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Earthfill Compaction – A Brief History

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Good compaction of fill is essential if you are to avoid subsidence. The Romans and Egyptians knew it and so did the so-called “primitive” tribes...
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Forgotten companies: Ateco

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Once the number one go-to organization for tractor rippers and a myriad of other useful attachments, the American Tractor Equipment Corporation (ATECO) enjoyed major success...
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The Allis-Chalmers TS-360 scraper

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Following its buy out of LaPlant-Choate in 1952, Allis-Chalmers proceeded to improve and enhance its products. One of the first machines to receive attention was...
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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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Earthmoving equipment as an art form

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This month we’re doing something a little out of the ordinary. The 30s, 40s and 1950s were the zenith of stylish industrial design and class....
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The Allis-Chalmers TS-260 scraper revisited

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Sometimes persistence really does pay off. Even more rewarding when it was someone else’s idea. Getting stuck in and ironing out the bugs can be...
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Caterpillar’s Diesel Sixty: A landmark machine

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The Diesel Sixty marked a significant milestone in the development history of the track type tractor in that it was the first such diesel engined...