Monday, February 06, 2017

the Nattrass Rail Tractor, made in New Zealand by a race car driver, car salesman, and inventor Harold Nattrass, winning driver of the 1921 New Zealand Motor Cup

In November 1924 Nattrass was granted a patent for his rail tractors using Fordson farm tractor engines and transmissions. The Nattrass was a simple, lightweight machine, available at an affordable price which allowed the sawmillers to expand their operations into areas previously inaccessible with horse teams.

 As a prolific inventor Nattrass held a number of patents additional to the rail tractor, including an electric car jack, a rotating viewing screen for ships, and a rotary car engine

both photos by DJ Maciulaitis

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