1949 Multi-Ped Walking Tractor
Manufacture: Multi-Ped Traction Limited, Edmonton, Alberta
Engine: Case Model R tractor, 4 cylinder Wasukesha
Edward ( Ward ) Snell of Edmonton wanted to design a machine that could travel over muskeg and rough terrain. Wheeled vehicles often got bogged down under these conditions, so Snell made his tractor walk rather than roll. The legs move independently, making the tractor walk. Along with Aimee Dragon, who owned a repair shop in Wetaskiwin, Snell built this prototype between 1947 and 1949.