6" Tasker "Little Giant" Steam Tractor
Steam Test Exp:
We had a great day road testing this engine! This is the first 6” Tasker we have driven and although one of the smaller designs of 6” Engines it is a very fun and capable machine.
Based on the small yet handsome 4NHP Tasker “Little Giant” Steam Tractor built by Taskers of Andover we believe this very well sorted engine was the first to be built by Great Northern Steam/Dream Machines. The boiler was built by John Rex Model Engineers and as we understand it was all built in the UK.
Since completion the engine has clearly been looked after and maintained. It steams like a witch and is very easy to get along with. On the road in top gear she gets along at an impressive turn of speed and even the big hill up into our yard didn’t bring her to a halt and the need to change down to bottom wheel.
The John Rex boiler is reported to be in good condition but will have a 10 year inspection and hydraulic before sale by an independent inspector. Water feed is through a crankshaft driven pump and steam injector.
The engine is considerably bigger than 4” Traction engines, overall dimension are similar to a 4” McLaren road loco but she sits taller. Overall 7' long, 5' tall and 2'8" wide, estimated weight 750kg.
As with all our ready to rally engines it will come with a full set of firing irons, coal, oil and a days tuition included. Part exchange of all steam and vintage vehicles included.
Important Note: We recommend when purchasing any steam vehicle to employ the services of your own boiler inspector for independent advice and not solely rely on previous test reports.