Category : Classic Machines

Caterpillar Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 619 motor scraper

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Caterpillar’s model 619 motor scraper was the very first of its ‘600’ series machines and introduced quite a few innovations not seen on its previous...
Allis-Chalmers Contractor Loaders

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers 12G loader

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Allis-Chalmers, in its heyday, was known as a very innovative company. Be it in engineering or design, it could be counted on to provide the...
Classic Machines Contractor Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Wabco 252 scraper

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As it transpired, the Wabco 252FT was the last in a long line of C-series Tournapulls, and was an excellent machine, but debuted at the...
Classic Machines Motor Graders

Classic Machines- The Caterpillar No.16 Motor Grader

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Sometimes bigger really is better, especially when it comes to construction equipment. Case in point, Caterpillar’s No.16 Motor Grader. By Richard Campbell Authors Note: Our...
Euclid

The Euclid SS-40 motor scraper

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The 1960s were the halcyon days of big motor scrapers. Most of the large equipment manufacturers had a machine in their sales catalogue with a...
Classic Machines Contractor Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-5

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Allis-Chalmers always had a good reputation for making reliable and versatile track type tractors, but its new HD-5 introduced in 1946 exceeded all expectations. By...
International-Harvester Scrapers

Classic Machines: The International 295 PayScraper revisited

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A big ‘heavy hitter’ from International-Harvester, the 295 had quite a measure of success during its production life, even making the transition into a ‘B’...
Contractor Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Austin-Western

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Classic Machines

Earthmoving equipment as an art form

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This month we’re doing something a little out of the ordinary. The 30s, 40s and 1950s were the zenith of stylish industrial design and class....
Contractor Elevating scraper Fiat-Allis

The Fiat-Allis 161 Elevating Scraper

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