Category : Loaders

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Classic Machines: The Terex 72-51 loader

Charles Fairbairn
Developed from the successful Euclid L-30 and 72-40, the Terex 72-51 was introduced in 1966 (originally as the Euclid 72-51). By Richard Campbell Euclid had
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Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 922 wheel loader

Charles Fairbairn
Introduced in 1960, the No.922 Traxcavator was the second Caterpillar wheel loader to be released for sale (the first was the No. 944) and proved
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Classic Machines: The small Payhaulers 65, 95 & 100

Charles Fairbairn
The Small PayHaulers – International’s 65, 95 & 100 Determined to break into the off highway truck market, International Harvester introduced the model PayHauler 65
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Classic Machines: The Hewco LD3 Scoopmobile

Charles Fairbairn
This rather interesting piece of machinery can trace it’s origins through three decades and three countries: the USA, Australia and New Zealand.   By Richard Campbell
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Classic Machines: Euclid’s R-15 dump truck

Charles Fairbairn
The backbone of the New Zealand Ministry of Works haul truck fleet on hydroelectric power projects from the 1940s into the mid 1970s, the ubiquitous
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Classic Machines: The International 560 payloader

Charles Fairbairn
The International model 560 Payloader represented one of the first of the new breed of wheel loaders in International Harvester’s product range and was introduced
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Classic Machines: International Harvester’s PayHauler 350 dumptruck

Charles Fairbairn
Following on from my article in the May 2009 Contractor “PH65 & 95, the Small Payhaulers”, this month we examine the largest offering from International
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Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 933 Traxcavator

Charles Fairbairn
Following the acquisition of the Trackson Corporation by Caterpillar in 1951, Caterpillar continued to use Trackson’s loader attachments fitted to D2, D4, D6 and D7
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Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers 645 wheel loader

Vijay Naidu
Notable as Allis-Chambers’ most successful wheel loader, 1000 645s were purchased by the US Military in the mid-1960s and were their standard medium wheel loader