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Classic Machines Scrapers

Caterpillar’s Towed Scrapers

Charles Fairbairn
For over 30 years, Caterpillars towed scrapers were a mainstay of most contractors’ earthmoving fleets. As a one man tool, they could cut spread and
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers 260E scraper

Charles Fairbairn
The Allis-Chalmers 260E elevating scraper was one of the quartet of elevating scrapers which appeared in the mid 1960s to challenge LeTourneau-Westinghouse’s dominance in the
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 Scrapers

Classic Machines: International Harvester’s 400 series scrapers

Charles Fairbairn
An an entirely new design from International Harvester, the 400 series was based around a modular concept of construction and consisted of four machines –
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Michigan’s Open Bowl Scrapers

Charles Fairbairn
While Michigan scrapers had been around for quite a while, as a scraper brand it didn’t really make an impression in New Zealand until it