A Model D Worth Waiting For

Farmer and Moline-Universal reunited after a half century

Above: This 2-row cultivator was designed by the Moline Plow Co. specifically for the Universal Model D. Norm found this implement in Tea, S.D., after he had finished the tractor’s restoration.Left: Norm’s Moline-Universal Model D was delivered with this 2-bottom plow, which also provided the rear wheels. The black box visible above the seat is the dial-control for the tractor’s electric governor. Norm added the rubber tread to the wheels so he could drive the tractor in parades.Below: Wichard Ruhaak with the Model D shortly after it was pulled from the trees.