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J. D. Adams invented the first successful leaning-wheel pull grader in 1885, and founded J. D. Adams & Company. The Company also produced elevating graders, sheepsfoot rollers, dozers, grader attachments, pull and rotary scrapers, force-feed loaders, and related equipment. Its Welding Division marketed an arc welder in 1936.[1]

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Adams was purchased by LeTourneau-Westinghouse in 1953; L-W retained the Adams brand name for its recognition value until c. 1960.  There was also a relationship between Acme Road Machinery Company and J. D. Adams & Company, as some Adams sales literature includes Acme products.[2]

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  1. J. D. Adams & Company, 1905-1961 and n. d.. Historical Construction Equipment Association [October 20, 2009].
  2. J. D. Adams & Company, 1905-1961 and n. d.. Historical Construction Equipment Association [October 20, 2009].

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