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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

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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,...
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Caterpillar’s Towed Scrapers

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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

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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: 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...
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Forgotten companies: Mississippi Road Supply

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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...