The driver of this Hart Parr 30-60 shoulda let the Ford cross the bridge first....
The tractor weighed 10 tons (19,750 lbs shipping weight) against the Ford's comparatively svelte 1300-1500 lbs. The hitched 6 bottom platform gang plow alone weighed at least twice that!
Rural bridges were big, and some times deadly problem for threshing and plowing crews as the weights of these mechanical behemoths were far beyond anything the builders of these structures ever imagined they'd have to bear
I hope he got to jump first!
Hart Parr 30-60s were built from 1911-1916
Rules of driving in 1920's was the larger vehicle has the right of way.
My grandfather and the boys used to travel doing threshing with their rig.Once using a friends steam engine which was too heavy for the bridge they got of a full head of steam and drove it across the Pine River.Bud in Wheeler,Mi.