An industry report on film from the Amphitheatre in Chicago, featuring thousands of new construction machines.
MC CRAWLER OFF FLAT CAR
LS CRAWLER OVER TIRES
CU MAN DROPPING TIRES
OH EARTH MOVER/FLAT CAR
CU FRONT ENGINE
CU REAR ENGINE
CU CLEANING TIRES
MC DOZER BLADE SIDE VIEW & FRONT VIEW
LS CRAWLER TRACTOR
MLS BLADE POSITIONED CRAWLER ON FLAT CAR
LS SURVEYOR AND CONSTRUCTION IN B.G.
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Background: An industry report on film from the Amphitheatre in Chicago, featuring thousands of new construction machines.
Among the giants: This Allis-Chalmers prototype of the world's largest crawler tractor built at Springfield, Illinois -- a two-engine behemoth that required special handling from the time it was prepared for shipment at the factory until it was unloaded at its destination.
Another giant of the construction industry is this earth mover built at Cedar Rapids.It has two engines -- one in the front and one in the back -- and can load and carry 40 yards of dirt at one time.
Other rubber tired equipment -- such as this pusher-dozer built at Deerfield, Illinois -- are important pieces of machinery for the contractors of today.
It took a lot of hard work, coupled with skill and know-how, to move big machines like these to the exhibit in Chicago.
But construction men know that massive machinery is needed to match the size of the big jobs ahead in our interstate highway system and other important projects.