Hough Loader Legacy

Frank G. Hough's front-end loader innovations are still on the job today.

Houghsmid.jpg
Hough’s mid-1930s hydraulic shovel mounted on this Allis-Chalmers Special Model WM crawler makes short work of loading and excavating jobs. The loader featured hydraulic lift with gravity dump; the tractor was equipped with a special long track frame to enhance fore-aft stability and new Positive Seal track rollers with an extended 200-hour maintenance interval compared with 10 hours.