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1955 Dodge Power Wagon with Tel-E-Lect digger derrick started it all for Terex Utilities

1955 Dodge Power Wagon

With Terex celebrating the 70th anniversary of its digger derricks and utilities business, the heavy equipment manufacturer decided to bring along a throwback with all of the new equipment being shown at this year’s International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition.

Near the edge of the L lot of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Terex has parked a 1955 Dodge T137 Power Wagon complete with the Tel-E-Lect digger derrick that started it all for Terex Utilities.
The T137 seen here has a 6 cylinder engine pushing a now-paltry 99 horsepower.

The Tel-E-Lect, coined for the Telephone and Electric utility installations the attachment was designed for, was launched in 1945 and found a perfect companion in the Power Wagon, a beast of a truck originally intended for military use.


A photo of the Power Wagon/Tel-E-Lect combo in use back in the 1950s. Excuse the raindrops.



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