UPDATE!!
Some information about the engine from the owner Josh Maschhoff: "We run at 150 psi.
The Engine weighs around 42500lbs loaded with coal and water.
Torque is 3000 ft lbs at 240 rpm
The sled was definitely weighted and i know from experience first hand that the engine can drag the sled with the weight box all the way up and the bars dropped."

110 HP Case specifications here: www.farmcollector.com/steam-traction/catalog-advertises-case-110-hp-traction-engine


Don't worry about the fire hazard. What you see is a very exaggerated amount of burning embers coming from the smokestack. The sparks are created as a night spectacle for entertainment. Before this pull, sawdust was added to the firebox to enhance the night "spark show." Having said that back in the day there was always a risk of fire. There was less of a risk during plowing season. The highest risk was during harvest when the steam engines returned to the fields to thresh (separate) the grain from their stalks, in typically dry fields. Weeks before the steam engines arrived the grain was cut and bundled by binders. These mechanized machines looked the front of modern "combines" but binders only cut and a bound the grain. The crops were cut close to the ground by the binder leaving the grain (heads) connected to the shaft. These bundles were approximately 8" in diameter and were about 3' tall. After the crops were cut, these bundles were stacked in small piles called "shocks." These shocks contained maybe 7 to 12 bundles and scattered all over the field. The shocks were left in the field until the grain was dry enough to separate. The threshermen traveled from farm to farm to thresh each farmers grain. Most individual farmers could not afford a steam traction engine so the threshermen provided this service to the farmer. On threshing day wagons were brought to the field and would load the shocks of grain and haul it to the threshing machine where it was placed quite a distance (and upwind) from the steam engine that provided the power for the machine to do its work. The steam engine provided power to the threshing machine via an extremely long belt to keep any embers away from the dry chaff and straw that was separated from the grain. The shock piles of crop were gathered as they were needed and not all gathered up and piled in one place at one time. That way, if there was a fire it would be small and contained to a small portion of the harvest and not all of it. The steam engines were also outfitted spark arresters while threshing. Not to mention these steam engines required water so water was generally available should a fire break out. Also the steam engines would burn the straw which was waste from process of threshing the grain.

One day, I hope to make a video of these separate processes that is now preformed by a single combine.

As for now, if you watch the movie "Of Mice and Men" with Gary Sinise and John Malkovich you can see threshing in action.

I have posted another video of it that includes three synchronized videos that were shot from three different angles that night. (One angle is shot from a drone flying high in the air that can be spotted above the engine towards the end of this video. If you liked this video surely you would like that video even more. automobilrevue.net/v/XzhkSDg1M2ZzXzA

God Bless and thank you for watching.

Comments

    • Kenneth
      Kenneth

      Load? What load?

      about 1 day ago
    • Big Whane
      Big Whane

      I heard a story from some old guys... a steam engine blew up and they found pieces 3 miles away

      about 1 day ago
    • erko cyber
      erko cyber

      В такие моменты момент решает

      about 3 days ago
    • Naked Off Road
      Naked Off Road

      So when Granddad says " the good old days" , we all kinda get it now.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ron Green
      Ron Green

      How did I get here 🤔🤔

      about 3 days ago
    • bluesharp59
      bluesharp59

      Cool video and a Thumbs Up liked for you.

      about 5 days ago
    • bluesharp59
      bluesharp59 In reply to bluesharp59

      @Rob Gill
      You are welcome.

      about 5 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to bluesharp59

      Thank you!

      about 5 days ago
    • Lane Waite
      Lane Waite

      And they want to make cars electric power. Pfft. Water covers 70% of the planet, limitless supply, but you wanna use batteries? Smdh.

      about 5 days ago
    • Lane Waite
      Lane Waite In reply to Lane Waite

      @Rob Gill I was talking about that years ago with a couple of my friends when I seen the first electric car and figured that's the future of vehicles. I was like "why not use steam power if they are worried about fossil fuels?" They asked how you'd heat it and such and I told them you could use microwaves, compress the water itself, heated rods, even solar radiation to heat it. Hell, all the trash could be used to burn and heat it with a carbon filter to catch all the "bad" chemicals being burnt. I think trash is the best method and you are saving the world with two methods at once. That also brings up another point that isn't on topic about trash. Plastic bags are everywhere and people don't think to use corn stalks or corn husk (which isn't in limited supply) to make bags, biodegradable and is very easy to produce, especially if it's going to be chopped up anyways.

