You are here: Home
General Purpose & Agricultural Traction Engines
The traction engine made a huge impact on the farming community as they could do the work of several horses. The General Purpose Traction Engine (GP) became the tool of the countryside, coming into it’s own at harvest time, when used to haul and drive the huge threshing drums.
Although designed primarily for threshing work, the GP engine had other qualities, which made it indispensable in other areas of farming – forestry work, hauling the felled trees, wood cutting, driving the saw benches, wagon haulage, ground clearance and direct ploughing were all made comparatively easier with the arrival of self propelled steam power.