Tag : Earthmoving equipment

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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

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A company far better known for its aircraft such as the legendary Jenny, Kittyhawk, Tomahawk and Helldiver, plus a very successful line of aircraft engines,...
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Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

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The Bucyrus-Erie Company was world famous for it’s range of face shovels, draglines, cranes and other mining and quarry equipment. However, it also made a...
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Forgotten companies: Isaacson

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Back in time when the track type tractor was still considered a new tool for earthmoving, there were dozens of companies offering attachments to outfit...
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Forgotten companies: Eimco

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Established in the 1880s, Eimco designed and built underground mining equipment. In a surprising move, it decided to go above ground and enter the track...
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Classic Machines: The Euclid S-7 revisited

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Smallest of all of Euclid’s motor scrapers, the S-7 had an appetite for dirt nonetheless and was a good performer, serving its owners well. By...
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Classic Machines: the Allis-Chalmers 562 motor scraper

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There is an inherent fascination with large pieces of earthmoving equipment, no matter what function they perform and the rarer those pieces of equipment are,...
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Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-20 tractor

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In production for just three years, the HD-20 was the stepping stone between the powerful HD-19 and the very successful HD-21. RICHARD CAMPBELL delves into...
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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...