|A Lombard on display in New Hampshire - click to enlarge|
The purpose of this machine was to pull loads of logs out of the woods to rivers for rafting the logs downstream to the mills; or to railheads.
Later in the 1920's and 1930's Lombard built "tow machines" with internal combustion engines which were less powerful than his steam machines. (example below)
Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard_Steam_Log_Hauler for more information.
|A Lombard with internal combustion engine - click to enlarge|