HCEA Canada hosts Wheels & Tracks in Motion

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"A man, a Cat and his dog on a Sunday afternoon." A 1930s Caterpillar Model 30 crawler tractor owned and restored by HCEA Canada Director Paul Levitt of Carrying Place, Ontario.

Dozens of pieces of historical construction equipment came out of retirement on June 9 and 10 for Wheels and Tracks in Motion, hosted by HCEA Canada.

The Historical Construction Equipment Association Canada (HCEA Canada) event welcomed about 1,800 people to the Simcoe County Museum in Minesing, Ont. throughout the two-day demo.

The event is one of the largest displays of working historical construction equipment in Canada.

The museum grounds and adjacent gravel pits hosted dozens of pieces of heritage equipment, including steam powered equipment, tractors, vintage road building, rock crushing, grading and hoisting machines.

The HCEA’s next public exhibit returns in the fall with the Last Blast at the museum on Oct. 13. Until then, here’s a collection of photos from the weekend:


A1950s International TD6 crawler tractor equipped with a hydraulic blade. The machine is owned and restored by John Hoover of New Lowell, Ont.


From left, Allis Chalmers HD 16 crawler tractor with a rare inside mount blade, owned by James Dick Construction; a 1950s Caterpillar D7-17A Series Dozer, which is part of the HCEA Canada fleet. Operated by Doug Bowman from Hillsdale, Ont; and a 1950s Caterpillar D7-17A Series dozer owned and operated by Art Van Camp of Port Perry, Ont.


A Euclid R-22 rear dump truck, owned by James Dick Construction, being loaded by a 1960s era International 175B crawler loader, owned by Davis Construction with Doug Davis operating.

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A 1930s Caterpillar 10 crawler tractor restored and operated by Gord Miller.

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A 1950s LeTourneau Westinghouse Model D scraper owned by Bob and Doug Davis.
Operated by Ron Clarkson of Caledon, Ont.

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Made in Montreal, HCEA Canada’s 1939 Dominion shovel on clam duty. Operated by Jim Huntington of Waubaushene, Ont.

hcea canadaA 1920s Buffalo Springfield steam roller owned by the Simcoe County Museum with HCEA Canada member Ed Helmich on the controls.

hcea canada equipment A 1966 International VF 190 tandem owned and restored by Ross Davidson of Wiarton, Ont.

hcea construction equipmentA International Farmall tractor/loader operated by Fred Herman feeds a John Hoovers 1922 Acme belt-driven rock crusher with Reg Johnston operating.

The 1923 Erie B steam shovel owned by the Simcoe County Museum with James Hoover operating.

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