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Why do they call steam rollers, steam rollers?

Asked by Loried2008 (1998points) May 22nd, 2009

They don’t produce, get rid of, or have anything to do with steam

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Les's avatar

They’re powered by steam engines (or at least, they were).

Loried2008's avatar

really? I didn’t know that

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mk thanks :)

justwannaknow's avatar

Because they &^$#.... Les beat me to it.

basstrom188's avatar

Up to the WWII road rollers were driven by steam. Even though they are now powered by a diesel engine the name has stuck.

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