Tag : Dresser Industries

Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 639D elevating scraper

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As in comedy, they say that timing is everything. Caterpillar introduced the model 639D just when the bottom was beginning to fall out of the...
Classic Machines Loaders

Classic Machines: The International 560 payloader

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The International model 560 Payloader represented one of the first of the new breed of wheel loaders in International Harvester’s product range and was introduced...
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: the International-Harvester TD25 tractor

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Following on from its very successful model TD24, International Harvester introduced its successor, the TD25 in 1959. Rather than being a scaled up version of the TD24,...
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Classic Machines: Motor graders of LeTourneau-Westinghouse

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Prior to its acquisition by Westinghouse Air Brake Co (WABCO), RG LeTourneau Inc, had tried unsuccessfully to design and develop a motor grader to complement...
Classic Machines

Forgotten companies – Hough

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Among the many people who invented iconic, useful and lasting pieces of earthmoving equipment was Frank G. Hough (pronounced “huff”), Richard Campbell explains. Frank Hough...