The Crack Of Dawn!

F/10.0, 1/400, ISO 125.

John Deere Tractor At Dawn

What do you get when you cross a robot and a tractor?

transfarmer.

Interesting Fact: The first powered farm implements in the early 19th century were portable engines – steam engines on wheels that could be used to drive mechanical farm machinery by way of a flexible belt. Richard Trevithick designed the first ‘semi-portable’ stationary steam engine for agricultural use, known as a “barn engine” in 1812, and it was used to drive a corn threshing machine.[4] The truly portable engine was invented in 1839 by William Tuxford of Boston, Lincolnshire who started manufacture of an engine built around a locomotive-style boiler with horizontal smoke tubes. A large flywheel was mounted on the crankshaft, and a stout leather belt was used to transfer the drive to the equipment being driven. In the 1850s, John Fowler used a Clayton & Shuttleworth portable engine to drive apparatus in the first public demonstrations of the application of cable haulage to cultivation. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractor#History )

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9 Comments

    • That’s awesome, they are an amazing pice of equipment. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  1. We, too, use John Deere equipment on our farm, but living in the Midwest, we have not had the opportunity to see one working seaside. Wonderful composition! Thank you for sharing this moment!

    • You are very welcome, I am really glad that I am able to share my work with you. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. Great pic and post. I suppose a transfarmer could be a farmer who is gender-uncertain too. 🙂

    • I guess it could be, never thought about it that way. 🙂 Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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