Note: This feature is in the September TT&C 2017 issue.
The pan for Dan Schmitt’s Euclid scraper is shown under construction.
The power unit of Dan Schmitt’s scratch-built Euclid scraper is shown under construction. The scraper and all its working parts is powered by a 5-horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine and started with a rope.
The rear end of Dan Schmitt’s scale model Euclid scraper. Note the push plate mounted on the rear assembly.
This close-up shows the unique scraper blade turning mechanism that utilizes a starter ring-gear from a Cummins engine.
The view from the operator’s platform on Schmitt’s scratch-built Adams grader. Note the cranks to adjust the scraper blade. The scale model unit is powered by a 7-horsepower Wisconsin air-cooled engine. The starter is battery-powered.