Tag : Ministry of Works

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
Contractor Heritage NZ

Auckland International Airport: A work in progress

Charles Fairbairn
This article first appeared in Contractor‘s April issue. Auckland International Airport is currently undergoing extensive development and has plans for future expansion. RICHARD SILCOCK looks
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The International-Harvester 270 Payscraper

Charles Fairbairn
In 1963, International introduced the Harvester 270 Payscraper to replace the model 2T-75. Well liked by operators, and with a good power-to-weight ratio, it proved
Classic Machines

Classic Machines: Euclid’s SS-12 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
The SS-12 was one of Euclid’s first machines and the Ministry of Works imported 22 of them, putting them to work on various government projects
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The International Harvester 270 PayScraper

Charles Fairbairn
Ten years ago, when I first wrote about the International 270 PayScraper (Contractor, September 2005), the article was heavily abridged to fit available publishing space. Also,