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Also due to the outbreak, our 2020 International Convention & Old Equipment Exposition has been POSTPONED. Instead of this August, it will be held August 27-29, 2021, at the same location near Concordia, Kansas.  

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Excavating and Loading Equipment

This gallery of equipment images is designed to help you identify common types of mass excavating and loading equipment used in construction and mining, both past and present.

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Bucket loader: Barber-Greene 543. Invented in the 1910s, the bucket loader used an inclined bucket elevator and a discharge chute or conveyor to load trucks. Wheel loaders replaced them in the 1960s.

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