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Heavy Equipment

Warner Swasey and the Gang

The equipment is long gone but the memories still remain. We return the Luber Homes auction of this past spring and look at some of the lesser know excavators by the name of Warner Swasey, Badger, and Insley.

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P&H 4100XPB

Oh you have an electric car? That’s cute. How about this electric rope monster, the P&H 4100XPB. All electric here, available in either AC or DC currents depending on your persuasion. Matt sends in this shot that a friend of … Continue reading

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Albach Diamant Mobile Chipper

As most tales begin this time of year on a dark and snowy night so shall this one. While passing over the Erie Canal just outside of Chittenango my headlights briefly fell upon the outline of a strange machine. I … Continue reading

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Moving Day

So I’m moving homes again…but this time it’s for good! Technically (the best kind of correct) I’ve already moved into my new place but it will be about another week before the internet follows me home so posts around here … Continue reading

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Wabco Motor Scraper

I’ve traveled by the former Luber Homes property more than a dozen times since the auction held back in May and it still makes me feel sad seeing just an empty yard but this video will help us remember what … Continue reading

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The Old Tractor

I’ve heard some rumors that sales of new farm tractors are flat while the market for older machines remains strong. In this modern age of electronics some manufacturers, John Deere specifically, have made it nearly impossible to perform “unauthorized” repairs … Continue reading

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Hylab 5

Almost two years ago the telecommunications giant Verizon decided to change their corporate logo. It’s been out for a while now on things like billing statements and service vans. You’ve probably become used to it by now if Verizon has … Continue reading

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Bucyrus Erie Hydrocrane

As you know I’m a daily visitor to the government surplus clearing house that is Auctions International. A few years back the Town of Tonawanda, NY was auctioning off a International Loadstar with a strange looking crane on the back. … Continue reading

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The Light of Day

Everyone likes a good barn find story but what about a mine find story? You’re looking at a Euclid R35 that has rarely seen the light of day. For decades this truck toiled inside Danby Quarry, the world’s largest underground … Continue reading

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Link Belt LS7400

Let us return to the Luber Homes auction held last month and marvel at the lump of steel that is this 1978 Link Belt LS-7400. As I understand this is one of the largest Link Belt machines of it’s era. … Continue reading

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