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some good ol tdt14's at bethlem steel

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by hoeman600, May 18, 2008.

  1. hoeman600

    hoeman600 Senior Member

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    :drinkuplil somthin 9420 and i found i have more
     

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  2. Buckethead

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    They look like Morrisey's machines.
     
  3. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

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    that is affirmative

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  4. AtlasRob

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    Doh!

    Please enlighten the unenlightened :D tdt14 ? suggests Gen Motors / terex to me? What were they used for ?
     
  5. ben46a

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    TS-14s maybe? Or is the D for dumper as opposed to S for scraper?
     
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    Nope,
    Euclid/Terex used an unusual alpha-numeric numbering system to identify their stuff.

    For an example, a TS-14 might be listed as a type 13UOT-61SH
    Broken down this means:
    Model: 13
    Fifteen Ton axle: U
    Overhung (single axle tractor): O
    Tractor: T
    Model: 61
    Scraper: S
    Hydraulic: H

    The machines shown in the photos are probably model LDT's, not TDT's or FDT's
     
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    Are these still running? Noticed the buckets to keep water out of the stacks.
     
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    great shots you got. If you ever make it by there again see if you can salvage a few cab and gauge shots.
    :usa
     
  9. hoeman600

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    will do eucey:salute:thumbsup
     
  10. euclid

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    I regret not getting pictures of more detail of the uke I ran years ago, I guess I took it for granted and as I see now nothing is for granted. I’ve got a decent memory but that doesn’t really help when I‘m trying to recall some detailed things.
     
  11. AtlasRob

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    :Banghead now I am really confused.
    For an example, a TS-14 might be listed as a type 13UOT-61SH This would be a serial number ?
    But to us mere mortals a TS14 = Terex Scraper 14 yd?
    So what is in the pics :beatsme
    Terex/Euclid L? D dump T trailer. :beatsme are they GM ?
    And what were they used for ?
     
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    What are they used for? Never seen one in my life.

    Could you get some cab pics though?
     
  13. stretch

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    They're off-road bottom-dump trucks...although they have quite a few years on them this contractor (Morrissey) apparently has quite a large fleet of the older Euc's and Terex's.
     
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    Oh I see. Can they replace scrapers when it comes to spreading material?
     
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    Morrissey ued these machines extensively on the Route 22 bypass from Hellertown to Easton back around 1987. Green Construction had a section at Hellertown and the last stretch at Easton, Morrissey had the other pieces. They loaded those Eucs with Cat 983 and big Komatsu track loaders. They also had a small herd of mechanics following them around repairing them as they were broke down everywhere. Reminded me of a Johnson Brothers road job in Wyoming many years ago except the Johnson boys had TS-32 scrapers instead of bellydumps. There was one broke down every hundred feet. Too many hard hours on the job, not enough good maintenance. There are three of those old model Eucs at a Cemex (used to be Rinker) sand and gravel operation near Scottsdale, Arizona running every day right off the Bee Line highway.
     
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    LDT's

    I agree, they appear to be LDT's
     
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    Yep...you could also put "rockers" (simliar to a regular dump truck) on them, I know Merritt-Chapman & Scott had a bunch.
     
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    They look similar to the B 70's that were used in the 70's on the pipeline and still in use today. 70 ton belly dumps.

    I took this pic this past winter. My buddy drove these for years and says they beat the living #$%# out of you.
     

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    TS-14= Twin Scraper 14 yds
    S-18= single engine 18 yds
     
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    Sharky - Your pictures are of 203-LDT's - I think the other pictures of the trucks at James Morrisey are much earlier 34-LDT's or 49-LDT's ( I'm not sure )