Category : Scrapers

Classic Machines Scrapers

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Charles Fairbairn
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
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Euclid’s 16TDT twin powered scraper

Contractor Magazine
One of Euclid’s earliest twin powered scrapers, the Euclid 16TDT was a progressive development of that Company’s experiments with tandem powered earthmovers and it created
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Caterpillar 615 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Filling a hole in the (then) lineup of Caterpillar elevating scrapers, the Caterpillar model 615 was a great little machine with some features unique to
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Michigan 110-15 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Clark-Michigan is a name more commonly known to New Zealand contractors for their range of wheel loaders rather than motor scrapers. However the Michigan range
Classic Machines Contractor Scrapers

Classic Machines: LeTourneau’s Model A Tournapull

Charles Fairbairn
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
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International-Harvester’s 495 PayScraper

Charles Fairbairn
A large brute of a motor scraper, the International-Harvester model 495 was the only three-axle, open bowl scraper ever offered by the Company and it
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 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,