The Parrett Tractor Company was founded in 1913 by brothers Dent and Henry Parrett in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Parrett tractors design featured a distinctive sideways-mounted radiator and a cross-mounted engine. Another distinguishing feature was their large front wheels. The Parrett tractor was chosen by Massey-Harris for their second attempt at selling a tractor after the Bull failed. In 1918 Parrett and Massey-Harris signed a deal for M-H to build the Parrett at a factory in Weston, Ontario in Canada. After the failed Bull deal M-H whanted control of production.
Parrett model rangeEdit
The first successful production model was the 1915 introduced Parrett 10-20.
The 10-20 was redesigned to become the Parrett 12-25 (Model E and Model H) tractors. A more powerful model.
A Parrett 15-30 (Model K), was also offered.
In 1918 the Massey-Harris company of Canada transferred the Parrett factory to Weston, Ontario, and the Parrett 12-25 was markeded as the Massey-Harris No.1 and No. 2 both with Buda engines, but different gearboxes and drive to the rear wheels.
The odd example of a Parrett has been imported into the UK, and a few of the latter Massey-Harris versions also exist.
- Parrett 10-20 of 1917 belonging to M. Kendall was demonstrated at the Little Casterton Working Weekend in 2009.
References / sourcesEdit
- ↑ A World Wide Guide to Massey-Harris, Ferguson and Early Massey Ferguson Tractors, by John Farnworth. page 4
- ↑ Tractors - The worlds greatest tractord by Micheal Williams, page 26
- Steel wheels web site Pre 1930 tractors