Henry Ford’s 1926 “Snow-Motor”

For your viewing amazement, a demonstration film (silent) from 1926, of Henry Ford's "Snow-Motor". This tractor uses large pontoons that operate like giant Archimedes Screws to propel the tractor over very deep snow. The short film also demonstrates the towing capability of the machine by showing it haul a large pallet of cut logs over snow without bogging down.

A still from the video (the link to the video is below):


Let me repeat: this is from 1926.

Ford's "Snow-Motor"


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