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Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Isaacson

Charles Fairbairn
Back in time when the track type tractor was still considered a new tool for earthmoving, there were dozens of companies offering attachments to outfit
Classic Machines Loaders

Classic Machines: Euclid’s R-15 dump truck

Charles Fairbairn
The backbone of the New Zealand Ministry of Works haul truck fleet on hydroelectric power projects from the 1940s into the mid 1970s, the ubiquitous
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: the Allis-Chalmers 562 motor scraper

Charles Fairbairn
There is an inherent fascination with large pieces of earthmoving equipment, no matter what function they perform and the rarer those pieces of equipment are,
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Classic Machines: Aveling-Barford’s grader

Charles Fairbairn
Aveling-Barford was formed in 1934 from the merger of two long established British companies – Aveling & Porter (est.1862) and Barford & Perkins (est. 1860).
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Wooldridge’s scraper range

Charles Fairbairn
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 Tractors

Classic Machines: Allis-Chalmers HD-41 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Having led the charge for larger, higher horsepower tractors following WWII, Allis-Chalmers once again was is the forefront of large tractor development when the model
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar D10 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
On its introduction in 1977, the Caterpillar D10 raised quite a few eyebrows: firstly because of its sheer size and secondly the odd configuration of the
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: GarWood

Charles Fairbairn
Some heavy haulage operators may be familiar with the name GarWood as a premier manufacturer of heavy duty towing winches used on transporter-equipped trucks. However, it may
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmer’s HD-14 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
The Allis-Chalmers HD-14 was introduced in 1939 and was broadly based on that company’s earlier and very successful Model L and LO gasoline powered crawlers.