110 HP Case: Behemoth Engine Adds to Cachet at Old Threshers Reunion
Steam traction engine a delight at Old Threshers Reunion
The 1910 Case 110 HP, serial no. 24150, is a showpiece during the daily parade at the Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Midwest Old Threshers Reunion each year. Mud doesn't stop this big machine.
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A rear view of the Case 11 HP engine at Mt. Pleasant. Note the high number of spokes in the wheel, needed because of the machine's great weight.
Old steam threshermen would not like to see the black smoke coming out of the smokestack on this Case 110 HP. They learned how to fire their steam engines very efficiently and with a clean stack the majority of the time.
The Case 110 HP traction engine, as seen in a period catalog.
Case 110 HP traction engines could develop "at least 10 percent more indicated horsepower than their actual guaranteed brake horsepower rating," according to a 1913 Case catalog.
Case built huge steam traction engines, like this "Road Locomotive," which was a 150 HP monster.
A view of the Case 110 HP steam engine's radius links, distance link and springs supporting the boiler, springs under platform and in a drawbar.
The Case 110 HP Traction Engine could come with special attachments including a locomotive cab, extenstion rims and straw burner, according to a 1913 Case catalog.
The mounting and gearing of the Case 110 HP steam engine was explained in text accompanying this sectional cut view of the engine in a 1913 Case catalog. Here, you can see the countershaft and rear axle, long hubs of traction wheels, and the distance links and springs supporting the boiler.