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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 International TD-24 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
As soon as material constraints were removed prior to the end of WW2 the major earthmoving machinery companies set about designing new equipment to cater
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Classic Machines: Euclid’s TC-12 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Perhaps no other track type tractor has quite the aura of mystery, is spoken of in reverent terms or has had so much misinformation published
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Classic Machines: Caterpillar’s first D9 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
When released in 1955, the Caterpillar D9D was one of the world’s largest and heaviest track type tractors, only exceeded in size by the Euclid
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Classic Machines: Euclid’s 82-40 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Development began on what was to become the 82-40 in 1964 following numerous requests from contractors for a machine a little larger and heavier than the
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Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-20 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
In production for just three years, the HD-20 was the stepping stone between the powerful HD-19 and the very successful HD-21. RICHARD CAMPBELL delves into
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Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmer’s HD-14 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
The Allis-Chalmers HD-14 was introduced in 1939 and was broadly based on that company’s earlier and very successful Model L and LO gasoline powered crawlers.
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Classic Machines: The Terex 82-50 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
The first machine to wear the markings “82-50” appeared in 1967. It was an experimental version of Euclid’s existing model 82-40 track-type tractor powered with
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Classic Machines: The Oliver OC-18 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
In its heyday, the Oliver Corporation of Cleveland Ohio, USA was a well-respected company manufacturing agricultural tractors and implements. By Richard Campbell. Looking to expand
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Classic Machines: The Model D Tournapull

Charles Fairbairn
  During WWII the Army called for an “air transportable earthmover” and LeTourneau took up the challenge. THE FIRST LETOURNEAU Model D Tournapull with Model