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2018 convention, Le Sueur Pioneer Power Show, Le Sueur, Minnesota

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23 photo(s) Updated on: 01/28/2021
  • The Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association’s 1935 Allis-Chalmers L crawler and 1930 J. D. Adams motorized elevating grader await a call to duty that, sadly, never came due to rain.
  • The mud may have stymied the elevating grader, but Bill Deutch’s 1948 Cat D-6 with Trackson T-6 Traxcavator was able to handle it. The show equipment included all four models of T-series Traxcavators.
  • A 1936 International T-20 powers a T. L. Smith 8x10 inch jaw crusher and a Stover Manufacturing and Engine Company hammermill.
  • 1950 Bucyrus-Erie B-170 pull scraper. Bucyrus-Erie marketed its crawler tractor equipment through International Harvester, and I-H bought the line in 1953.
  • Corporate Member Link-Belt Construction Equipment was represented by this 1950 LS-85 shovel owned by Ferdie Wilkerson.
  • A 1953 Cat D-7, one of four D-7s at the show, owned by Gary Hansen gets some exercise.
  • The military equipment on hand included this rarity, a Holt 5-Ton Armored owned by Don Borneke.
  • Before developing its famous profile with the cab roof protruding above a low engine enclosure, Unit Crane & Shovel built full-revolving excavators with a much more conventional house design.
  • Ready for big-time earthmoving, the Euclid TC-12 is set to administer the big shove to the Cat 666 scraper. Unfortunately, the 666 suffered mechanical problems.
  • Another of the crawler loaders, this Magnatrack is one of two compact crawler loaders shown by Eric Bolduck.
  • the power parade included a good number of construction machines. This is a Cat R-4 owned by Robie Ferguson, pulling an unidentified LeTourneau Carryall owned by Ferdie Wilkerson.
  • From at least 1966 through 1970, Clark Equipment Company built the 700 loader/backhoe. It was part of Clark’s Industrial Truck Division through at least 1968, and in 1970 was rebranded as Michigan.
  • An Austin-Western wheel loader? This oddball appears to be a loader grafted onto a Pacer motor grader's rear end, with the grader's front axle supporting the loader.
  • We don’t see many transit mixers at our shows, so we’ll borrow one – a Challenge mixer on a Mack B-61 tandem truck – from the show parade.
  • There are two-horsepower drills, and then there are two horsepower drills! Round and round they go as this 1900 horse-powered drill, owned by Doug Pharr, makes some hole.
  • 1. Mark Cade’s 1930 Allis-Chalmers Monarch 75. The Monarch brand was carried over from A-C’s entry into the crawler tractor market in 1928 through acquisition of Monarch Tractors, Inc.
  • In the early and mid 1960s The Eimco Corporation of Salt Lake City produced rear-engine crawler tractors and loaders. This 1966 model 103, smallest of the line, is a former military machine.
  • This is the prototype for the famous Trackson cable Traxcavator that saw use on Cat tractors from D-2s through D-7s. It’s mounted on an International Harvester 30 Industrial TracTracTor.
  • Ferdie Wilkerson owns this outfit, a Hydra-Hoist 2MA6 vertical auger mounted on a Cat D-2.
  • This is older of two Cat Auto Patrols at the show, a 1933 No. 7 owned by Gary Strom. Issue 110 of Equipment Echoes told the story of Cat’s early motor graders.
  • International Harvester produced a small line of rigid-frame wheel loaders under its own name in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is the largest of the series, a model 3850.
  • A 1929 Sterling dump truck, owned by Joey Staricka, takes a break from the sand box to appear in the parade.
  • Don Bartholomew’s Cat D-4 and Athey overshot loader take a load of Minnesota mud. An overshot loader draws the bucket up and back over the engine and operator’s station, dumping to the rear.
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