The Gradall book

Posted by: admin

September 2nd, 2010 >> Uncategorized

Just as unique as the Doepke toys is the Gradall.  My father just completed a book on this and I thought I would share that it is available.

The book is available NOW

* Order Over the Phone: (800) 591-1171
* Order through DHS Website – Order Now

This book traces the evolution of the Gradall from the early Sloper, “Material Moving Device,” to the current product line of agile, versatile, and powerful hydraulic excavators and industrial maintenance machines. The signature of the Gradall, the hydraulic telescopic triangular boom, symbolizes the innovation of Gradall Industries Inc. with its strong market presence and quality products.

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Custom Heiliner Bottom Dump

Posted by: admin

May 3rd, 2010 >> Custom, Heiliner

A few years back I found a picture on an Auction Company’s website about a Heiliner Custom Bottom Dump that was made up of two parts of two different Doepke toys.

I spent the spring fixing up an old combination of the exact same products and after some careful work the replica is completed.

After the break more pictures and the original product

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Doepke Toys Advertisement - Life Magazine 1951

Posted by: admin

April 1st, 2010 >> Ads

Doepke Advertisement LIFE Jun 25, 1951

Custom Doepke Heiliner Bottom Dump Started

Posted by: admin

April 1st, 2010 >> Custom, Doepke, Euclid, Prototype, Replica

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Just started a bottom Dump that Doepke never made but will look like one that Heiliner offered.

When looking through some auctions I found a picture of one and always wanted to reproduce it.  Here is the blurry picture

Wooldridge Restored

Posted by: moresnow

March 5th, 2009 >> Doepke, wooldridge

Wooldridge Restore - After

Wooldridge Restore - After

Finished the restoration of a badly rusted out Wooldridge Doepke.  More pictures ….

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Doepke Unit Crane / Smith Miller Truck Combo

Posted by: moresnow

March 2nd, 2009 >> Crane, Custom, Smith Miller, Unit 357

Recently found on ebay.  Great custom truck

Rare Custom Doepke Unit Excavator

Posted by: moresnow

January 7th, 2009 >> Crane, Custom

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Doepke Wooldridge Restoration Update

Posted by: moresnow

December 29th, 2008 >> Uncategorized

Rust Damage Repaired, New Bumper added (Could not rescue the old bumper due to extreme rust damage).

Doepke Custom Euclid Scraper

Posted by: moresnow

December 24th, 2008 >> Doepke, Euclid

In 2005 I found a rear scraper component and a very badly damaged front end from a Euclid Bottom Dump.  The rust on these was enough to say give up.  In the end after some time consuming sanding and polishing and paint a master was born.

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Doepke D6 - Bulldozer

Posted by: moresnow

December 24th, 2008 >> D6

Nice Up Close Shot of Track Ready to Be Installed

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