Geelong Vintage Machinery and Classic Truck Show – day 2
The oiler on my traction engine failed today, so I did not run the teaction engine, and I had some time to look around the other displays. The oiler failed due to some grit in the non return valve, easily fixed when I got it back to the workshop.
As always at this annual show, the trucks and classic cars are fabulous.
All weekend, tractors were competing in a tractor pull test. The load gradually increases, with the tractor pulling with all it its might, until it runs out of either power or traction.
The smell of diesel fumes, and the noise, was magnificent.
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And my favourite, of course, was the mighty R3 Fowler. In this instance effortlessly powering a large pump.