Category : Classic Machines

769 series Caterpillar Off-Highway Trucks

The Caterpillar 769 series

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The Caterpillar 769 was Caterpillar’s first serious foray into the world of off-highway trucks and faced a lot of long-established competitors, but proved itself to...
Cletrac Tractors

Forgotten companies – Cletrac

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In its heyday, Cletrac was quite an innovator and made a wide range of track type tractors which were very popular. Today, it is almost...
82-50 tractor Terex

The Terex 82-50 – A Euclid TC-12 Replacement

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Terex had very big shoes to fill when it replaced its iconic TC-12/82-80 track type tractor with the new model 82-50 in the company’s product...
Classic Machines

Earthfill Compaction – A Brief History

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Good compaction of fill is essential if you are to avoid subsidence. The Romans and Egyptians knew it and so did the so-called “primitive” tribes...
657 & 657B scraper Caterpillar dual axle Scrapers

The Caterpillar 657 and 657B scrapers

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Creating quite a stir when it was first announced, the Caterpillar 657 has been the backbone of large capacity scraper fleets since 1962 and remains...
Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Ateco

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Once the number one go-to organization for tractor rippers and a myriad of other useful attachments, the American Tractor Equipment Corporation (ATECO) enjoyed major success...
LeTourneau

The LeTourneau Model B Tournapull

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LeTourneau was the pioneer in motor scraper development in the late 1930s, nobody else came close to replicating his success.  With his Model A Tournapull...
Allis-Chalmers TS-360 scraper

The Allis-Chalmers TS-360 scraper

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Following its buy out of LaPlant-Choate in 1952, Allis-Chalmers proceeded to improve and enhance its products. One of the first machines to receive attention was...
941 Traxcavator Caterpillar Loaders Track type

The Caterpillar 941 Traxcavator

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There is an old adage that says “If it looks right, it probably is right”, and that appellation most certainly describes the Caterpillar 941 Traxcavator....