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Allis-ChalmersClassic Machines

The early Allis-Chalmers HD-16

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One of the most popular of all Allis-Chalmers’ track-type tractors, the D8-sized model HD-16, first appeared in 1955 following the discontinuation of the former model...
Classic MachinesWooldridge

Wooldridge’s first motor scraper

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The name Wooldridge will not be familiar to many contractors here. However, it was the third manufacturer to offer a motor scraper, right up there...
Classic Machines

Early development of the ripper-it started with a ‘rooter’

Contrafed PUblishing
These days, most of us do not pay much attention to the ripper fitted to a dozer, loader or motor grader, but there is quite...
Classic Machines

Earthfill Compaction – A Brief History

Contrafed PUblishing
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...
AtecoForgotten companies

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...

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...