Category : LeTourneau

The LeTourneau name became synonymous with earthmoving worldwide. LeTourneau was largely responsible for the invention and development of many types of earthmoving machines now widely used. He designed and built machines using technology that was years, sometimes decades, ahead of its time.

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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...
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Classic Machines: LeTourneau’s Model C Tournatractor

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Always the innovative thinker when it came to earthmoving equipment, Robert LeTourneau came up with the idea of the Tournatractor in 1946. By RICHARD CAMPBELL...
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Birth of the Articulated Dump Truck

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Developed to a greater potential during the late 1960s with the advent of all-wheel drive, the articulated dump track has actually been around for a...
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LeTourneau’s Model D Tournapull

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The Le Tourneau-Westinghouse D Tournapull was one innovative machine, says Richard Campbell. Descended from the original Le Tourneau ‘D’ Pull which dated back to 1946 and...
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LeTourneau’s LW12 Tournatractor

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LeTourneau was first off the blocks with a wheeled bulldozer, a roadable and manoeuvrable machine suited to many earthmoving jobs. Here we take a closer...