Caterpillar

  • The Buxton Boys Run, 2022

    The Buxton Boys Run, 2022

    Chris Graham on 24th November 2022

    David Reed reports on this year's Buxton Boys Run for classic commercials vehicles, with Les Wilson providing the photographs. 

  • Caterpillar’s first excavator

    Caterpillar’s first excavator

    Chris Graham on 16th November 2022

    The model 225 was Caterpillar’s first excavator, and was instrumental in the company becoming a world leader, as Keith Haddock explains.

  • Classic earth-movers in action!

    Classic earth-movers in action!

    Chris Graham on 31st May 2022

    Keith Haddock reports on the spectacular classic earth-movers working at the Historical Construction Equipment Association's convention. 

  • Gas turbine-powered commercials

    Gas turbine-powered commercials

    Chris Graham on 14th April 2022

    Ed Burrows takes a fascinating look at how truck manufacturers dabbled with gas turbine-powered commercials, starting back in the 1950s.

  • Cheffins sale dominated by Ford tractors

    Cheffins sale dominated by Ford tractors

    Chris Graham on 4th December 2021

    Peter Love reports from a recent Cheffins sale dominated by Ford tractors, held at the company's Sutton premises in Cambridgeshire.

  • Massey Ferguson record prices

    Massey Ferguson record prices

    Chris Graham on 2nd October 2021

    We report from one of the summer's best classic tractor sales at which more Massey Ferguson record prices were recorded.

  • 1976 Mack F700-Series truck

    1976 Mack F700-Series truck

    Chris Graham on 16th June 2021

    Bob Weir meets American truck enthusiast Frankie Wilson, from Scotland, and gets to grips with his impressive 1976 Mack F700-Series truck.

  • Classic tippers and dumpers

    Classic tippers and dumpers

    Chris Graham on 20th May 2021

    Mike Forbes presents photos from the Chris Hodge ‘Stilltime’ archive featuring classic tippers and dumpers in different quarry settings.

  • Caterpillar D9 cable dozer

    Caterpillar D9 cable dozer

    Chris Graham on 17th May 2021

    Sandstone Heritage Trust has a great collection of earth-moving equipment, with one of the highlights being a Caterpillar D9 cable dozer.

  • A fabulous Ford 3000!

    A fabulous Ford 3000!

    Chris Graham on 4th April 2021

    Now and then you come across a genuinely superb, restored tractor, as the late Alan Barnes did with Tom Mew’s fabulous Ford 3000.

  • The Oshkosh M1070 Series

    The Oshkosh M1070 Series

    Chris Graham on 12th February 2021

    Newly-published by Kelsey Publishing, the fifth in the Military Trucks Archive series spotlights the Oshkosh M1070 Series. The fifth edition in Kelsey Publishing’s popular Military Vehicles Archive bookazine series has just been published, with this edition focussing on the British…

  • Life-long John Deere enthusiast

    Life-long John Deere enthusiast

    Chris Graham on 30th December 2020

    Bob Weir meets Jimmy Orr, a life-long John Deere enthusiast with a collection that includes tractors from the 1920s to the ‘60s. Life-long John Deere enthusiast: A selection of John Deere machinery from Jimmy Orr’s superb collection of . Jimmy…

  • The Manitowoc story

    The Manitowoc story

    Chris Graham on 15th December 2020

    Keith Haddock concludes the Manitowoc story, explaining how it survived to become America’s No.1 crane builder. The Manitowoc story: This 6400 carries a 16-cubic-yard bucket on a 160-foot boom, and is seen at work uncovering anthracite in Pennsylvania. Having achieved…

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