Portable engine

Portable engine


Carrbridge, United Kingdom (GB)
A portable engine is a small steam engine, mounted on wheels or skids, which is used for driving machinery using a belt from its flywheel. It is not self-propelled and is towed to the work site by horses or bullocks, or even a traction engine. Portable engines were used mainly for driving agricultural machinery, such as threshing machines. In industrialised countries they are no longer used for commercial purposes, but preserved examples can often be seen at steam fairs driving circular saws or other equipment for demonstration purposes.
A portable engine is a small steam engine, mounted on wheels or skids, which is used for driving machinery using a belt from its flywheel. It is not self-propelled and is towed to the work site by horses or bullocks, or even a traction engine. Portable engines were used mainly for driving agricultural machinery, such as threshing machines. In industrialised countries they are no longer used for commercial purposes, but preserved examples can often be seen at steam fairs driving circular saws or other equipment for demonstration purposes.
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