Tag : Earthmoving equipment

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Classic Machines: The LaPlant-Choate TS-300 motor scraper

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LaPlant-Choate’s TS-300 owes its origins to a design formulated prior to World War 2. The TS-300 was LaPlant-Choate’s first motor scraper and despite being taken...
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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

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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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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: RG Le Tourneau’s L-series Pacemaker

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Le Tourneau was a visionary machine designer. His innovative electric wheel, developed for the L-series Pacemaker motorscraper, is now used in most mining trucks. Only...
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Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers TS-300 scraper

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The TS-300 was not an original Allis-Chalmers designed machine. Following WWII, the LaPlant-Choate Manufacturing Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a long time builder of dozer...