The Steam Plow in America

Pursued for decades, the quest for a workable steam plow was ultimately abandoned with the successful development of the steam traction engine.

40-120 HP Peerless
Cover Image: Bill Speiden and his oxen team pulling an Oliver walking plow contrast Willis Abel's 40-120 HP Peerless Z-3 pulling a 20 bottom John Deere plow at the Steam and Gas Pasture Party, Somerset, Va., August 2002.
Jack C. Norbeck