Category : Scrapers

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...
Contractor Scrapers

Evolution of the Single Axle Scraper

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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,...