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Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Vickers VR180 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
As a result of their experience manufacturing tanks during WWII, Vickers-Armstrong of Newcastle, England decided to build a track-type tractor to take on the Americans.  
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Euclid C-6 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Richard Campbell examines the early track-type tractors produced by Euclid before its name changed to Terex. Introduced by Euclid in 1959 after extensive field testing,
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
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).