Before Tanks There Was::::::::::::::::

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Before Tanks There Was::::::::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:18 pm

The Lombard Log Hauler!



Used in the Great North Woods to pull long
trains of sledges loaded down with logs
during the long Maine winters!

First commercial use of Crawler/Tank treads......



Did the work of 60 horses!

Ye Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard_Steam_Log_Hauler

Danf.
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Re: Before Tanks There Was::::::::::::::::

Postby Piechap » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:55 pm

Hey dan4th

Have you got any more historic vehicles hidden away over there In freezing cold Maine?

If so please post at your earliest oppurtunity

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Postby Howslo » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:26 pm

Fantastic! Didn't know they existed!
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Re: Before Tanks There Was::::::::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:14 am

First successful, practical use of the crawler tread.....

I personaly think Bovington needs one, and despite
the fact that very few Lombards were made, quite
a few actually survive!

I know where there's one sitting in a field!

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Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:39 pm

Dan4th wrote:First successful, practical use of the crawler tread.....

I personaly think Bovington needs one, and despite
the fact that very few Lombards were made, quite
a few actually survive!

I know where there's one sitting in a field!
Danf.



Well I suggest you submit a reasonable bid for it! ;)
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Re: Before Tanks There Was::::::::::::::::

Postby 34053 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:44 am

Howslo wrote:Fantastic! Didn't know they existed!


Me neither!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for 'educating us' (once again) Dan.

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