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|Horse Drawn and Steam Heavy Consturction Equipment|
|by pokermind » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:02 pm|
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:
First to get the dirt up a Grader,Ditcher, Loader:
And wagons and carts to dump the dirt into:
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:
Fresno must be a local term My dad and the catalog call them Drag Scrapers, PS these are 1918 prices:
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:
From Handlan-Buck two types of Steam Rollers:
This should give an Idea of what was used around 1900.
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|Re: Horse Drawn and Steam Heavy Consturction Equipment|
|by DDHvi » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:40 pm|
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.
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