Thursday 1 August 2013

Taskers B2 'Little Giant' Steam Road Tractor, 1914

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Built to the same design as 'Blossom' of 1917, featured on this blog last month, this is a Tasker and Sons of Andover B2 'Little Giant' steam road tractor, a small traction engine design built for road haulage. This one is works number 1599 of 1914, registered AA5296 and developing five nominal horsepower. This one is shown in a timber yard scene, where it could be used to power the saws used to cut the wood and also haul it to customers or a railway yard for onward transportation on trailers. Like 'Blossom', it is on display at the Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

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