Tag : Wooldridge

Classic Machines Contractor Forgotten companies

Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

Charles Fairbairn
A company far better known for its aircraft such as the legendary Jenny, Kittyhawk, Tomahawk and Helldiver, plus a very successful line of aircraft engines,
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 Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Isaacson

Charles Fairbairn
Back in time when the track type tractor was still considered a new tool for earthmoving, there were dozens of companies offering attachments to outfit
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Caterpillar’s DW21 scraper revisited

Charles Fairbairn
Born of necessity, the Caterpillar DW21, the great granddaddy of all Caterpillar 2-axle scrapers, went on to become a very successful scraper for Cat and
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Mississippi Road Supply Company (M.R.S)

Charles Fairbairn
Specialising in assembled machines, primarily for the US military, the Mississippi Road Supply Company (MRS) produced a range of motorscrapers including the monstrous Model 250,
Classic Machines Scrapers

The history of the towed scraper

Charles Fairbairn
Before the motor scraper there was the towed scraper – one of the first types of bulk earthmoving equipment to be invented.   RICHARD CAMPBELL looks
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: Wooldridge’s scraper range

Charles Fairbairn
Wooldridge is not a name many of our readers will be familiar with and yet it was an important evolutionary branch of the motor scraper
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: A landmark machine

Charles Fairbairn
The Diesel Sixty marked a significant milestone in the development history of the track type tractor in that it was the first such diesel engined