Tag : Robert LeTourneau

Contractor Scrapers

Evolution of the Single Axle Scraper

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Grand-daddy of all the scrapers (apart from the horse-drawn, wheel-less Fresno type), the single axle scraper has a niche in the history of earthmoving and...
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...
LeTourneau

Classic Machines: LeTourneau’s Model C Tournatractor

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Always the innovative thinker when it came to earthmoving equipment, Robert LeTourneau came up with the idea of the Tournatractor in 1946. By RICHARD CAMPBELL...
Classic Machines Scrapers

The history of the towed scraper

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Before the motor scraper there was the towed scraper – one of the first types of bulk earthmoving equipment to be invented.   RICHARD CAMPBELL looks...