Hey there all!
I am am member of the La Crosse Oktoberfest Grenadiers and in that capacity, I attend many parades to promote La Crosse's Oktoberfest festival around the area.
Today, I had the opportunity to attend a parade in rural (very rural!) Spring Grove, Minnesota to march in their parade. There were quite a few vintage tractors in the parade (unfortunately, no Cub!
) But the COOLEST (WAY COOLEST) tractor was a 1921 Hart-Parr "30" tractor. I don't know whether this tractor was a two cylinder job or even just a one-cylinder tractor, but it was really "Popping" The engine was amidships of the tractor, with the radiator on the front. To me, the most interesting thing was that the exhaust came out the front of the tractor right under the radiator. There was NO concern on the tractor for ergonomics for the driver as the seat was on the EXTREME rear of the tractor and hung out in the middle of the air!!!
I wish I had some pictures to post of the machine, but it was QUITE THE SITE!!!
Have any of you guys seen this brand of tractor before?
Other than that unit, there were several green and yellow jobbers, and one Farmall (that I didn't get the model number". There were a TON of classic cars and bands, etc. and the parade was GREAT...
Just wanted to let you know of my day today!!!
Mike in La Crosse, WI