Category : Classic Machines

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Continuing the Legend – The D342 powered Caterpillar D8s

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Caption: New Zealand-based Caterpillar D8H-46A series of the Ministry of Works on a hydro project “somewhere in NZ”. This tractor is equipped with a cable-operated...
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Schield C-35 Bantam excavator

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Wanting a cheap and versatile cable-operated excavator capable of performing multiple tasks including backhoe, face shovel, dragline, crane or clamshell? Look no further than the...
Classic MachinesWooldridge

Wooldridge’s first motor scraper

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The name Wooldridge will not be familiar to many contractors here. However, it was the third manufacturer to offer a motor scraper, right up there...
Classic Machines

Early development of the ripper-it started with a ‘rooter’

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These days, most of us do not pay much attention to the ripper fitted to a dozer, loader or motor grader, but there is quite...
Classic Machines

The Caterpillar 633 elevating scraper

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The 1960s and 1970s were a very fertile time for machinery manufacturers with a worldwide boom in earthmoving projects, and the big manufacturers of the...