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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: Antique Equipment Comes to Life at HCEA Show
Watch restored machines from Cat, Allis-Chalmers, Shield Bantam, along with a 1918 steam tractor, a unique scoop shovel, an 1893 grader.
October 18, 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 antique 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
This 1958 Unit Cable Backhoe Still “Runs Good” After 7-Year Restoration
A vague post on an antique equipment website led Cliff Bridgford on a solo restoration journey.
August 26, 2021
Casey’s Rare Case: Teen Restores 1958 Terratrac 320 Dozer
Casey Havemann spent 600 hours restoring the vintage crawler tractor. Learn how and why he did it and watch a video of him operating it.
July 1, 2021
"Franken-Dozer" Lives! '85 Cat D9L Revived with Electronic "Heart"
These technicians re-created the beloved 36-year-old dozer with a 2004 scraper's electronic engine and D10R components. The result was better than expected.
May 6, 2021
95 Years Under Water: Rare, Long-Lost Steam Shovel Rescued to be Restored
An old steam shovel at the bottom of a Michigan lake since 1925 couldn't be rescued. Then a dam break in 2020 changed everything.
March 29, 2021
"Impossible" Quest Brings Home Family’s Century-Old Holt Caterpillar 10-Ton Tractor
Discover the history of a Holt Caterpillar 10-Ton tractor that was reunited with a Minnesota family after being auctioned off.
February 19, 2021
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Test Run of Komatsu’s -11 Excavators Equipped with iMC 2.0
Find out what it's like to run the models equipped with semi-automatic operation technology. Watch Bryan Furnace's test run on The Dirt.
Caterpillar Reveals its First Battery-Powered Mining Truck (Video)
Tough & Techy: Cat Launches New 41-Ton 340 Excavator
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