Classic Equipment Video: Watch This 1950s International Harvester TD-9 Video That Concentrates On Landfill Work


Classic Equipment Video: Watch This 1950s International Harvester TD-9 Video That Concentrates On Landfill Work

A tool for every job and a job for every tool. That’s the way the world has pretty much worked since the industrial revolution. People have been making stuff to improve the quality, speed, and efficiency of their work on the farm, int he factory, and even in the trash dump. This video, made 50+ years ago by the International Harvester company shows the company’s four way skid shovel workin in the landfill and it tells us all about the amazing benefits of this wondrous machine. Its actually pretty funny at times but watching the machines work is magic stuff.

It’s funny to look at the size of these rigs today and the speed in which they operate and then consider what we use in 2020. Everything is bigger and exponentially faster. Hell, even the garbage trucks themselves have way more capacity and horsepower. The idea of a landfill of course is the bury the garbage and eventually cap it off to make it into something useful for the community. Along the way you want to pack as much garbage under the Earth as you can and that’s what the crux of this film is about. Selling the four way shovel’s ability to move, lift, compact, and cover the trash as those processes need to be completed.

We love us some old trucks and tractors around here and if you do as well, you’ll be on this video as quick as we were!

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One thought on “Classic Equipment Video: Watch This 1950s International Harvester TD-9 Video That Concentrates On Landfill Work

  1. Pat Lash

    I worked on a TD-6 years back. As an apprentice mechanic I’d never seen such a weird engine. One side gas, spark plugs and mag for cold start. Other side was diesel. Big lever switched it over. I thought it was really cool.

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