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

    • George Burns
      George Burns

      yup; )

      about 1 day ago
    • Wayne Larson
      Wayne Larson

      Now thats power

      about 1 day ago
    • empty
      empty

      I see Chuck Norris finally made it to the event.

      about 1 day ago
    • Carl Ferrigno
      Carl Ferrigno

      And a fantastic whistle too !!!!

      about 2 days ago
    • LUCIOLE
      LUCIOLE

      Really look like a devil machine

      about 4 days ago
    • mike force
      mike force

      i get 2400 lb/ft....

      about 4 days ago
    • Shadowgt
      Shadowgt

      Glad to see this recommended again. It’s always amazing to watch. 110 hp and at least 1 dragon in that tractor. I’d still love to have one of these beautiful machines Incase I needed to pull buildings around.

      about 4 days ago
    • Bobby Thompson
      Bobby Thompson

      The old timers were smart cookies!

      about 4 days ago
    • Charlie Mac
      Charlie Mac

      Totally cool !! Nothing beats the early steam.👍😎

      about 4 days ago
    • iambiggus
      iambiggus

      That’s one hell of a nitros purge.

      about 4 days ago
    • Blind Squid
      Blind Squid

      Now that was cool, not fast but all power. Damn (read notes) 3000 lbs torque @ 240 rpm , a flipping monster, abeit a rather laid back monster. Coulda drove home with that sled. Incredible.

      about 4 days ago
    • Игорь Никитин
      Игорь Никитин

      Техника огонь!!!

      about 5 days ago
    • Khan Tigre
      Khan Tigre

      Who needs horsepower with TORQUE LIKE THIS?!?

      about 5 days ago
    • badlandskid
      badlandskid

      But there are no weights on the sled. 🤷🏽‍♂️

      about 5 days ago
    • David Thompson
      David Thompson

      Here in the north of England the only thing that might match that for power and torque is if you tell one of our alcohol fuelled brothers there’s a free beer at the bar, go get it Gary she’s all yours, all jokes aside beautiful machine

      about 5 days ago
    • Tom Sparks-Jacques
      Tom Sparks-Jacques

      Now that was cool

      about 5 days ago
    • william davis
      william davis

      Dodge Demon great great grandfather..

      about 5 days ago
    • joe woodchuck
      joe woodchuck

      I was going to say that this tractor can move entire zip.codes, but other people said it better with global references.

      about 5 days ago
    • aubug5
      aubug5

      Even tractor pulling has a “drop the mike” moment.

      about 5 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to aubug5

      aubug5 😂. I had to watch it again. Recon the announcer “dropped the mike?”

      about 5 days ago
    • Seedless Grapes
      Seedless Grapes

      Sick

      about 5 days ago
    • gsilva220
      gsilva220

      After this, that little trick pickup truck owners do shall be called "Smoke trick", for "Rolling coal" can only truly be done by a vehicle like this.

      about 5 days ago
    • John Rickard
      John Rickard In reply to gsilva220

      +Rob Gill If I understand it correctly, they do it by severely overfueling the engine. Besides making a huge cloud, it does allow you to also crank up the boost pressure to insane levels without destroying the engine, and thus producing more power. This is why in tractor pulls and the off chance a diesel car/truck is participating in a race, they often spew out a huge cloud of black smoke while simultaneously, pardon the pun, smoking their competition. Just releasing smoke for smoke's sake is bad taste though IMO - I'd rather see a huge cloud of smoke paired with a huge amount of work being done - as if that diesel engine is giving it its all and then quite a bit more.

      about 4 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to gsilva220

      Can you explain how the “smoke trick” is done by little trick pickup truck owners? I have attended this show since I was 10 or so.....I have always wondered how they made all of that beautiful noxious gas!

      about 5 days ago
    • land otter1
      land otter1

      I LOVE IT!!! That whistle ROCKS!!

      about 5 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to land otter1

      I couldn’t agree with you more. These beauties are music to my ears every time I see one at a show. I would encourage you to go to a local show and see one in person. It is soooooo much more impressive in person. You can use the link below to find a show near you.

      https://www.farmcollectorshowdirectory.com/listings/

      about 5 days ago
    • MrNotorius5500
      MrNotorius5500

      I like how no one is phased by the chimney practically blowing out lava as it chugs down the track.

      about 6 days ago
    • kianmehr souri
      kianmehr souri

      Actually... The sled that is pulled by the diesel tractors... is pulled back to the start line by these...
      LMAO!

      about 6 days ago
    • kianmehr souri
      kianmehr souri

      It is a really good grocery getter...

      you can bring the hypermarket to your home...

      about 6 days ago
    • Bushcraft1974
      Bushcraft1974

      There is something about Steam power. Not needing Electricity of any kind to run just is brilliant!

      about 6 days ago
    • Kathleen Shaw
      Kathleen Shaw In reply to Bushcraft1974

      Yeah and when they use long belt to thresher machine separate the grain from stalk *IT BURN THE WASTE STALKS FOR POWER !!!* How cool IS that ???

      about 2 days ago
    • LEGO-Пух
      LEGO-Пух

      ЗВЕРЬ МАШИНА!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      about 6 days ago
    • tree man
      tree man

      Would ya look at that BMF
      BURN WOOD!

      about 6 days ago
    • Dan Johnston
      Dan Johnston

      Man, that whistle puts the hair up on my neck. Truly thrilling stuff. Thanks very much for the video. :)

      about 6 days ago
    • Rob Gill
      Rob Gill In reply to Dan Johnston

      I am glad you like my video. You should hear one in person. If you would like to see one in person, you can use the link below to find a show near you!
      https://www.farmcollectorshowdirectory.com/listings/

      about 5 days ago
    • สุทัศน์ พึ่งวิทย์
      สุทัศน์ พึ่งวิทย์

      Iove...u....love...u.....Fc..

      about 6 days ago