50 years of history not trivial
As many of you know, Earthmover & Civil Contractor magazine will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary next year, from humble beginnings the magazine has grown to become the recognised voice of civil contracting in Australia and our Online Newswire we will be marking the occasion by taking a look at the earthmoving equipment of past generations ...
It won’t just be something to read, with some suitable photos to accompany the text. We will be posing questions in one week and giving our answers the next week, but we want your input on what you believe the answers to be.
Simply click on the 'Add Comment' link above the picture to give us your feedback. Let’s start the ball rolling with 2 questions.
(a) When was the first power excavator designed and built in Australia?
(b) Who designed the excavator?
(c) Has an example of this machine survived?
(a) Was a heated seat a feature of any 1920s powered grader built in Australia?
(b) How many wheels could an operator of a 1920s power grader control?
The answers will feature in next week’s newswire complete with historical images, but let’s hear what you think the answers could be. We have our own ideas of the answers but who knows: you might trump us with a better one!
We’ll also have a new question for you next week. From time to time we will also look for your input on current issues, particularly as they relate to the equipment that has succeeded the pioneering equipment covered with our questions.
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