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Old 12-10-2018, 11:32:43 AM
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Came across this image while looking for some other information. It comes from this website:
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011...ctor-with.html
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How would you steer that monstrosity?
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:09:29 PM
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Steer? oh, er......

(designer draws a blank at that point)

Just kidding. I have seem pics of some similar contraptions for use on soft ground in polders in the Netherlands. I believe they were primarily for straight line plowing and ditching, if they are the same type of machine as the pic posted here.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:47:04 PM
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Motorhome with a satellite dish? For those rainy years at the Portland IN show?
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:30:14 PM
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That looks fake
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They took it apart at the end of field & reassembled it facing the other direction.
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It must have been for work in soft ground with the extra wide tracks and wheels. What is the contraption hanging off the side? Maybe for some kind of ditching? I just looked at the site where G found this. It's made for ditching.

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I bet it was built by an Englishman.
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Well lit for night operations too.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:45:17 PM
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I am curious whether it had a single track, or if there was a matching track on the other side of the power plant? I don't know much about crawlers, other than that some sort of steering clutches are employed. That being said, are their greater challenges in steering a single track? Was it not the Joliet-Bates Tractor that had a single track at its rear and two steers out front?
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