Tanklike Tractor Carries Welder to Repair Job (Jul, 1933)

Tanklike Tractor Carries Welder to Repair Job
Maneuverable as a war tank, an endless-tread tractor, just developed by Westinghouse engineers, carries a built-in welding outfit right to the point where it is needed for railway repairs. The fifteen-foot machine easily ambles across rails, runs along side slopes as steep as forty-five degrees without overturning, and climbs a ramp onto a flat car when its work of repairing battered rail ends and worn crossings is done. Its gasoline motor drives dynamos that supply current for the welding electrodes.

3 comments
  1. [...] When it comes to automation and robots taking over the role of welders take a look at this piece of equipment found at Modernmechanix [...]

  2. galessa says: February 5, 20075:47 pm

    wonderful machine… phalic? not sure.

  3. Welding Tank!! : International Welder says: January 1, 20096:14 pm

    [...] When it comes to automation and robots taking over the role of welders take a look at this piece of equipment found at Modernmechanix [...]

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