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A wagon for Bessie


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Old 01-25-2005, 12:25:56 AM
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Here is a pic of the steel wheeled wagon I just finished revamping to mount my 12hp Bessemer halfbreed on. Having the old gal on wheels will sure make the restoration easier. I can roll her into the shop for weekend work sessions then roll her back out to carry on another weeks business! I put a couple pics of the engine on the OFES site if you would care to check them out. Bill Klein
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Excellent job Bill.What are you going to pull it with?How much does the Bessemer weigh?
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I'll pull it as needed with a tractor or truck or garden tractor if it's on firm ground. The steel wheels roll well on a hard surface but really sink into mud! I figure the engine weighs app 3000 lbs by comparing it to my 15 Reid which is app 4500 lbs. If anyone has knowledge of the weight of this type of engine I would appreciate the info. Maybe I will haul it to some scales when I have the engine mounted and am bringing it home. Bill
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Here is a pic while setting the Bessemer onto the wagon. Now I can wheel her in & work on her as time permits. Bill Klein
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