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Steam Traction Engine Tractor Pull


This is a steam engine pulling a tractor pull slead. Camp Creek Steam Show. Waverly, Nebraska

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1911 Best Round-Wheel tractor


1911 Best owned by David Shank running during the October 2008 show at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine museum, Vista, CA. The fuel line was plugged solid with rust from the tank, and after cleaning the tractor ran fine. Operated by Dan Jaques and Virgil White.

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steam driven tractor powers belt driven log saw in HD


steam traction engine drives log saw in hd on steam traction day at bressingham

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Case Steam tractor at rollag WMSTR 2010 tractor pull….powers out with wheels in the air!!!


This is 40-60 hp case steam traction engine pulling the sled at rollag WMSTR MN 2010. It actually powers out and comes to a dead stop with its wheels in the air. Very cool!!

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A Steam Engine under load. Mason Steam Tractor Show 2008 085 N

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Image taken on 2008-07-26 11:43:04 by Corvair Owner.

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1915 Russell Steam Engine Antique Tractor Postcard

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1915 Russell Steam Engine Antique Tractor Postcard

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Tractor Tales: A Hollywood Steam Engine


We’re off to the Golden State to check out an old steam engine that worked its way into Hollywood. This semi-famous engine is owned by the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista, California. The museum’s annual show will be held in June. For more Tractor Tales, visit www.USFarmReport.com.

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The Tractor Drives Farm Enhanced Product

Tractor power made the mechanization of agricultural production possible just as the new country was developing. From the time of the California Gold Rush in 1849, steam power’s role expanded as a replacement for human and animal muscle on the farm. After 1892, there was no stopping steam.
Even as steam became king, the concept of power from internal combustion stayed alive. Steam power required massive machines with little portability ; engineers and users dreamed about little engines without steam’s handicap. So work commenced anew, using other combustibles like coal gas.
Coal gas wasn’t a perfect fuel, but it was relatively clean-burning. The fuel may be introduced in a controlled way into a combustion chamber and then ignited at the right instant to push the piston back and revolve the crank. Adding the inertia of a flywheel on the crankshaft produced a continuing rotary motion. The internal-combustion was on its way.
In 1860 in Paris, France, Jean Lenoir made the 1st commercially produced internal-combustion engine. It burned city gas and worked sufficiently well, but its efficiency was poor since the fuel-air mixture wasn’t compressed before ignition. Working with Lenoir’s ideas, German Nicolaus August Otto awarded a patent in 1876 an engine with a four-stroke, or four-cycle, idea. Otto’s engine ran more effectively, compressing the fuel-air mixture, thus charging each power stroke with extra potential energy. The modern gas engine was born.
concurrent developments in manufacturing and harnessing electricity were keys to the further development of the gas engine. Trusty, exactly timed electrical sparks got the task finished, whereas igniter tubes, hot bulbs, and other early ignition systems lacked precision to be used across the planet. When his patents expired about 1890, many others started making gas engines.
Otto’s engine was called a gas engine, not a gas engine ; that came later. Otto’s invention came along after oil was discovered in Pennsylvania in 1859, petroleum was first valued for its early use as kerosene, or’coal oil,’ burned in lamps and stoves. But the early refiners did not know what to do with the stinky petrol waste product that resulted from refining crude into kerosene and other heavier fuels and oils. Gasoline was often burned as waste or dumped into streams. It was Otto’s engine that solved the refiner’s quandary, as gasoline became the preferred fuel for the internal-combustion engine.

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