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John Deere Tractor vs. 1800's Steam Tractor
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/tractor1.html ^

Posted on 05/19/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT by navysealdad

New 850 horse-power John Deere diesel, against an 1800's steam tractor rated 18 horse-power.

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1 posted on 05/19/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Hahaha!!! I love those old steam tractors. We have a yearly festival down here I just love to go to. The sounds, the smells, it’s just some good down-to-earth machinery.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 1:40:49 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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This was an unfair contest. The angle of the tow bar is so extreme that it pulled the John Deer’s rear end up off the ground enough to cause it to loose an enormous amount of traction.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 1:43:46 PM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: navysealdad

Turns out John Deers make good plows. Who’d have thought? Odd though, I’d think that a steam engine would smoke more than a modern JD rather than less.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 1:47:35 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: NY Cajun

Nonetheless, I still love the old steam-powered technology.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: navysealdad
What I like about this is that it reminds us just how complicated the real world is.

"Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler", certainly applies to any prediction concerning this contest.

6 posted on 05/19/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat

This particular demonstration wasn’t fair, due to the issues with the bar angle, the relative weights of the machines, etc. but fixing all that wouldn’t change the result.
Steam engines have all their torque available at 0 rpm. Steam locomotives always could accelerate a train from 0 no diesel could. That is why modern trains have electric motors to provide traction and the diesels just provide power to the motors.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 2:00:34 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: NY Cajun

Both need the same tires and loaded with same weight with something to mitigate the tow bar angle....


8 posted on 05/19/2014 2:03:57 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Pontiac

BUMP


9 posted on 05/19/2014 2:17:22 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: GraceG

“Both need the same tires and loaded with same weight with something to mitigate the tow bar angle....”

This would be a great video to show in junior high science when explaining horsepower and torque - and their differences.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 2:29:07 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: navysealdad
Mass Matters.

11 posted on 05/19/2014 2:29:34 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: navysealdad

WORLD PLOWING RECORD 66 bottom plow Aug 1 2010 Austin Manitoba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLNQyJqcE5I&feature=youtu.be


12 posted on 05/19/2014 2:53:04 PM PDT by Snowyman
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"Mass Matters."

Made me think of Mrs. O's huge ass. Now I gotta go puke.

13 posted on 05/19/2014 3:04:19 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: navysealdad; Robert A. Cook, PE

Love the steam engine!


14 posted on 05/19/2014 3:44:21 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (No $#@t there I was...)
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