Tag : LeTourneau

Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers TS-460 motor scraper

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Allis-Chalmers was always an innovator when it came to construction equipment although not all of its products were instant successes, its TS-460 motor scraper being...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Caterpillar’s DW21 scraper revisited

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Born of necessity, the Caterpillar DW21, the great granddaddy of all Caterpillar 2-axle scrapers, went on to become a very successful scraper for Cat and...
Wabco

The Wabco 229 Series – End of a long lineage

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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...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: RG Le Tourneau’s L-series Pacemaker

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Le Tourneau was a visionary machine designer. His innovative electric wheel, developed for the L-series Pacemaker motorscraper, is now used in most mining trucks. Only...
LeTourneau

LeTourneau’s Model D Tournapull

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The Le Tourneau-Westinghouse D Tournapull was one innovative machine, says Richard Campbell. Descended from the original Le Tourneau ‘D’ Pull which dated back to 1946 and...
Caterpillar D8

The Caterpillar D8 dozer

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A true classic tractor in every sense of the word, the Caterpillar D8  has been around in various forms since 1935.   BY RICHARD CAMPBELL This...
Allis-Chalmers

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-19 tractor

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 Allis-Chalmers was the first heavy machinery builder to enter the big track-type tractor development race immediately following World War II. Richard Campbell looks at its...
LeTourneau

LeTourneau’s LW12 Tournatractor

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LeTourneau was first off the blocks with a wheeled bulldozer, a roadable and manoeuvrable machine suited to many earthmoving jobs. Here we take a closer...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Wooldridge’s scraper range

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Wooldridge is not a name many of our readers will be familiar with and yet it was an important evolutionary branch of the motor scraper...
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: LaPlant-Choate

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LaPlant-Choate is not a well-known name in New Zealand. In fact if you mentioned it to a contractor today he would probably give you a very...