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Lifting From the Past – Cranes From the Ike Years

Mon August 03, 2020 - National Edition
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Construction Equipment Guide looks back at cranes from the 1950s.

This story also appears on Crane Equipment Guide.

The most prominent crane is an American Hoist & Derrick whirley working on the Whitney Dam on the Brazos River in Texas, circa 1950.
(AH&D Catalog 400-R-2 — HCEA photo)
The most prominent crane is an American Hoist & Derrick whirley working on the Whitney Dam on the Brazos River in Texas, circa 1950. (AH&D Catalog 400-R-2 — HCEA photo)

P & H 1015 110-ton crawler crane — 1959
(P & H X-265 — HCEA photo)
P & H 1015 110-ton crawler crane — 1959 (P & H X-265 — HCEA photo)

American Hoist & Derrick locomotive crane with magnet — 1950
(AH&D Catalog 600-L-5 — HCEA photo)
American Hoist & Derrick locomotive crane with magnet — 1950 (AH&D Catalog 600-L-5 — HCEA photo)

American Hoist & Derrick 375  25-ton truck crane — 1953
(AH&D Catalog 700-G-22A — HCEA photo)
American Hoist & Derrick 375 25-ton truck crane — 1953 (AH&D Catalog 700-G-22A — HCEA photo)

R. G. LeTourneau D Roadster Tournapull with EC-7 Tournacrane — 1951
(LeTourneau Form No C-651 — HCEA photo)
R. G. LeTourneau D Roadster Tournapull with EC-7 Tournacrane — 1951 (LeTourneau Form No C-651 — HCEA photo)

An American Hoist & Derrick pedestal-mounted whirley is clamming aggregates from a barge in 1951.
(AH&D Catalog GC-2  — HCEA photo)
An American Hoist & Derrick pedestal-mounted whirley is clamming aggregates from a barge in 1951. (AH&D Catalog GC-2 — HCEA photo)

Lima 34 Paymaster crawler crane with 75-ft. boom — 1955
(Lima Bulletin No. 034-G  — HCEA photo)
Lima 34 Paymaster crawler crane with 75-ft. boom — 1955 (Lima Bulletin No. 034-G — HCEA photo)

Link-Belt Speeder HC-108A 40-ton Zephyrcrane truck crane — 1958
(Link Belt Book 2769 — HCEA photo)
Link-Belt Speeder HC-108A 40-ton Zephyrcrane truck crane — 1958 (Link Belt Book 2769 — HCEA photo)

(Northwest 6 brochure pages 6 and 7 — HCEA photo)
(Northwest 6 brochure pages 6 and 7 — HCEA photo)

(Northwest 6 brochure pages 6 and 7 — HCEA photo)
(Northwest 6 brochure pages 6 and 7 — HCEA photo)

P & H 105-ATCX truck crane — 1958
(P & H TX-159B  —  HCEA photo)
P & H 105-ATCX truck crane — 1958 (P & H TX-159B — HCEA photo)




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