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Horse Drawn and Steam Heavy Consturction Equipment

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Horse Drawn and Steam Heavy Consturction Equipment
Post by pokermind   » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:02 pm

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Horse Drawn Equipment

Well folks everybody is using Fresnos but there were more and better these come from a 1907 book here after referred to as Kerkman:

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First to get the dirt up a Grader,Ditcher, Loader:

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And wagons and carts to dump the dirt into:

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IMO much better than a Fresno Scraper. Are you a young person and wonder what a Fresno looks like? This a a page from here after referred to as Handlan-Buck:

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Fresno must be a local term My dad and the catalog call them Drag Scrapers, PS these are 1918 prices:

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Sorry about the angle but this is a very thick bound catalog and the scrapers are near the center.

Steam Powered Equipment

From Kirkman a railroad steam shovel:

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From Handlan-Buck two types of Steam Rollers:

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This should give an Idea of what was used around 1900.

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Re: Horse Drawn and Steam Heavy Consturction Equipment
Post by DDHvi   » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:40 pm

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pokermind wrote:Horse Drawn Equipment

Well folks everybody is using Fresnos but there were more and better these come from a 1907 book here after referred to as Kerkman:

This should give an Idea of what was used around 1900.

Poker Mind


In the late 50s we had a fresno on the ranch Dad was buying. We didn't need to move dirt often, but when a little needed to be moved, one person would man the fresno, the other a small Ford tractor. You had to be careful when dumping it, the handles would really flip over. Later we got a 3 point hitch design, it was smaller but no extra person was needed to operate it. Safer also :!:

BTW, if you read R.G. LeTourneau's biography, one year when he couldn't rent a scraper for his work, he used his welding skills to weld one together that was bigger and better. If you ever get a look at it, the bronze weld parts are courtesy of Mrs. LeTourneau's curtain rods - cash ran short. :D
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