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Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Isaacson

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Tractors

Classic Machines: Allis-Chalmers HD-41 tractor

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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

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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: 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...
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: GarWood

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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

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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....