Tag : International-Harvester

Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Caterpillar 615 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Filling a hole in the (then) lineup of Caterpillar elevating scrapers, the Caterpillar model 615 was a great little machine with some features unique to
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International-Harvester’s 495 PayScraper

Charles Fairbairn
A large brute of a motor scraper, the International-Harvester model 495 was the only three-axle, open bowl scraper ever offered by the Company and it
Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Carco

Charles Fairbairn
Many of the readership will identify the name Carco as being associated with logging winches and forestry equipment. However, Carco’s roots go much further back
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-19 revisited

Charles Fairbairn
Allis-Chalmers led the charge for a bigger, higher horsepower track type tractor following World War Two. The resulting model HD-19 was a breakthrough in many
Contractor Scrapers

Evolution of the Single Axle Scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Grand-daddy of all the scrapers (apart from the horse-drawn, wheel-less Fresno type), the single axle scraper has a niche in the history of earthmoving and
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

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
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International 2T-55 & 2T-75 PayScrapers

Charles Fairbairn
The late 1940s and early 1950s saw unprecedented growth in earthmoving projects worldwide with demand for new machinery at an all-time high. Some manufacturers were
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 639D elevating scraper

Charles Fairbairn
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 Tractors

Classic Machines: The International-Harvester TD20 & TD20B tractors

Charles Fairbairn
By the end of the 1950s, International’s “jack of all trades” TD-18 was getting beyond further economical development. The TD-20 was the result. By Richard
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Wabco 229 Series – End of a long lineage

Charles Fairbairn
In a successful attempt to keep up with the competition, Wabco finally incorporated full hydraulic controls into the Model C Tournapull. By Richard Campbell. Starting