Friday, June 27, 2008

Massey Harris tractor... chain drive, and not a big and little tire combo... Maybe a 1930 General Purpose

The Massey-Harris GP 4wd was offered from 1930-1938. The GP was originally produced by the Wallis the tractor line owned by the Case Plow Company (The Case Plow Company was a separate company from J.I Case). In 1928 Massey-Harris acquired the Wallis tractor line to ad tractors to its successful implement business. In 1930 Massey-Harris introduced the GP 4wd to enter the row crop market. The GP was powered by a 226 cubic-inch 4 cylinder Hercules engine. With tread widths of 48, 56, 60, 66 and 76 inches the GP was a true row cropper. The GP 4wd is viewed as the first true 4wd tractor. It does not articulate or have 4 way steering like the modern 4wds. The GP is steered with right and left side breaking, which allows for short turns.
Thanks to MC for showing me this unusual tractor, how incredible to run across this, and the REO school bus in the same day!
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