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Heavy Equipment

John Deere 9400

I’ve spent some time wrestling with an old John Deere snow blower recently and with the amount of curses I have called out it will be a wonder if the company survives another day. I’m sure this beastly 9400 shares … Continue reading

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Koehring 266 Excavator

Check this out. It’s a Koehring 266 excavator for CSX. Do I win the monthly MOW equipment tourney for most odd ball piece of equipment? My best estimate for the age of this machine is at least 3o years which … Continue reading

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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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