Massey Harris GP 60" - Kettle River Museum - Midway, BC
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N 49° 00.678 W 118° 47.164
11U E 369394 N 5430248
Quick Description: "Midway" between Greenwood and Rock Creek (not really, but in the vicinity), the Kettle River Museum is on the north side of Highway 3, across from and a bit west of the town of Midway.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 4/13/2013 1:24:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMGVPN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
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Long Description:
The Massey-Harris 15/22 GP (General Purpose) tractor, produced from 1930 to 1936, was the first Massey-Harris designed tractor. Its original selling price was $1,000.

As Massey never built engines, this one uses a 4 cylinder Hercules gasoline engine of 3.7(226 ci) litre displacement. With an advertised 22 HP at the belt and 15 at the drawbar, it tested as being able to produce 24.84 HP at the belt and 19.91 at the drawbar.

This Hercules engine was an overhead valve engine and had a bore and stroke of 4 X 4.5 inches. Its rated speed was 1200 RPM. 1936 was the first and only year that the OHV Hercules was used.

This tractor bears the numbers 303128 and 60 on the name plate, meaning that it was the 128th tractor of the 1936 model year and that it has a 60" tread. The tractor came with a choice of four treads - 40, 60, 66 and 76 inch.

The GP was a four wheel drive, one of the first of that type to enter the market. It weighed 3,900 pounds dry, and came with a 3 speed transmission which enabled a ground speed of 4 miles per hour in third gear.
Engine Type: Internal Combustion

Wheel Type: Rubber

Make: Massey Harris

Model: GP 60"

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