Tag : Downer & Co

Allis-ChalmersTS-360 scraper

The Allis-Chalmers TS-360 scraper

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Following its buy out of LaPlant-Choate in 1952, Allis-Chalmers proceeded to improve and enhance its products. One of the first machines to receive attention was...
Allis-ChalmersScrapersTS-260 motor scraper

The Allis-Chalmers TS-260 scraper revisited

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Sometimes persistence really does pay off. Even more rewarding when it was someone else’s idea. Getting stuck in and ironing out the bugs can be...
666 scraperCaterpillar

The Caterpillar 666 motor scraper

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Following requests from a number of our readers, this month’s featured machine is the Caterpillar 666, however, no 666s were ever imported into New Zealand....
Allis-ChalmersFirst GearHD-21 heavy tractorModel Collector

The Allis-Chalmers HD-21 tractor

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EuclidS-24 scraperScrapersTerex

The Euclid/Terex S-24 scraper

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ContractorHistorical

We shall not forget: the Kiwi pioneers and engineers on The Western Front

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Many Kiwi engineers and civil construction workers were the backbone of the New Zealand forces in WW1. They included such industry-making figures as Arnold Downer,...
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Paying respect to Arnold Downer’s legacy

Vijay Naidu
Of the handful of family names indelibly etched in the history of our civil contracting industry is Downer, founded by engineer Arnold Downer over 80...