Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Maryland's Eastern Shore, Cambridge MD.
Re: Diesel vs Steam Tractors
I'm a tech with a John Deere dealer for 23 years , and I saw a great weight disadvantage with the Deere from the get go , even though the J. Deere is definitely modified it wouldn't get any traction without more weight . The steam engine could hold the Deere still all day spinning wheels by just holding his brakes . It looked like also at the end of the footage the Deere lost the front wheel drive , even if it was working it would not have helped.