'Old Reliable' Just That: 1913 Hart-Parr 30-60 Nears Century Mark
Nearly a century old, this Hart-Parr 30-60 is living up to the model's moniker, 'Old Reliable'
The 1913 Hart-Parr 30-60 at the 2008 Maumee Valley Show, New Haven, Ind.
Courtesy of Mark Schuller
The 1913 Hart-Parr 30-60 on auction day in Conrad, Mont., in 1986.
The 30-60’s engine access door. Positioned toward the front of the tractor, the door gives easy access to the crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons. The latter, according to a 1913 Hart-Parr catalog, could be easily removed “in minutes.”
Rear wheel extensions for the 30-60.
Rear view of the Hart-Parr 30-60. There was no provision for an operator’s seat. The tractor’s rear wheel measures 66 inches in diameter; the flywheel is 58 inches in diameter.
An early 1900s image showing “the oldest Hart-Parr in the world,” en route to the Fargo National Tractor Demonstration.
Courtesy of Mark Schuller; colorized by Farm Collector.