Tag : Caterpillar

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...
Clark-Michigan

The Clark-Michigan 180 Wheel Dozer

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In some countries, particularly New Zealand, wheel dozers are an under-appreciated item of machinery. The wheeled bulldozer is actually an extremely versatile piece of equipment...
Allis-Chalmers Contractor Loaders

Classic Machines: 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 Contractor Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Wabco 252 scraper

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As it transpired, the Wabco 252FT was the last in a long line of C-series Tournapulls, and was an excellent machine, but debuted at the...
Clark-Michigan Elevating scraper

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!...
Classic Machines Contractor Off-Highway Trucks

Classic Machines: The Wabco 35 Haulpak

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While somewhat better known for its range of scrapers, LeTourneau-Westinghouse (later Wabco) sought to diversify and expand its product range in the late 1950s. The...
Classic Machines Contractor Scrapers

Classic Machines: LeTourneau’s Model A Tournapull

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R.G LeTourneau conceived the idea of the self-propelled motor scraper while recovering from a near-fatal auto accident.  He approached Caterpillar with the concept but they...
Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

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The Bucyrus-Erie Company was world famous for its range of face shovels, draglines, cranes and other mining and quarry equipment. However, it also made a...
Allis-Chalmers TS-200 scraper

A more modern look at the Allis-Chalmers TS-200 motorscraper

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Although it was not an original Allis-Chalmers design, the model TS-200 motorscraper paved the way for a far more successful machine in Allis’ product line,...
Classic Machines Wheel dozers

Classic Machines- The Clark-Michigan wheel dozers

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Michigan wheel dozers were well accepted by the earthmoving industry and found use in all manner of operations. Michigan was not the first manufacturer to...