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LeTourneau, Robert G.

LeTourneau "Mountain Mover" Scraper
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1922LeTourneau UniversityLongviewState: TXZip: 75602Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/231-letourneau-mountain-mover-scraper, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/9a19caec-9336-4263-9b34-6d13ae6b7153/231-LeTourneau-Mountain-Mover-Scraper.aspxCreator: LeTourneau, Robert G.

 When Robert G. LeTourneau started moving earth in 1919, he thought that land leveling should require only one man. In 1920, by installing a generator and electric motors, R.G. was able to control the scraper blade from the tractor seat while driving the tractor.

 In June 1922, LeTourneau developed his “Mountain Mover” with a telescoping bowl. He incorporated a floor behind the cutting edge taken from his previous designs, and employed welding instead of riveting to save weight.

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