Did the Industrial Revolution produce an automated digging tool for roads and if so, what be it's entitle?
Well several craftsman banged out a solution by the 1870s and 80s but for a substantial answer I will clip & paste contained by my haste to give a coherent response...
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Alonzo Pawling and Henry Harnischfeger join forces on December 1, 1884, starting up a small contraption and pattern shop to transform industrial component and device ideas into models and pattern. As word of the craftsmanship of Pawling & Harnischfeger spreads, the partners begin production components and equipment for knitting, grain-drying, stamping, brewing and brick-making - and they do a great deal of repair work as resourcefully.
Pawling & Harnischfeger rebuild and improve upon the design of a undermined overhead crane made by another manufacturer. The safer, more durable crane powered by three electric motors quickly attracts attention and generate orders from factories, utilities and railroad repair shops across the country.
In failing robustness, Alonzo Pawling decides to sell his interest contained by the business to his partner, Henry Harnischfeger, who decides to keep the in a minute well-known P&H trademark as the former partnership goes forward as a corporation call “Harnischfeger Corporation.”
Harnischfeger Corporation begins making earth-moving equipment. Trenching machines and wheel loaders are among the first “P&H” digging machines, followed soon after by crawler-mounted digging equipment including backfillers and wheel-type trenchers.
During World War I, Harnischfeger Corporation concentrates on making overhead cranes for the time of war effort. After the war, nouns of earthmoving equipment resumes. Harnischfeger engineers design the world’s first gasoline engine-powered dragline. Soon after that, Harnischfeger engineers develop a shovel-type excavator mounted on crawlers""
The first bull dozer came in around the turn of the 20 th Century---
"""Some historians give credit to an American name Benjamin Holt for inventing the first "bulldozer" in 1904, and originally calling it a "caterpillar" or a crawler tractor. However, this would be misleading.
Benjamin Holt did not Build a Bulldozer
Expert, Deas Plant from the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia commented that Benjamin Holt developed an endless secure tread for his steam traction engine at the end of 1904. At around the same time, the Hornsby company of England converted one of its wheel steam traction engine to a tracklayer [crawler] format based on a patent granted to their chief manufacture. Neither of these developments was a bulldozer, both were purely and simply track-laying traction engines. However, the Hornsby's text was closer to the bulldozers we know today in that it be steered by controlling power to each track instead of having a tiller pedals out in front of the tracks as Holt's machines did.
Hornsby sold their patents to Benjamin Holt around 1913-14"""