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    1926 snow machine

    Hey! Callin' all ye 'nawthenars'.
    This is what y'all need.
    Not a bad idea, actually.

    You're not gonna believe this..............Talk about ingenuity!
    This is a really neat 1926 silent film (on video) of a tractor-snow-machine invented by Henry Ford, who is shown driving it.
    Watch the whole thing. Note the "hat."
    After seeing this video, it almost make you want to live in a place that gets tons of snow each year!!

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...topicseen.html

    Here's 1926 technology that should be brought back - just in time for the next Ice Age!
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    That's realy cool Frank. I winder why there not still in use.
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    Now there's something you don't see every day! Thanks for posting it.

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    That was really cool !!
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Very cool indeed, Frank.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    ...I winder why there not still in use.
    I suspect that track-style propulsion (like a SnowCat or snowmobile) is more efficient.
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    'nother reason for their obsolescence is their vulnerability to abrasion. Sand & pebbles on & in the snow would eat a hole in 'em, & then it'd just be a matter of time before they filled up.

    That was right around the time when they stopped dragging snow INTO the roads (for sleighs) and started pushing it OUT of the roads (for cars), too. Pushing it out exposed dirt & rocks, and you couldn't tell a farmer he always hadda' stay off the roads with his screwdriver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hofstetter View Post
    'nother reason for their obsolescence is their vulnerability to abrasion. Sand & pebbles on & in the snow would eat a hole in 'em, & then it'd just be a matter of time before they filled up.

    That was right around the time when they stopped dragging snow INTO the roads (for sleighs) and started pushing it OUT of the roads (for cars), too. Pushing it out exposed dirt & rocks, and you couldn't tell a farmer he always hadda' stay off the roads with his screwdriver.
    When I was a kid living in Bartlett NH the farmer on the road I lived on used to roll the snow from the village center to his farm. About 5 miles. It was a bit rutty come spring
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