Tag : Allis-Chalmers

941 Traxcavator Caterpillar Loaders Track type

The Caterpillar 941 Traxcavator

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There is an old adage that says “If it looks right, it probably is right”, and that appellation most certainly describes the Caterpillar 941 Traxcavator....
Forgotten companies LaPlant-Choate

The LaPlant-Choate TS-300 motor scraper

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LaPlant-Choate’s TS-300 owes its origins to a design formulated prior to World War 2. The TS-300 was LaPlant-Choate’s first motor scraper and despite being taken...
Vickers

The VR180, Vigor & Vikon track type tractors

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There are three machines which seem to have acquired mystical status for fans of earthmoving equipment in New Zealand – The Euclid TC-12,  Euclid 16TDT,...
12G Loader Allis-Chalmers Loaders

The Allis-Chalmers 12G loader

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Allis-Chalmers, in its heyday, was known as a very innovative company. Be it in engineering or design, it could be counted on to provide the...
Classic Machines

Earthmoving equipment as an art form

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This month we’re doing something a little out of the ordinary. The 30s, 40s and 1950s were the zenith of stylish industrial design and class....
161 scraper Elevating scraper Fiat-Allis

The Fiat-Allis 161 Elevating Scraper

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110-9 scraper 192 scraper Clark-Michigan Elevating scraper Hancock

The Michigan 110-9 & Hancock 192 elevating scrapers

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The subject(s) of this month’s article occupy a unique niche in the history of elevating scrapers as they are both one and the same machine!...
Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Carco

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Many of the readership will identify the name Carco as being associated with logging winches and forestry equipment. However, Carco’s roots go much further back...
Allis-Chalmers HD-19 heavy tractor Tractors

The Allis-Chalmers HD-19 revisited

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Allis-Chalmers led the charge for a bigger, higher horsepower track type tractor following World War Two. The resulting model HD-19 was a breakthrough in many...