Rare Hamilton-Fageol Walking Tractor Found

The only known surviving example of an articulated Hamilton-Fageol walking tractor was rusting away on a ranch near Geyserville, CA.

walking tractor - early Hamilton-Fageol tractor
An early Hamilton-Fageol walking tractor, with the pointed grousers on the front, or drive, wheels. The wheel concept was invented by Rush Hamilton, Healdsville, Calif. Evidence of the machine's articulation can be seen in the location of the rear wheels.
Photo: Farm Collector Magazine Staff