Tag : Earthmoving equipment

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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

Charles Fairbairn
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

Charles Fairbairn
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

Charles Fairbairn
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

Charles Fairbairn
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
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Euclid S-7 revisited

Charles Fairbairn
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
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: the Allis-Chalmers 562 motor scraper

Charles Fairbairn
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

Charles Fairbairn
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

Charles Fairbairn
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