Monday, October 17, 2016

Tuesday Torque: We've Come A Long Way

What a difference a century makes.  This is a 20 HP IHC Titan tractor that is basically a stationary hit-and-miss engine dropped onto a primitive tractor chassis.  It's a wonder tractors ever caught on, considering that farmers were expected to replace a steam engine with this barely-able outfit.  Tractor technology advanced rapidly, and it must have been painful to the purchasers to see how quickly their machines became obsolete.  Fun to watch, though!

Video by Gary Bahre at Pinckneyville this past weekend.

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