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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

Charles Fairbairn
A company far better known for its aircraft such as the legendary Jenny, Kittyhawk, Tomahawk and Helldiver, plus a very successful line of aircraft engines,
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
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The history of the towed scraper

Charles Fairbairn
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

Charles Fairbairn
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
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Mississippi Road Supply

Charles Fairbairn
Back in the November 2005 issue of Contractor we had brief look at the M.R.S Company (Mississippi Road Supply) of Flora, Mississippi, USA. I didn’t