Category : Classic Machines

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...
Classic Machines

A new beginning – the Terex articulated dump truck

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Terex (formerly Euclid), was one of the major suppliers of heavy earthmoving equipment in the USA and had been founded in 1909. It manufactured tough...
Classic Machines

Equipment Controls – the cable era

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caption: Another very popular LeTourneau PCU was the front mounted Model AN8, seen here fitted to a reasonably new Caterpillar D8-1H series. The tractor also has a...
Euclid

The Euclid C-6/Terex 82-30 revisited

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This month we will have a re-look at a very iconic bulldozer, the Euclid C-6/82-30, a machine intended to take on Caterpillar, International-Harvester and Allis-Chalmers...
Classic MachinesEuclid

A new look at the Euclid/Terex S-24

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It is a great thing when an equipment manufacturer ‘gets it right’. The Euclid (later Terex) S-24 motor scraper is an excellent case in point....