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1961 International 4300

Fine bit of kit this is! Hat tip to Ronnie James Diesel.

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Drott 2500 Rough Terrain Crane

Drott. That’s a fun name to say. Some of my earliest equipment memories include a Drott wheel loader operated by the Town of Dewitt. It was Detroit powered and as such could be heard more than a mile away. I … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Moline G1350

It has been awhile since we’ve had a good tractor post around here so how about this Minneapolis Moline G1350. Around these parts the M-M namesake was not as popular as John Deere, IH, and to a lesser extent Ford/Case/Oliver … Continue reading

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Northwest 80D Shovel

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Tools of the Sod

Their is a sod farm not too far from my home. They have many interesting pieces of vintage equipment hanging about including these two big guys. The Caterpillar dozer has a large blade at the rear that looks like a … Continue reading

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Lost and Found – John Deere 760 Scraper

I went searching for a pair of older Ford dump trucks the other day when I stumbled across this John Deere 760 (presumably) scraper. It is hanging out at a staging area for the paving of RT-5 through Canastota, NY. … Continue reading

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John Deere 5200

I spotted this old John Deere 5200 while on a sanity cruise the other day. I am unsure of the true vintage of the machine but it clearly has that old time look. Maybe the 70’s? I conducted a five … Continue reading

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Son of Walt

Well, my fascination with the Liebherr LR11000 mega crane towering over the Carrier Dome has cooled somewhat in the past month. Yes, I still stare at it during my drive to work and that probably won’t stop until I rear … Continue reading

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Hay Now

Oh boy. Can you feel it coming? That’s right…fall is around the corner. Pretty soon you’ll notice more of these old tractors popping up in your local farm fields. Luscious waves of green are steadily turning a light brown. Deep … Continue reading

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IHI Excavator

IHI????? That’s what I thought when I saw this machine a few weeks ago at a local ski center. At first I thought it might be the name of the company that operates this excavator but other markings indicated that … Continue reading

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