Collector Restores 1929 Cat Thirty Crawler Tractor Found in Texas Field
A friend saw the old Caterpillar, but the owner didn't want to sell. Tom Pfeiffer held onto the photograph and eventually got his Thirty.
June 29, 2023
A Collector’s 1951 Mead “Mighty Mouse” Dozer and Other Rare Finds
Along with the "Baby Dozer," Robert Dahs of Ohio has restored a 1930 Galion motor roller and a 1955 Duo-Pactor.
May 26, 2023
Extremely Rare Thew "Scoop Shovel" Found on Facebook (Video)
George Marsh had never seen the attachment before and neither had other historical equipment collectors. Watch it in action.
April 26, 2023
Saving Case's 1972 Marine Corps 1150 Track Loader (Video)
Jim Carter has preserved a piece of military history with his MC1150. Watch it in action here.
March 9, 2023
Firing Up "The Boss" – 1918 Russell Steam Tractor Wows the Crowds (Video)
"The Boss" has been restored and demonstrates its abilities at historical equipment shows. Watch how it's started and what it can do.
February 6, 2023
In Praise of the Rare: Top 5 Vintage-Equipment Stories of 2022
Rare Cat, Deere and other vintage finds made the list – including "Big Roy," the largest dozer of his day.
December 28, 2022
Rare Kubotas – 1979 KH-10 Excavator, Other Gems Found and Restored
Lance Taylor has many stories to tell about the odd places he found Kubota's first models and how they were restored to mint condition.
November 22, 2022
Loud and Proud – Restoring a 1980s Terex D700A Dozer (Video)
Tim Davis searched for years to find the dozer of his childhood, with its green paint and noisy Detroit Diesel. He just finished five years restoring it.
October 25, 2022
Video: Oldest Link-Belt Crane, 1918 Steam Tractor Lead Rock Crushing Demo
"Big Bertha" and "The Boss" head up the procession with vintage crusher, loader and hauler at historical equipment show.
October 12, 2022
Finding a 1940 Cat D6 with Wood Cab and Other Rare Specimens
The D6 has been beautifully restored, one of multiple vintage rarities Shay Stutsman of Colorado has found to preserve.
September 7, 2022
Saving “Big Roy”: The World’s Largest Dozer in 1972 (Video)
This 1972 Allis-Chalmers HD-41 was saved from the scrap heap and now delights audiences. Check out video of Big Roy in action.
July 25, 2022
Restoring Grandfather’s WWII Era Ingersoll-Rand Air Compressor
Mark Dotts spent seven months getting the 1943 Model D-60 working. Find out how and why he did it, and watch a video of him running it.
June 28, 2022
"Antique Crane Trifecta": Collector Lands All 3 Cable Bantam Versions
Garret Wilson now has three antique Bantams – truck-mounted, crawler and, his latest, a wagon crane.
May 9, 2022
Remembering a Time Before Hydraulics with 1961 American 399-BC Crawler Cranes
Friction cranes have been a part of his life for 60 years, including two he restored and runs on his farm.
April 6, 2022
1958 Deere Model 440 Backhoe Comes Back to Dealer 60 Years Later
A West Side Tractor field technician found this old tractor on a farm. Turns out, it was a trade-in at the dealership from the early 1960s.
February 24, 2022
Caterpillar’s Rare 1929 Expo Fifteen Found on Craigslist
Matt Veerkamp made Caterpillar history when he found the company's first model Twenty. Lightning struck again when he found this unique 1929 Fifteen.
January 12, 2022
Preserving the Past: Top 5 Antique Equipment Stories of 2021
A steam shovel rescued after 95 years under water...A teen finds and restores a rare dozer...These stories and more made the top-5 list.
December 29, 2021
Almost Famous: This “Like New” 1956 Cat D6 Dozer Gets a Shot at the Movies
With only 900 hours on it and all original parts, this rare find catches a movie director's eye and leads the owner on a long, strange trip.
October 27, 2021
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