Tag : towed scrapers

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Forgotten companies: Ateco

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Once the number one go-to organization for tractor rippers and a myriad of other useful attachments, the American Tractor Equipment Corporation (ATECO) enjoyed major success...
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The LaPlant-Choate TS-300 motor scraper

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LaPlant-Choate’s TS-300 owes its origins to a design formulated prior to World War 2. The TS-300 was LaPlant-Choate’s first motor scraper and despite being taken...
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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

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Allis-Chalmers TS-200 scraper

A more modern look at the Allis-Chalmers TS-200 motorscraper

Gill Prentice
Although it was not an original Allis-Chalmers design, the model TS-200 motorscraper paved the way for a far more successful machine in Allis’ product line,...
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Caterpillar’s Towed Scrapers

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For over 30 years, Caterpillar’s towed scrapers were a mainstay of most contractors’ earthmoving fleets. As a one man tool, they could cut spread and...
Euclid Scrapers

The Euclid S-7 scraper

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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...
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Classic Machines: Wooldridge’s scraper range

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Wooldridge is not a name many of our readers will be familiar with and yet it was an important evolutionary branch of the motor scraper...
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Forgotten companies: Heil

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Heil, whose head office and main production plant was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, was at one stage on the ‘cutting edge’ of earthmoving technology when...
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Forgotten companies: LaPlant-Choate

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LaPlant-Choate is not a well-known name in New Zealand. In fact if you mentioned it to a contractor today he would probably give you a very...