pesco at February 24th, 2014 12:24 — #1
steampunkbanana at February 24th, 2014 12:32 — #2
funruly at February 24th, 2014 12:52 — #3
Chrysler, 60s, also a screw-drive, but amphibious.
Hmm, Wiki sez the Fordson is on display outside of Sacramento.
She looks like a Beaut!
funkdaddy at February 24th, 2014 13:03 — #4
Amphibious the way that most amphibians are amphibious tho, it needs the wet I'll warrant or they would have shown otherwise. Still, with an ominous faring & some weapons mounted it would make a keen villain vehicle. COBRA!!
amstrad at February 24th, 2014 13:05 — #5
kpkpkp at February 24th, 2014 13:13 — #6
Reminds me of the Sidewinder Forklift:
kaleberg7 at February 24th, 2014 13:30 — #7
If you've ever watched How to Marry a Millionaire, you might recognize a descendant of this device up in the forests of Maine, as played, I'm sure, by the forests of California.
funkdaddy at February 24th, 2014 13:53 — #8
I think I prefer the russian version. Proper villainy really requires vehicles that can knock trees out of it's way while retreating too/attacking from a secret liar hidden in a stinking swampy cesspool.
crenquis at February 24th, 2014 14:06 — #9
Convenient for travel from Interzone.
bruhinb at February 24th, 2014 14:20 — #10
- The tractor version of this machine is simply terrifying. Ending up
under a tractor tire would suck, seriously. Ending up under one of
these screws would really be ending up totally screwed, though!
Let's not even try to imagine what happens when the driver falls
- Do we still do unicorn chasers? After watching that farmer beat his
horse senseless because it was unable to walk in deep snow, I kinda
hi_endian at February 24th, 2014 14:39 — #11
Any ideas as to why these things aren't more common today?
old at February 24th, 2014 15:08 — #12
Same for a regular tractor.
I like to imagine the horse bit his nads off when they got back to the barn.
crenquis at February 24th, 2014 15:09 — #13
We had this one, Hus-Ski (probably 50 yrs after that sledge) -- never worked during my lifetime...
My brother just sold it to somebody who was going to restore it. It was in almost perfect shape since it had just sat in the barn all those years.
nashrambler at February 24th, 2014 15:26 — #14
Just a guess, but the economics don't really play out. I mean, how much snow do you really need to plow, anyway? It's basically a machine to move a human being, and if that's what needs to happen it's pretty damn inefficient at it. Just a guess, but I'd say between economic development in rural areas, WWII bringing a lot of technological changes, and the progressive improvements in snowmobiles beginning in the late-60's, you just never really needed a giant motor on huge hollow screws.
jim_kirk at February 24th, 2014 15:48 — #15
With a little modification, subterranean!
steampunkbanana at February 24th, 2014 15:48 — #16
Yeah, but you always WANT giant motors on huge hollow screws.
xzzy at February 24th, 2014 16:05 — #17
I swear I hear the A-Team jingle at least twice in that video.
davide405 at February 24th, 2014 16:24 — #18
Also, I now require a new upgrade to be made available for Badass Dragons of the Wasteland.
vanwall at February 24th, 2014 17:24 — #19
devophill at February 24th, 2014 17:58 — #20
225 cubic inch Slant 6! That's what I had in my Dart.
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