Before beautiful paved highways made people fall in love with roads and road trips, the checklist for intrepid travelers with a jones for adventure included: ropes, blocks and tackle, axes, sleeping bags, water bags, spades, camps stoves, compasses, barometers, thermometers, cyclometers, first aid kits, rubber ponchos, tire chains, pith helmets, assorted spare parts, and firearms.
All that changed after WWII, when iron and labor could once again be put to use building our country's infrastructure. And with that the highway system was born, along with diners, souvenir stands, and those irresistible teepees.
IronPlanet's September 8 auction features miles of deals offered by Oldcastle/Staker Parsons & LS Jensen. Check out this 2005 Vermeer T-955 Trencher, this 2006 Komatsu D155AX-6 Crawler Tractor, this 2002 Cat 320CLU Track Excavator, this 2004 Kenworth T800B Five-Axle Dump Truck, and more equipment that builds the smooth, scenic roads we love to drive.