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Classic Machines

Classic Machines: the LeTourneau Tournacranes

Charles Fairbairn
While a great many of LeTourneau’s inventions were designed for earthmoving purposes, some of his creations had very practical applications elsewhere. By RICHARD CAMPBELL There
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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
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Classic Machines: The John Deere 762 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
John Deere was one of the pioneers of elevating scrapers in the USA. But what to do when your existing technology is out of date?
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Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 651 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
With the arrival here recently of two secondhand Cat 651Bs, the time is probably right to have a closer look at the largest two-axle, single-engined
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Classic Machines: The International Harvester 270 PayScraper

Charles Fairbairn
Ten years ago, when I first wrote about the International 270 PayScraper (Contractor, September 2005), the article was heavily abridged to fit available publishing space. Also,
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Classic Machines: The Le Tourneau-Westinghouse C-500 motor scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Earthmoving equipment manufacturers are constantly modifying and improving their machines to make them perform better. Some of these modifications are beneficial, others open to question, but