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Jay Leno’s 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine

1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine. Lovingly restored by Jay’s friend Orman Rawlings, this 104-year-old steam-powered vehicle weighs 13 tons and clocks about 4 mph. If you need traction for your more rugged outdoor projects, this engine recently hauled a 55,000-pound sled!

A steam tractor is a vehicle powered by a steam engine which is used for pulling.In North America, the term steam tractor usually refers to a type of agricultural tractor powered by a steam engine, used extensively in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In Great Britain, the term steam tractor is more usually applied to the smallest models of traction engine – typically those weighing seven tons or less – used for hauling small loads on public roads.

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Although known as light steam tractors, these engines are generally just smaller versions of the ‘road locomotive’.