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#1 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 08:47 AM

This video is an example of what steam tractors are capable of.






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Posted December 07, 2013 - 08:54 AM

Hah, Luv it


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 08:59 AM

An excellent demonstration of why traction is much more important than horsepower.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:03 AM

Well, that's one way to dig potato furrows.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:31 AM

Not that it would have made much difference in the outcome but the steamer had a pretty substantial advantage due to the height of the tow chain or bar.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:39 AM

Not that it would have made much difference in the outcome but the steamer had a pretty substantial advantage due to the height of the tow chain or bar.

And the weight difference  not that the outcome would have been different


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:44 AM

What's the big deal, It was just pulling a John Deere :poke: (oh come on... You wanted to say it too... And to the JD guys, you'd have said it if it was a Massey...)

Those engines are truly amazing. Watch youtube for some of the old steam engine plowing videos.
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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:45 AM

I like this one better


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:51 AM

http://www.youtube.c...e&v=waqnvFe0gzo


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:59 AM

I like this one better


Man, that was amazing. Never seen a Steamer pull the fronts up before.
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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:09 AM

What's the big deal, It was just pulling a John Deere :poke: (oh come on... You wanted to say it too... And to the JD guys, you'd have said it if it was a Massey...)

 

Shoot! I'm surprised the JD didn't break.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:10 AM

The Nittany show in Centre Hall,Pa has a number of steamers pulling.They had 24 show up one year.They pull after dark and use sawdust to put on light show when it comes out the stack glowing.I have seen them stall when they were powering the sawmill but I understand they are governed since the accident at one of the shows.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 12:55 PM

I still like the videos where they are pulling a large amount of plows.



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Posted December 07, 2013 - 01:08 PM

If the daggone things weren't so expensive, I would own one.  I love the way they look and operate. 

 

You need to remember, too, that just because it might say 10 HP, that steamer was tested differently than they test for HP now.  It was a real test of each horsepower.  That's how you could see 1 1/4 horsepower, and that 1/4 meant something. 

 

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 06:41 PM


You need to remember, too, that just because it might say 10 HP, that steamer was tested differently than they test for HP now.  It was a real test of each horsepower.  That's how you could see 1 1/4 horsepower, and that 1/4 meant something. 

 

Ben W.

 

:ditto:

Now a days all the small engines are relying on high RPM's instead or Torque . HP is only used as a marketing gimmick today.


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