries, particularly New Zealand, wheel dozers are an under-appreciated item of machinery. The wheeled bulldozer is actually an extremely versatile piece of equipment...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 619 motor scraper

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Caterpillar’s model 619 motor scraper was the very first of their ‘600’ series machines and introduced quite a few innovations not seen on their previous...
Classic Machines Contractor Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Wabco 252 scraper

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As it transpired, the Wabco 252FT was the last in a long line of C-series Tournapulls, and was an excellent machine, but debuted at the...
Classic Machines Contractor Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-5

Allis-Chalmers always had a good reputation for making reliable and versatile track type tractors, but its new HD-5 introduced in 1946 exceeded all expectations. By...