Vintage heavy equipment

Vintage heavy equipment and the historic construction sites the machines helped build.

Bucyrus-Erie Model 120-B cable shovel

Pictured here, in 1941, is a Bucyrus-Erie Model 120-B cable shovel that is loading waste-rock backfill at the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, B.C. In...

1939 Caterpillar RD8 crawler tractor on logging duty

Pictured here, in 1939, is a Caterpillar RD8 crawler tractor on logging duty near Campbell River, Vancouver Island. The configuration of this RD8 features a...

1921 Marion Model 21 gas-powered shovel

Pictured here, in 1921, is a Marion Model 21 gasoline-powered shovel that is trenching on a water main. Since backhoe (pull-shovel) attachments were in...

1930s Champion Portable Crushing Plant

By HCEA Canada Pictured here, in the early 1930s, is a Champion portable crushing plant loaded onto a flat railcar in Goderich, Ontario. Bound for...

Caterpillar D4 with an overshot attachment

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in the 1950s is a Caterpillar D4 crawler tractor equipped with an overhead (overshot) loader attachment. This rather cumbersome attachment was...

The last remaining Marion model 362

By HCEA Canada Pictured here is the last remaining Marion model 362 stripping shovel on display near Forestburg, Alberta in 2010.  One of 47 units built,...

Caterpillar Sixty pulling Euclid scrapers

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in the early 1930s are three Euclid scrapers in action. Pulled by a Caterpillar Sixty crawler tractor, these 1 cubic-metre capacity units...

International TD 18 crawler tractor

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in the mid-1940s is an International TD 18 crawler tractor hauling more than 20 sleighs of pulp wood for the...