Tag : track-type tractors

Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Euclid’s 16TDT twin powered scraper

Contractor Magazine
One of Euclid’s earliest twin powered scrapers, the Euclid 16TDT was a progressive development of that Company’s experiments with tandem powered earthmovers and it created
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: Caterpillar’s D7 tractor -‘the early years’

Charles Fairbairn
The iconic Caterpillar D7 has been in continuous production in various versions since 1935. They have fought in three major conflicts – WWII, Korea &
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

Charles Fairbairn
The Bucyrus-Erie Company was world famous for it’s range of face shovels, draglines, cranes and other mining and quarry equipment. However, it also made a
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 639D elevating scraper

Charles Fairbairn
As in comedy, they say that timing is everything. Caterpillar introduced the model 639D just when the bottom was beginning to fall out of the
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers HD-16 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Replacing the previous model HD-15 in the Allis-Chalmers line of track type tractors the HD-16 was introduced with much fanfare in 1955.   By Richard Campbell
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Euclid C-6 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Richard Campbell examines the early track-type tractors produced by Euclid before its name changed to Terex. Introduced by Euclid in 1959 after extensive field testing,
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar D10 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
On its introduction in 1977, the Caterpillar D10 raised quite a few eyebrows: firstly because of its sheer size and secondly the odd configuration of the