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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 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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The Clark-Michigan 180 Wheel Dozer

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In some countries, particularly New Zealand, wheel dozers are an under-appreciated item of machinery. The wheeled bulldozer is actually an extremely versatile piece of equipment...
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LeTourneau’s Model A Tournapull

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R.G LeTourneau conceived the idea of the self-propelled motor scraper while recovering from a near-fatal auto accident.  He approached Caterpillar with the concept but they...
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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...