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Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 623 series scrapers

Charles Fairbairn
In 1972, Caterpillar was faced with a problem. To remain competitive it needed to upgrade its existing J621 elevating scraper, which was itself an upgrade
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: International 295 Payscraper

Charles Fairbairn
Entering the market in the early 1960s, International’s technically advanced 295 Payscraper replaced the 2T-75. The machine underwent an extensive redesign in the late ‘60s,
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The International TD-24 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
As soon as material constraints were removed prior to the end of WW2 the major earthmoving machinery companies set about designing new equipment to cater
Classic Machines Scrapers

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 Wabco 333 elevating scraper

Charles Fairbairn
To date, the largest elevating scraper ever to work in New Zealand, and certainly the most powerful, the Wabco 333FT could trace it’s family tree
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-20 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
In production for just three years, the HD-20 was the stepping stone between the powerful HD-19 and the very successful HD-21. RICHARD CAMPBELL delves into
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: the International-Harvester TD25 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Following on from its very successful model TD24, International Harvester introduced its successor, the TD25 in 1959. Rather than being a scaled up version of the TD24,