AN Excellent Book On TRACTORS -Full Of History And Pictures
The Agricultural Tractor 1855-1950 tells you just about everything you might want to know about the development of the tractor.
Courtesy of American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2950 Niles Road, Saint Joseph, Michigan.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Redmond's Steam Plow . Weighed nearly 5000 pounds and was about 6 feet wide. Tender carried water tank of two barrel capacity upon which was mounted engineer's seat. Drive wheels fitted with protruding lugs automatically pushed through rim.
1 cylinder engine. Original ignition was to start by blank cartridge and then depend on platinum tube which retained heat, to ignite next charge. Later a parlor match, ignited by the release of a spring, replaced the blank cartridge. Internal gear in driv
9-18 HP, 4-cylinder vertical engine, mounted crosswise. First Case tractor with one-piece cast-iron frame; wheels pressed-steel construction; high tension magneto with impulse starter; gear driven fan; expanding shoe clutch inside flywheel; hand-operated
4 cylinder vertical 30 HP Engine Eight-foot drive wheels. Attachment on front of tractor is a self-guide device. The small wheel in front, which is attached by suitable rods to front axle drops into last furrow cut and keeps tractor in proper relation to
C. L. Best Steam Tractor [vertical fire tube boiler], 1885. Space between firebox and outer shell formed the water leg and made place for mud to collect.