Horsepower Performance Plays Part In Case Heritage Celebration At Pawnee And In Mt. Pleasant Activities 1987


| May/June 1988



Box 94, Rt. 1, Nashville, IL 62263

The 1987 Pawnee Show continued with more tests on the Prony Brake and at the Mt. Pleasant show a great many Prony Brake performance tests on both steam engines and gas tractors were run, which stirred the interest of large crowds. Also at Mt. Pleasant the Prony Brake crew made numerous drawbar horsepower tests on both gas tractors and steam engines. This was carefully done with the help of several of the Caterpillar tractor exhibitors who furnished a Cat for the smooth regulated load, which enabled us to make the tests.

Part 1: The Pawnee Show

The Case Heritage event at Pawnee has already been well covered and it is here added that the Case engine performances played a big role in impressing thousands of spectators.

The Hill Climb event by Chaddy Attebury with that fine 40 Case, assisted by Helen Brigham, continued as spectacular as ever! That 40 Case and particularly two other Case engines along with the Martens' fine 98 Nichols & Shepard and other makes, made up a long list of HP performance exhibits. As always, the engines were smoothly and carefully tested with no sudden loads and no overloads to pull them too hard so that safety and not straining the engines was foremost in our minds.

In view of the Case Heritage event at Pawnee, I cover mainly Case performance there, and for the Mt. Pleasant Show I emphasize other makes.