Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Roots of Motive Power Steam Up #6: The Best Tractor
This 19th century beauty is as tall as the giant modern-day harvesters, but was used in some logging operations in the 1880s. The rear wheel is about six feet in diameter, and the trolley cradling a log has wheels even larger. The demonstration log is a fraction of the size of the trees this would have been removing from the virgin redwood forests.
More photos of this monster are on my Overflow blog. This post is dedicated to Wayne of Vancouver, BC, Canada.