Fyodor Blinov

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1894-97 portrait of Blinov

Fyodor Abramovich Blinov (1827–1902) was a Russian inventor who introduced on the first tracked vehicles (a wagon on continuous tracks) in 1877 (patented in 1879), and then developed his idea and built the first steam-powered continuous track tractor for farm usage (1881-1888). His self-propelled crawler was successfully tested and displayed at farmer's exhibition in 1896.

The draft of Blinov's steam-powered continuous track tractor

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