Category Archives: Youtube Finds

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2001 An Oshkosh Odyssey

They say that classical music is good for the mind, body and soul. So what happens when you combine classical music with Oshkosh stock footage? Watch this video and find out.

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The Color of Danger

My how I do love these vintage training films. In the same vein as the classic Shake Hands With Danger and The Roll of Drums welcome to the training family The Color of Danger. While not as large as a dozer … Continue reading

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A Community Problem

Some days I yearn for a simpler time. A time when the local town dump was nothing more than a smoldering, uncovered, rodent infested pile of refuse on the edge town. Back in these days pigs would eat our garbage and … Continue reading

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Johnny on the Spot – The International Payhauler

Construction of the Glenn Canon Dam took place from 1955 to 1966 and according to this film was built entirely with International Harvest trucks and construction equipment. A wise call. In the video below you’ll pretty much every vehicle offered … Continue reading

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The Real Stars of Hollywood

Many consider the Golden Age of Hollywood to have taken place near the end of the silent era of films and continuing through to the early 1960’s. During this period of time some of the greatest actors and movies of … Continue reading

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Allis Chalmers M100 Graders

Here’s important news from one of the world’s foremost producers of quality construction machinery. I want one now, it seems like the perfect machine.

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Rat Rods Big Rig Style

Among the classic car and truck community the issue of rat rods is something of sore spot. Some hold the opinion that surviving vehicles should be restored or at the very least left alone. Others hold the belief that many … Continue reading

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Construction of the Coquihalla

Never before in the history of North American road building has a project pressed so hard at the limits of human organization. That’s a heavy sentence right there but one taken directly from the 1986 documentary of the construction of … Continue reading

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A Big Job

You might think the film below is about the construction of the Garrison Dam in North Dakota. You might even think the film is about the power of the machines, like the Siamese twin bulldozer with 20 foot wide blade, … Continue reading

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Rapid Paths of Progress

Fresh on the heels of the HD11G coverage from the other day comes this 1950’s Allis Chalmers crawler tractor promotional film. There is some great footage contained within regarding the construction of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, The … Continue reading

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