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Equipment Identification: Miscellaneous | Historical Construction Equipment Association

Wheel trencher: 1985 Cleveland Trencher 400W. The word “wheel” refers to the shape of the digging assembly, which is lowered into the ground to excavate a trench.
Wheel trencher: 1985 Cleveland Trencher 400W. The word “wheel” refers to the shape of the digging assembly, which is lowered into the ground to excavate a trench. (JPEG Image, 35.7 KB)
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Pipelayer/sideboom: 1959 Caterpillar D7D crawler tractor with sideboom attachment. “Pipelayer” is used for a machine such as this that is purpose-built, rather than an attachment mounted on a tractor.
Pipelayer/sideboom: 1959 Caterpillar D7D crawler tractor with sideboom attachment. “Pipelayer” is used for a machine such as this that is purpose-built, rather than an attachment mounted on a tractor. (JPEG Image, 18.7 KB)
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Tunnel boring machine, or TBM: As the name suggests, these machines excavate tunnels by boring through the ground.
Tunnel boring machine, or TBM: As the name suggests, these machines excavate tunnels by boring through the ground. (JPEG Image, 35.23 KB)
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Directional drill: 1999 Vermeer D24X40. These machines are used for trenchless installation of underground utilities along a controlled bore path.
Directional drill: 1999 Vermeer D24X40. These machines are used for trenchless installation of underground utilities along a controlled bore path. (JPEG Image, 50.23 KB)
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Title:
Equipment Identification: Miscellaneous
Description:
This gallery of equipment images is designed to help you identify common types of miscellaneous construction, dredging and surface mining equipment, both past and present, by the terminology used in this database.
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