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Snowy Hydro - Where Giants Meet (1948)

  1. I am certain that we have a international td-24 that came from the snowy river scheme. I know that five owners have passed on besides who ever owned the tractor at the snowy river.It is still in the shed and i can start within five minutes.
    Regards,
    Bryson Taylor.

  2. #1 from nathan1950 – 9 years, 12 months ago.
  3. Hello, Adrienne Parr.
    I applaud the quality of this clip and the fact that your organisation has seen fit to keep it for public scrutiny.

    However, your Curator's Notes are incorrect. The bulldozer did not derive from the tank, rather, it was the other way around. Crawler tractors running on tracks, or caterpillar treads, were available in steam- and petrol-powered versions from around the mid 1890's in one form or another.

    The first bulldozer blades fitted to crawler tractors appeared in the mid-1920's, somewhat before world war 2. What world war 2 really did do was prove the usefulness and versatility of the bulldozer, thanks to the ingenuity and bravery of the men who operated them during that conflict.

    Thank you for making that clip available to the public.

    You have a wonderful day.
    Best wishes.
    Deas Plant.

  4. #2 from DeasPlant – 8 years, 12 months ago.
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