Huge old tractor

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 13 July 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I wish I knew more about this old tractor. I'm not even sure whether it steam or gas powered. There was a plaque on the back (looked original) that said 60 HP. I commented to a friend that 60 HP is hardly more than some riding mowers have today, and he replied "yeah, but in the day, who could imagine 60 horses hitched to a plow?"

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jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il n'est pas récent

13 Jul 2016 5:18am

Tataray from France

Magnifique engin, il paraît encore en bon état. )

13 Jul 2016 5:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fantastic machine. It suddenly reminds me of a long-gone neighbour who had a similar vintage traction engine in his back yard and which, when started up, would rattle the crockery in my cupboards !

13 Jul 2016 6:43am

jean pierre a from France

belle mécanique!!amitiés

13 Jul 2016 7:35am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I bet it was noisy when it was operating. It's fun to go out and watch these machines in demonstration. The manpower needed to operate a farm in those days.

13 Jul 2016 11:19am

yo from Ile de France, France

Bel engin ! Il a des points communs avec ma machine à vapeur qui était utilisée pour le battage !

13 Jul 2016 12:21pm

Don from United States

I like this picture of this immense tractor that is very impressive. I can't imagine driving anything to cumbersome looking.

13 Jul 2016 2:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This certainly is an impressive and intriguing image

13 Jul 2016 4:51pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

I love the tender colors

13 Jul 2016 6:19pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great find that looks homemade in its creation!! I love all of the circular components.

13 Jul 2016 8:57pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

A great find and a great image, I think Gas

13 Jul 2016 10:54pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That is quite a tractor. I have never seen anything like it!

14 Jul 2016 12:24am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


14 Jul 2016 11:35am