Tag : Ministry of Works

Vickers

The VR180, Vigor & Vikon track type tractors

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There are three machines which seem to have acquired mystical status for fans of earthmoving equipment in New Zealand – The Euclid TC-12,  Euclid 16TDT,...
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International-Harvester’s 495 PayScraper

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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...
Caterpillar Motor Graders No.12 grader

Caterpillar’s No.12 motor grader

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What makes a classic motor grader? Looks, ability, ease of operation and longevity are all pertinent factors as are resale value if you’re looking to...
Contractor Heritage NZ

Auckland International Airport: A work in progress

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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...
Heritage NZ

Manapouri Muscle

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It was possibly the country’s greatest engineering feat, and certainly one of its most profound political milestones. HUGH DE LACY tells the story of the...
International-Harvester PayScrapers

The International-Harvester 270 Payscraper

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Euclid SS-12 scraper

Euclid’s SS-12 scraper

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Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The International Harvester 270 PayScraper

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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,...