Tag : Downer & Co

Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: 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....
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-21 tractor

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Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines – The Euclid/Terex S-24 scraper

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Contractor Historical

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,...
Comment Contractor Historical

Paying respect to Arnold Downer’s legacy

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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...