Lombard Log Haulers
It was the predecessor of all the track-powered vehicles in the world. Every snowmobile, military tank, and bulldozer owes its beginnings to the train-like log-hauling machine invented and patented by Alvin O. Lombard in his shop in Waterville, Maine. Alvin’s strange invention was used extensively in the Allagash region in the early 1900s. Pieces of Lombards remain at Cunliffe and Churchill Depots and at Tramway.
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Brochure Created by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Lombard's 1899 Patent for a wood chipping machine
Lombard's 1901 Patent for a "Logging Engine"
Lombard's 1907 Patent for a "Log Hauler"
Lombard's 1910 Patent for a "Machine for Making Roads"
Lombard's 1910 Patent for a "Traction Engine"
Lombard's 1910 Patent for a "Log Carrying Sled"
Lombard's 1917 Patent for a Patent "Tractor Truck"
Lombard's 1899 Patent for a "Feed Attachment for Pulp Wood Barkers"
Lombard's 1929 Patent for a "Traction Device"
Schematic Drawing of a Diesel Lombard by Terry Harper
*Special thanks to Terry Harper for helping acquire much of this information.