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Classic Machines Tractors

Featured Classic Machines: The Terex 82-20 crawler tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Smallest of all the production Terex track type tractors, the 82-20 was designed to expand Terex’s market share of the crawler tractor business and take
Contractor Scrapers

Evolution of the Single Axle Scraper

Charles Fairbairn
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 Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

Charles Fairbairn
The Bucyrus-Erie Company was world famous for it’s range of face shovels, draglines, cranes and other mining and quarry equipment. However, it also made a
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Isaacson

Charles Fairbairn
Back in time when the track type tractor was still considered a new tool for earthmoving, there were dozens of companies offering attachments to outfit
Contractor Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Eimco

Charles Fairbairn
Established in the 1880s, Eimco designed and built underground mining equipment. In a surprising move, it decided to go above ground and enter the track
Classic Machines Scrapers

The history of the towed scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Before the motor scraper there was the towed scraper – one of the first types of bulk earthmoving equipment to be invented.   RICHARD CAMPBELL looks
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: Euclid’s 82-40 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Development began on what was to become the 82-40 in 1964 following numerous requests from contractors for a machine a little larger and heavier than the
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-21 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Developed directly from their model HD-20 (introduced 1951), the HD-21 featured among other things, one of the diesel engines from the recently acquired Buda Engine
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: the International-Harvester TD25 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Following on from its very successful model TD24, International Harvester introduced its successor, the TD25 in 1959. Rather than being a scaled up version of the TD24,
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Terex 82-50 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
The first machine to wear the markings “82-50” appeared in 1967. It was an experimental version of Euclid’s existing model 82-40 track-type tractor powered with