Here are 13 vintage heavy equipment photos from HCEA Canada’s collection

HCEA Canada’s annual Wheels & Tracks in Motion event recently returned to the Simcoe County Museum.

Each year in June, more than 60 pieces of historical construction equipment come out of retirement, as the Historical Construction Equipment Association Canada (HCEA Canada) invites the public to view its collection of restored machines.

The HCEA’s next public exhibit returns to the museum in the fall with the Last Blast at the museum on Oct. 19.

HCEA Canada Cletrac

The Cletrac (Cleveland Tractor Co.) Model W, rated at 15 hp, was introduced in 1919 and is shown here pulling a tumblebug scraper.

John Deere scraper

A John Deere Model 820 elevating scraper.

road grader

A 1929 Adams #10 grader that was originally bought by Towland Construction of London, Ontario. Powered by a 10-20 McCormick-Deering 4-cylinder gas engine it took HCEA Canada members several hundred volunteer hours to get it into working order. 

HCEA Caterpillar D7

HCEA Canada member Art Van Camp operates his 1950s Caterpillar D7 dozer.

International dozer

A 1950s era International TD9 crawler tractor equipped with a Heil double drum winch handling a LeTourneau Model X pull scraper of the same era. Restored by the late Don Shiell and shown here with James Dick at the controls.

Caterpillar D7

The HCEA Canada owned 1940s Caterpillar D7 with a Cat Model 60 scraper.

Drott hydraulic excavator

A 1970s era Drott hydraulic excavator, rated at 1 cubic yard capacity, and powered by 4-71 Detroit diesel engine feeds pit run gravel into the 1930s Sandy crusher that was built in Goderich, Ontario.

Case model 310

A 1960s era Case Model 310 crawler tractor with blade attachment and gas powered. Owned and restored by Bruce and Steve Blacktopp of Zephyr Peat Moss Ltd. in Mt. Albert, Ontario.

HCEA Canada Caterpillat #10 auto patrol grader

A 1930s era Caterpillar #10 Auto Patrol Grader powered with a 4 cylinder diesel engine. HCEA Canada’s John Hoover is shown here making adjustments to the 2-cylinder gas starting engine commonly call a ‘pup motor.’

HCEA Canada vintage construction equipment

A 1950s International TD6 crawler tractor equipped with a hydraulic blade. The machine is owned and restored by John Hoover of New Lowell, Ont.

HCEA Canada Mccormick-deering

A 1930s era International T20 TracTracTor crawler powered by a McCormick Deering 4 cylinder gas engine. Restored by John Hoover and shown here with HCEA Canada’s Stuart France operating.

HCEA Canada heavy equipment

The 1923 Erie B steam shovel owned by the Simcoe County Museum.

HCEA Canada

A 1929 Wilford ¾ swing shovel.

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