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International scrapers built America

| Monday, March 31, 2014

International Harvester scraper in 1952.
from flickr user phil
International Harvester began making crawler tractors in 1929. The company purchased the Frank G. Hough Co. in 1952 and greatly expanded its offerings in the construction category. Heavy-duty and often over-sized construction equipment was now part of the mix. This acquisition coincided with the country’s dramatic growth after World War II. The equipment was suited for the new construction of the highway system and suburbia. 

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