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Bryan Lightweight Steam Tractor


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Old 01-06-2006, 03:22:39 AM
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I took these photos of a Bryan steam tractor in 2003 at Rollag (WMSTR).
Here's some specifications I have of a 20 h.p. Bryan:
Road Speed: Creeping to 5 mph.
Total Tractor Length: 11 ft. 8 in.
Total Tractor Width: 6 ft. 5 1/2 in.
Total Tractor Height: 5 ft. 6 in.
Rear Wheel Diameter: 52 in., face 12 in.
Weight: 5,500 lbs.
Governor: Pickering Enclosed.
Engine: 4" bore, 5" stroke, 220 rpm. 2-cylinder with piston valves.
Boiler: Water-tube, 600 lbs. steam pressure.
Burner: Vaporizing Type, Fire Automatic.
Fuel: Distillate or kerosene.
Pumps: Plunger type.
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Default Re: Bryan Lightweight Steam Tractor

Here's 2 more photos I shot in 2003. The last 2 were taken in 1971 . . . I think? This Bryan was owned by the late Elmer Larson of Moorhead, Minn. I don't know where it went after he passed away?
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Default Re: Bryan Lightweight Steam Tractor

WOW, that things kinda neat. never seens or heard of anything like that before, besides the "automated" baker. by the way, where was that built?
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Default Re: Bryan Lightweight Steam Tractor

I am wondering what the boiler inspectors think of something like that, and what it would take to operate one in public?
I know steam cars run at similar boilers at pressures like that, and even higher, but I believe they fall under the DMV with very little regulation on the boiler.

A wee little info I could find.
http://ghlin2.greenhills.net/~apatter/bryan.html
http://www.energysolutionscenter.org...yanBoilers.htm
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The Bryan steam tractor was built by, Bryan Harvester Co., Peru, Indiana. I think the company is still in business? Go to Google and type in Bryan or Bryan Harvester Co., Bryan steam tractor, and see what you find!
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I don't recall who the present owner is but the restoration was done by Peter Mantz, formerly of Rosholt SD. He and his Dad, Jerry, are active members at Rollag. There was quite a comprehensive story about this tractor in Farm COllector magazine not TOO long ago.
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hi guys. i think after elmer it was owned by Pross now its owned by peterson. haven't seen it run for a few years at rollag. Craig i think the guys your thinking of are Mandts(still not sure if i spelt it right but its pronounced MOTT)
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hi guys. i think after elmer it was owned by Pross now its owned by peterson. haven't seen it run for a few years at rollag. Craig i think the guys your thinking of are Mandts(still not sure if i spelt it right but its pronounced MOTT)
You're right Colin----MANDT........................
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