Tag : Bucyrus-Erie

Classic Machines Contractor

Classic machines: The International-Harvester TD-24 revisited

Charles Fairbairn
The end of World War Two saw a massive increase in the demand for heavy equipment. Top of contractors’ wish lists were large, high horsepower,
Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Carco

Charles Fairbairn
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
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 Tractors

Classic Machines: The International-Harvester TD20 & TD20B tractors

Charles Fairbairn
By the end of the 1950s, International’s “jack of all trades” TD-18 was getting beyond further economical development. The TD-20 was the result. By Richard
Classic Machines Excavators

Classic Machines: Schield’s Bantam excavator

Charles Fairbairn
Tracing its roots back to brothers Vern and Wilbur Schield’s original prototype manufactured in 1946, the Bantam, or more properly the model C-35 cable excavator,
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The International TD-24 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
As soon as material constraints were removed prior to the end of WW2 the major earthmoving machinery companies set about designing new equipment to cater
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Wooldridge’s scraper range

Charles Fairbairn
Wooldridge is not a name many of our readers will be familiar with and yet it was an important evolutionary branch of the motor scraper