View Full Version : Higro show 2013

06-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Last sunday morning there were none church bel's but scraper bel's thad cal for the Higro show of 2013.


06-03-2013, 02:20 PM
Gilbert take on the second day of the show a Cat 627 scraper.
A scraper is rare here in the Netherlands but to see it drive in town thad something special.
So our group had already fun before the show !!!!!!


06-03-2013, 02:42 PM
On main street.


06-03-2013, 02:48 PM
Will put a link here later, of all the machines which were on the show.

Top speed !!!!!!!!!!!!!



06-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Is that the same No 48 elevating scraper that was once at George Logues?

Thanks for the Vids, i kept looking for the "blue light" behind the scraper but i guess he out ran it..LOL!

06-04-2013, 11:57 AM
Hello Erik , yes you are right !! that is the one .
It is a bit a big machine to move to local shows .
Best regards , Gilbert

06-04-2013, 12:59 PM
One of my favorite things is to watch a scraper being roaded. And to watch the people stop and look. Thanks for posting.

06-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Good to see a CAT scraper in the Netherlands. I was there in 1989 and looked hard but never saw one. Actually, I think I only saw one dozer. What I did see were excavators, wheel loaders and tower cranes! I went by one road job and they were blue topping with an excavator with a smooth edge bucket probably 6 feet wide.

It brought back memories watching the scraper coming down the neatly maintained road without a bit of roadside trash, debris or potholes! They really keep them clean over there.

Now regarding watching one being roaded, I have to tell on myself. I was directed by the boss to road a DW-21 out from the yard to a jobsite fairly early in the morning. On a city street I met a vehicle coming the other way, probably a truck or school bus I can't remember. I intuitively moved to the right to give plenty of room to pass. CRACK!!!!! Splinters were flying everywhere!!!! I looked back to see an electric pole moving around like it was in an earthquake. I floored it and got the "help" out of there quickly. I deliverd the machine then worked on the job for the rest of the day. Coming home that night riding with the boss, we saw the electric company truck planting a new pole right where the splinters went flying. I could see the old pole lying on the ground with a chunk about 3-inches missing from the side and split top to bottom. That is what the leading edge of the wishbone on a DW-21 will do when its moving 20 mph and trys to occupy the same space as an electric pole. Got away with that one and the boss had no idea his scraper played a part in what he was seeing!!!!!!!


06-08-2013, 05:42 AM
Here a link to the photo's from Saturday.
Sunday photos will get on the net next week.


06-08-2013, 06:21 AM
Looks like you had a great turn out, lots of very nice machinery and a job well done on the photo's!!

06-16-2013, 02:21 AM
The photo's from Sunday are on the site to