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#1 HowardsMF155 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Sometime modern technology isn't always superior, as seen in this video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, I have to admit, that steam engine probably outweighed the other tractor by 2 to 1 or better.  And the pulling tractor was actually being pulled off the ground by the angle of the tow rope.  But I still enjoyed it!


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 04:58 AM

Thats what I'm talkin bout....LOVE the older stuff full size or GT size....



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 05:49 AM

But, the Johnny dares ...



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:30 AM

Yes, a bit of an advantage there for the old guy, but certainly a crowd pleaser.



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:33 AM

That Jane Dear wasn't being pulled off the ground. Shucks it was digging big trenches and going deeper and deeper until the

steamer pulled him up out of them. :D :D :D

 

But yeah, definitely an unfair match up. The JD had the horse power, but the Steamer had the traction.



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:48 AM

Not always about H.P, more about torque, did that thing even grunt LOL ?



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:59 AM

Weight = traction and low gearing = torque. No surprises here! I saw a video the other day where a VW toureg suv turbodiesel out pulled a huge chevy 2wd pickup. The rear wheels of the chev were bouncing off the pavement and it couldn't put the power to the ground. That one did surprise me!


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:47 AM

yeah, that VW vs chevy was a good show of how modern traction control + AWD can out pull a vehicle with no weight over it's drive tires.



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 09:19 AM

That's a Classic Apples & Oranges comparison. No doubt the Steamer would have a distinct advantage in a Dead Pull!

But if you put both of them in a field pulling apropriate plows for each the JD would run circles around the steamer.

And at the end of the day The John Deere operator would want a shower and go dancing. The Steamer operator would want a shower, supper and a bed.  I love to see a steam engine operate, but would want one only to play with not to work.

Note the steamer takes an engineer and a fireman to operate too along with about an hour 3 times a day to oil.


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:28 AM

I'm not certain, but I think that JD is a modified pulling tractor.  There are no appropriate plows for it!  And if its been heavily modified, it might not make it through the day!



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 11:06 AM

There is more to a good tractor then just pulling power. It has to be versatile and able to do all the jobs you need, quickly, cheaply and with a minimum of work/discomfort for the operator. The video really illustrates how the design priorities for tractors have changed.






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