Tag : Motor-scraper

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Classic Machines: LeTourneau’s Model A Tournapull

Charles Fairbairn
R.G LeTourneau conceived the idea of the self-propelled motor scraper while recovering from a near-fatal auto accident.  He approached Caterpillar with the concept but they
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Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers TS-300 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
The TS-300 was not an original Allis-Chalmers designed machine. Following WWII, the LaPlant-Choate Manufacturing Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a long time builder of dozer
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The John Deere 5010 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
A direct development of Deere’s first elevating scraper, the model 840, the model 5010 incorporated many improvements over its predecessor. John Deere to many people
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Classic Machines: Euclid’s TS-14 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
One of the most successful scrapers of all time, the Euclid (later Terex) TS-14 is still in production over 50 years after it was first
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,