Category : Scrapers

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The Caterpillar 657 and 657B scrapers

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Creating quite a stir when it was first announced, the Caterpillar 657 has been the backbone of large capacity scraper fleets since 1962 and remains...
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The International-Harvester E200 scraper – A new look

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We last had an overview of the International Harvester E200 back in 2007, and a considerable amount of new information has come to hand since...
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The Caterpillar 619 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...
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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...
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The Euclid SS-40 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...
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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’...
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The Allis-Chalmers TS-260 scraper revisited

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Sometimes persistence really does pay off. Even more rewarding when it was someone else’s idea. Getting stuck in and ironing out the bugs can be...
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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Some ideas are brilliant but never seem to catch on, some are basically flawed from the start and others are the subject of nightmares and...
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The Caterpillar model 615 scraper

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LeTourneau’s Model A Tournapull

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R.G LeTourneau conceived the idea of the self-propelled motor scraper while recovering from a near-fatal auto accident.  He approached Caterpillar with the concept but they...