Tag : track-type tractors

Classic Machines Tractors

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

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The iconic Caterpillar D7 has been in continuous production in various versions since 1935. They have fought in three major conflicts – WWII, Korea &...
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Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

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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

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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

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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

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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,...