Category : Forgotten companies

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...
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Forgotten companies: Carco

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Many of the readership will identify the name Carco as being associated with logging winches and forestry equipment. However, Carco’s roots go much further back...
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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

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A company far better known for its aircraft such as the legendary Jenny, Kittyhawk, Tomahawk and Helldiver, plus a very successful line of aircraft engines,...
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Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

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The Bucyrus-Erie Company was world famous for it’s range of face shovels, draglines, cranes and other mining and quarry equipment. However, it also made a...
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Forgotten companies: Isaacson

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Back in time when the track type tractor was still considered a new tool for earthmoving, there were dozens of companies offering attachments to outfit...
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Forgotten companies: Tractomotive

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An exceptionally versatile tool, the wheel loader has found a use in all phases of construction as well as quarry and aggregate production, material recycling,...
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Forgotten companies: Hewco

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Our country has produced over the years many forward thinking and innovative companies. In the mid-1940s another one was born, in Huntly of all places,...
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Forgotten companies: Eimco

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Established in the 1880s, Eimco designed and built underground mining equipment. In a surprising move, it decided to go above ground and enter the track...
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Classic Machines: Aveling-Barford’s grader

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Aveling-Barford was formed in 1934 from the merger of two long established British companies – Aveling & Porter (est.1862) and Barford & Perkins (est. 1860)....
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Forgotten companies: Heil

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Heil, whose head office and main production plant was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, was at one stage on the ‘cutting edge’ of earthmoving technology when...