Ploughing machines came up during the years 1830 – 1870 when the need was felt by farmers to have machines that can till vast swathes of land. While a large horse could plough about one acre a day, a good ploughing machine using a 1000 kg of coal could be used to till about 20 times more land.
These had engines constructed out of boilers that produced steam to run them. And these ploughing engines were popular until the 1920s after which more powerful fuel based engines started appearing in the market.
Though several firms made such engines, one notable company that belonged to John Fowler Jr. made a wide variety of portable boiler units that were used as ploughing machines, cranes, etc. was the most popular of all brands.
This BB1 Steam Plougher is a replica of the original that was displayed at a fair in Dorset. The highly detailed replica is a great reminder of a bygone era of steam power.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5|