1926 Snow Tractor....For the tractor lovers amongst us.

1926 Snow Tractor....For the tractor lovers amongst us.

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:53 pm

This is a rare video of an invention that never went very far. Wait until you see the automobile version it is all on here. 1926 Snow Tractor. Talk about ingenuity!
This is a 1926 silent film (on video) of a tractor-snow-machine invented by Henry Ford, shown here driving it.
Watch the whole thing. Note the "hat."
No sound.

http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/showt ... p?t=113739
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Re: 1926 Snow Tractor....For the tractor lovers amongst us.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:58 pm

That thing is great! Someone posted this before in the other tractor thread, I believe. I would love to get my hands on one of these! :up:
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Re: 1926 Snow Tractor....For the tractor lovers amongst us.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:11 pm

Yeah, that is cool. Heres another video on youtube about it....

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Re: 1926 Snow Tractor....For the tractor lovers amongst us.

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:25 pm

Thanks Chris....much easier to view....
I wonder if you could adapt that design to a quad.....go anywhere anytime.....
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Re: 1926 Snow Tractor....For the tractor lovers amongst us.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:27 pm

If you look closely around 6:34 you can see he takes part of the fence out! :funny:

bear creek burnout wrote:....I wonder if you could adapt that design to a quad.....go anywhere anytime.....



There's no need - the modern stuff is miles above that design .. although the Fordson floats better:
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