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10' Steel Wheel Driver


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Old 10-21-2007, 09:02:19 PM
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pics of the front wheel
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:06:02 PM
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:16:06 PM
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That's got to be one of the biggest front wheels ever made! WOW!
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:41:48 PM
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^ Mike.........Harold isn't that tall.......

Still......that's one big front wheel!.......
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:58:03 PM
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Harold isn't a descendent of one of the people that posed by the 150 HP Case steamer front wheels, is he????
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:14:03 PM
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No claim to fame there Sure would be fun to know just for curiosity sake what these wheels came off of. Must have been some impressive machine!

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Old 10-22-2007, 07:11:16 PM
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Here's a thought, what about the Hovland Swather (Travelling Thresher) at WDM? Here is the picture's address.

http://www.wdm.ca/images/hovland.jpg
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:52:53 PM
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Among the stuff we picked up at this site was a platform and pickup from a Western Harvester that was built in Stockton, CA under the supervision of the Caterpiller Corp.. This according to a brass tag that was on it. Does anyone have a picture of this machine and could it have been similar to the one in the post above? Just brainstorming.

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:08:33 PM
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picture of other rear wheel
This does indeed look like a 27-44 TC Road King wheel.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:37:14 PM
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That segmented gear and the way it mounts to the rim sure looks Wallis to me. But the size is larger even that the Bear.
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Here is some pictures to a post on a TC here on smokstak, dont look near as big..

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39079
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:08:47 AM
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Agreed. Only the "little" rear wheel looks like TC. The 10' one does not.
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Made some progress in solving the mystery of these big wheels today. Dad was looking through some old issues of a collector magazine that we get and found this picture and article. This is the machine, just don't know who made it or what it was called.

Brian

(This excerpt is from the December, 2003, issue of Farm Collector Magazine)
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Brian!
Isn't early iron interesting!??!
You are really on to something there. Please keep digging! It would sure be nice to learn more about this.
Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:52:34 PM
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Thanks for the article. Might there be any frame & engine to go along with the monster wheels?

Here's a picture of the 25 hp Port Huron HighWheeler (that our dear friend G Willikers ran at Wauseon last year!) sitting between the 26 simple Port Huron & my 24 Port Huron. Those wheels make us look small.

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Here is some big drivers,,,i have picture of my Son with this flour city HE is 4ft 7in. tall & thats the center of that rear driver
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I just about can't believe it but it sure looks like you found it Brian!
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:32:02 PM
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Default Re: 10' Steel Wheel Driver

Bruce, Maybe what you have is a Joseph Brown steam wagon wheels? It don't look the same, the steam wagon had some big wheels. And they traveled, MN. SD, and NE.



Here is a link to more info about the steam wagon:
Joseph R. Brown Steam Wagon
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Default Re: 10' Steel Wheel Driver

A couple of other collectors have mentioned the steam wagon. We are quite sure it is exactly like the picture posted by Brian. One comment has been early experimental Transit Thresher. However, Transit Thresher/Gas Traction tractors had eight foot rear wheels. It also does have characteristics somewhat similar to the Gas Traction all be it bigger. The front pedestal appears to have been constucted out of angle iron but is in the same configuration as the Gas Tractions front cast iron pedestal. The radiator looks as if it could have been a Murphy Style radiator with some of the same charactertics that the Gas Tractions used. Engine looks to have been a large upright inline 4 cyl. Just don't know yet at this time. Whoever made the tractor must have figured out that it was to BIG! Pictures are being spread around to various collectors/literature collectors and maybe someone will come up with something. For now...just interesting!
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Have any other parts been found, or just the one rear and one front wheel?
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