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Classic Machines

Earthfill Compaction – A Brief History

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Good compaction of fill is essential if you are to avoid subsidence. The Romans and Egyptians knew it and so did the so-called “primitive” tribes...
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...
Classic Machines Scrapers

The history of the towed scraper

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