Garage In the 1920s, Fordson tractors were turned into snowmobiles – Larry Edsall @ClassicCars.com

Mount a pair of screw-designed and hollow pontoons on either side of a Fordson tractor and you might be able to travel pretty much anywhere, over snow, ice, even over water.

That was the idea behind the Fordson snowmobile concept vehicles — aka the Snow-Motor — created in the mid-to-late 1920s. What is believed to be the only one still operational was restored and displayed by the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Alaska.

Top speed is reported to be 8 mph but the device can tow 20 tons of logs out of the forest.

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