Tuesday, May 31, 2016

J. I. Case Steam Tractor Under Load

Screenshot from video
It is one thing to see a steam tractor running around a farm show with no load, it is another to hear it pulling a heavy load. They added a little engine and hydraulic pump to a 6-bottom moldboard plow to provide a load worthy of the horsepower and traction of this tractor. In addition to someone riding the plow to raise and lower it, note the tractor has a second rider. I presume he is the fireman. Also note how many times the driver has to turn the steering wheel to pivot the front axle with the chains. Part of the problem is that there is a lot of slack in the steering chains.

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