Tag : wheel loaders

Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic machines: The Michigan 110-15 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Clark-Michigan is a name more commonly known to New Zealand contractors for their range of wheel loaders rather than motor scrapers. However the Michigan range
Classic Machines Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Tractomotive

Charles Fairbairn
An exceptionally versatile tool, the wheel loader has found a use in all phases of construction as well as quarry and aggregate production, material recycling,
Classic Machines Loaders

Classic Machines: The Hewco LD3 Scoopmobile

Charles Fairbairn
This rather interesting piece of machinery can trace it’s origins through three decades and three countries: the USA, Australia and New Zealand.   By Richard Campbell
Classic Machines Loaders

Classic Machines: The Allis-Chalmers 645 wheel loader

Vijay Naidu
Notable as Allis-Chambers’ most successful wheel loader, 1000 645s were purchased by the US Military in the mid-1960s and were their standard medium wheel loader
Classic Machines

Forgotten companies – Hough

Charles Fairbairn
Among the many people who invented iconic, useful and lasting pieces of earthmoving equipment was Frank G. Hough (pronounced “huff”), Richard Campbell explains. Frank Hough