Category : Classic Machines

Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Carco

Charles Fairbairn
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
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-19 revisited

Charles Fairbairn
Allis-Chalmers led the charge for a bigger, higher horsepower track type tractor following World War Two. The resulting model HD-19 was a breakthrough in many
Contractor Scrapers

Evolution of the Single Axle Scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Grand-daddy of all the scrapers (apart from the horse-drawn, wheel-less Fresno type), the single axle scraper has a niche in the history of earthmoving and
Classic Machines Contractor Forgotten companies

Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

Charles Fairbairn
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,
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: Caterpillar’s D7 tractor -‘the early years’

Charles Fairbairn
The iconic Caterpillar D7 has been in continuous production in various versions since 1935. They have fought in three major conflicts – WWII, Korea &
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

Charles Fairbairn
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
Classic Machines Scrapers

A more modern look at the Allis-Chalmers TS-200 motorscraper

Gill Prentice
Although it was not an original Allis-Chalmers design, the model TS-200 motorscraper paved the way for a far more successful machine in Allis’ product line,
Classic Machines

Classic Machines: the LeTourneau Tournacranes

Charles Fairbairn
While a great many of LeTourneau’s inventions were designed for earthmoving purposes, some of his creations had very practical applications elsewhere. By RICHARD CAMPBELL There