Category : Scrapers

Classic Machines 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’...
Classic Machines Scrapers

A Duplicitous Pair – The Michigan 110-9 & Hancock 192

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The subject(s) of this months article occupy a fairly unique niche in the history of elevating scrapers as they are both one and the same...
Classic Machines Scrapers

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...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Michigan 110-15 scraper

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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

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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...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International-Harvester’s 495 PayScraper

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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...