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Minneapolis-Moline

Postby NavyBM » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:45 pm

Any Minneapolis-Moline experts out there? Ive always had a small interest in those tractors but know little to nothing about them. Any favorites or most reliable ones? Thinking about a UB or R but not sure??? Let me know what anyone has to offer, stories, pictures of your MM, etc.
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Re: Minneapolis-Moline

Postby 2cubs » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:33 pm

I know a limited amount about molines. I have restored a MM ZAU which we use on the farm. Between Dad and I we own 6 MM tractors.
1: Jetstar 3 super
2: RTU
3: UTS Special
4: ZAN
5: ZAU
6: ZTU
7: ZAU parts tractor

In my opinion the UB would be a better choice. The UB has a foot clutch rather than a hand clutch if that makes any difference to you.

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Re: Minneapolis-Moline

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:01 pm

I have 2 Avery V tractors (about the same size as a Cub) and a MM BG Offset (about the same size as a SA). MM purchased Avery in about 1948 and continued to produce the small tractors until about 1954 or 1955 branded MM and painted Prairie Gold.
EDIT: Here's one forum I like. http://forum.minneapolis-moline.com/ Also there is a sub-forum on yesterday's tractor forum that has lots of information.
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Re: Minneapolis-Moline

Postby Eugene » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:16 pm

Drove a UB many miles towing a corn sheller while working for my uncle.

I an another hired hand set the sheller up and were shelling corn. Wind changed while we were both in the corn crib. Husks landed on the tractor and started a fire. Burnt up uncle's tractor.

This was in central Iowa. Uncle only had Minneapolis Moline tractors and machinery for farm work.

In some areas Minneapolis Moline were a popular make, other areas not so much or not at all.

If you are interested in purchasing a Minneapolis Moline tractor, get on tractor data.com and check out the different sizes and features. Find one or several that are suitable for your needs.
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Re: Minneapolis-Moline

Postby SONNY » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:00 pm

U and UB
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These were my MM U and UB diesel that I put together in 1967 and farmed large farms with them.-- They pulled 7 bottom 16" squadron hitch plow with no problem.---Back then in this area a single tractor with 4 bottoms was considered big.
We had several U gas tractors and dad had a UB special with M-5 kit in it.--That was his favorite MM at the time. M-5 would be another good model! thanks; sonny


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