Tag : Caterpillar

LeTourneau

LeTourneau’s LW12 Tournatractor

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LeTourneau was first off the blocks with a wheeled bulldozer, a roadable and manoeuvrable machine suited to many earthmoving jobs. Here we take a closer...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Caterpillar 631A scraper

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Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International Harvester’s 400 series scrapers

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Clark-Michigan

Classic Machines: Michigan’s Open Bowl Scrapers

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While Michigan scrapers had been around for quite a while, as a scraper brand it didn’t really make an impression in New Zealand until it...
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: LaPlant-Choate

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LaPlant-Choate is not a well-known name in New Zealand. In fact if you mentioned it to a contractor today he would probably give you a very...
Classic Machines Loaders

Classic Machines: The Terex 72-81 wheel loader

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Following on from the success of its smaller 72 series wheel loaders, Terex decided to take on the big boys with the 72-81. By Richard...
Contractor

The Allis-Chalmers 645 wheel loader

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Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The International Harvester 270 PayScraper

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Ten years ago, when I first wrote about the International 270 PayScraper (Contractor, September 2005), the article was heavily abridged to fit available publishing space. Also,...
Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies – Hough

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Classic Machines Tractors

Caterpillar’s Diesel Sixty: A landmark machine

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The Diesel Sixty marked a significant milestone in the development history of the track type tractor in that it was the first such diesel engined...