The following information was found in Allis-Chalmers, Construction Machinery & Industrial Equipment by Norman Swinford.
1911 - LaPlant-Choate Manufacturing Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formed.
1940s - Company developed hydraulic-operated pull scrapers for high-speed rubber-tired tractors used by the U.S. Army.
1945 - Developed their own rubber-sized construction equipment.
1947 - TS-300 motor scraper introduced.
1950 - Samller TS-200 motor scraper and the TW-300 motor wagon introduced.
1952 - Allis-Chalmers acquired LaPlant-Choate. Orange paint and Allis-Chalmers decals added to TS-300.
1960 - Paint changed to yellow.
Produced for: The 2007 National Toy Truck 'N Construction Show - Indianapolis, Ind.
Manufactured by: First Gear
Quantity Produced: 5,004
This model is still IN STOCK! Go here to order:
Allis-Chalmers TS-300 Motor Grader
Other stories in March TT&C 20007:
• Lamar Criswell, Attracted to Logging Trucks
• John Guthrie Jr., Childhood Toys Just the Beginning
Sales piece picturing the Allis-Chalmers TS-300 motor scraper.
Illustration of the Allis-Chalmers TS-300 motor scraper.
Tooling models of the Allis-Chalmers TS-300 motor scraper.
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by Cathy Scheibe