Category : Classic Machines

Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Champion

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It was only 28 years ago that the name Champion vanished from the earthmoving scene, but ask someone today about Champion equipment and you will...
Classic Machines Loaders

Let’s Make A Big Loader – The Caterpillar 983 loader

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Caterpillar’s model 983 Traxcavator is the largest track type loader the Company has ever produced in it’s 90+ year history. Due to the rise in...
Classic Machines Scrapers

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Some ideas are brilliant but never seem to catch on, some are basically flawed from the start and others are the subject of nightmares and...
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

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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

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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...