      about 5 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to Lane Waite

      I totally agree with you Lane.

      about 5 days ago
    • Evgeny Bogatsky
      Evgeny Bogatsky

      It's the torque that matters. It has huge pistons and a crankshaft.

      about 9 days ago
    • حمزة محمد
      حمزة محمد

      هههههه حلاتو القديم

      about 9 days ago
    • MrSaemichlaus
      MrSaemichlaus

      Now let's go ploughing the dry straw fields!

      about 10 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to MrSaemichlaus

      2- 110 HP Case Steam Traction Engines Plowing
      https://youtu.be/M5E28va3jM8

      about 10 days ago
    • jeff p
      jeff p

      Did he pull the sled all the way home or did stop for hamburgers?

      about 14 days ago
    • Ss Russ
      Ss Russ

      Bet they could max the tray out and it would still pull it coast to coast

      about 15 days ago
    • Mark Mitchell
      Mark Mitchell

      Who cares about 110hp when it has so much torque that you ain't stopping it

      about 15 days ago
    • Héctor Catalán
      Héctor Catalán

      110 hp, pero el torque q debe tener es descomunal...

      about 15 days ago
    • The Canadian Bandit
      The Canadian Bandit

      Case: How much power would you like sir

      Driver: 110HP please

      Case: and about how much torque sir

      Driver: Yes

      about 16 days ago
    • GreenBoy at GA Farms
      GreenBoy at GA Farms

      Great pull but defentally not one made for dry weather work unless you want your property burned off.😂

      about 16 days ago
    • Gone Postal
      Gone Postal

      They put sawdust in the firebox to create all the sparks. My dad used to work on a threshing team for extra money back in his Southern Minnesota farm days before WWll. They always had a trailer with a water tank to put out any incipient fires in the dry fields, but he said it rarely happened. He always said what you really had to watch out for was that long belt off the PTO...

      about 17 days ago
    • Sea Bass
      Sea Bass

      So cool

      about 18 days ago
    • Traction Owner's Club
      Traction Owner's Club

      Fabulous, just fabulous.

      about 18 days ago
    • Steele m
      Steele m

      I really like how safe it looks to operate!

      about 19 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to Steele m

      Good observation. Truth be told, both operators of this engine caught fire and died that night.

      about 18 days ago
    • MN260Legend
      MN260Legend

      Now I’m gonna make you scared, picture this, it’s 3 am, dark as dark outside and ten miles away you hear this whistle, it would sound as a ghost, then one eternity later you feel your house shake, you think there is an earthquake then you see a mysterious glow outside you open the door and immediately are burned by the shower of ash and sparks and the driver just lays on the whistle as he drives over your garage. You wake up the next morning and see that there is a streak across the yard where the trailer had dug into the grass. I know it doesn’t sound that scary but keep in mind this would be out of the blue and there were no other lights so you would have no idea what this thing was.

      about 19 days ago
    • Diana Burghduf
      Diana Burghduf

      Wherever there is a P.A., chances are somebody is blathering on, stating the obvious, drowning out what you want to hear....

      about 20 days ago
    • Mozart
      Mozart

      Can someone explain me the point of pulling sled? Does it have a real world purpose? Why can't you just put tires under the sled?

      about 20 days ago
    • Gilbert Aditya
      Gilbert Aditya

      Eruption exhaust

      about 23 days ago
    • EL GRINGO LOCO !
      EL GRINGO LOCO !

      Doesn't get much cool than that!

      about 24 days ago
    • 660hpCamaro
      660hpCamaro

      He was about to drag that sled home

      about 24 days ago
    • Herobryce1075 Gaming
      Herobryce1075 Gaming

      Two shows in one, sparkshow and a pull to beat them all.

      about 26 days ago
    • Steamloco
      Steamloco

      Traction Engines are officially the coolest non-train land vehicles.

      about 26 days ago
    • shreksnav 69
      shreksnav 69

      This is fuckin awesome

      about 27 days ago
    • Roger Robeson
      Roger Robeson

      That was fn awesome.

      about 27 days ago