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Area of application

 

The main application was the maintenance of dirt roads, but it could also be in connection with building new dirt roads.

History

Horse-drawn road graders were made between 1913 and 1930 by the Dominion Road MAchinery Co., which later became Champion road machinery, located in Goderich, Canada.

The road grader on display here, built in 1926, was known as "the Improved Steel Champion". It was obtained from a collector in Fort Eire, Ontario, Canada. Its restoration, which was completed in 2003, was undertaken by a group of volunteers, all membersof the Goderich Antique Grader Club.

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Champion

 

Introduced                               1913

Drive                                          Horse-drawn by 2, 4 or 6 horses

Platform                                    Seat for coachman and operator 

Axles                                          Two axles, of which the rear was adjustable                                                              ± 400 mm laterally. 

Grader blade, size (w/h)         2 440/380 mm

Weight                                       1 140 kg