Tag : Euclid

Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Tractomotive

Charles Fairbairn
An exceptionally versatile tool, the wheel loader has found a use in all phases of construction as well as quarry and aggregate production, material recycling,
Classic Machines

Classic Machines: Birth of the Articulated Dump Truck

Charles Fairbairn
Developed to a greater potential during the late 1960s with the advent of all-wheel drive, the articulated dump track has actually been around for a
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Classic Machines: Euclid’s TS-32 motorscraper

Charles Fairbairn
Developed from the single-engined model TS-28 (which also spawned an experimental TS-28), the Euclid TS-32 was the largest twin-powered, open bowl motorscraper in the Euclid
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Classic Machines: The Terex 72-51 loader

Charles Fairbairn
Developed from the successful Euclid L-30 and 72-40, the Terex 72-51 was introduced in 1966 (originally as the Euclid 72-51). By Richard Campbell Euclid had
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Classic Machines: The International Harvester 270 PayScraper

Charles Fairbairn
Ten years ago, when I first wrote about the International 270 PayScraper (Contractor, September 2005), the article was heavily abridged to fit available publishing space. Also,
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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
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Classic Machines: Hancock’s elevating scraper pioneer

Charles Fairbairn
Many of the machines used in earthmoving today were born out of the need for a specific tool to carry out a local task. Necessity
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Classic Machines: The Le Tourneau-Westinghouse C-500 motor scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Earthmoving equipment manufacturers are constantly modifying and improving their machines to make them perform better. Some of these modifications are beneficial, others open to question, but
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Classic Machines: The Euclid TS-18 motorscraper

Charles Fairbairn
Although it had only a short production life, the Euclid TS-18 marks an important milestone in the history of Euclid’s twin engined scrapers.  The TS-18