International Harvester TD-9

 

The sun had gone down with the temperature and it was a full moon that illuminated the three of us and the bulldozer – giving us some of that special energy, too, as we worked silently to finish the this thing that had taken all day. The anti-freeze was in, the fresh oil, a few squirts of ether past the air filter, and the 6 litre engine spluttered to life belching out clouds of smoke that brought the others outside to witness the resurrection of a friendly monster feared dead.