Category : Classic Machines

Classic Machines Tractors

The Allis-Chalmers HD-20, last of A-C’s GM-powered Crawlers

Contractor Magazine
A big tractor in its day, The Allis-Chalmers HD-20 was another part of the power struggle that took place between Allis-Chalmers and International-Harvester during the
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Euclid’s 16TDT twin powered scraper

Contractor Magazine
One of Euclid’s earliest twin powered scrapers, the Euclid 16TDT was a progressive development of that Company’s experiments with tandem powered earthmovers and it created
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Caterpillar 615 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Filling a hole in the (then) lineup of Caterpillar elevating scrapers, the Caterpillar model 615 was a great little machine with some features unique to
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Michigan 110-15 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Clark-Michigan is a name more commonly known to New Zealand contractors for their range of wheel loaders rather than motor scrapers. However the Michigan range
Classic Machines Contractor

Classic machines: The International-Harvester TD-24 revisited

Charles Fairbairn
The end of World War Two saw a massive increase in the demand for heavy equipment. Top of contractors’ wish lists were large, high horsepower,
Classic Machines Contractor Scrapers

Classic Machines: LeTourneau’s Model A Tournapull

Charles Fairbairn
R.G LeTourneau conceived the idea of the self-propelled motor scraper while recovering from a near-fatal auto accident.  He approached Caterpillar with the concept but they
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International-Harvester’s 495 PayScraper

Charles Fairbairn
A large brute of a motor scraper, the International-Harvester model 495 was the only three-axle, open bowl scraper ever offered by the Company and it
Classic Machines Tractors

Featured Classic Machines: The Terex 82-20 crawler tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Smallest of all the production Terex track type tractors, the 82-20 was designed to expand Terex’s market share of the crawler tractor business and take