Prairie gold Minneapolis-Moline tractors stand in a class by themselves
The Minneapolis-Moline Uni-Baler, from the collection of Bergman Farms, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
The 1940 Minneapolis-Moline Model R standard with cab, ready for its first show. The restoration was completed the night before the tractor's debut when the cab’s doors were retrieved from the body shop and installed.
Photo courtesy Dale Elder
“Uncle Harry” at the wheel of the Elders’ 1937 MM Model Z.
Another restored Minneapolis-Moline Model Z displayed at the Mount Gilead show.
This 1951 Minneapolis-Moline Model U originally belonged to Howard Elder.
A “farmer” driving the Minneapolis-Moline Model R with cab, complete with arm hanging out the side window.
This 1938 Minneapolis-Moline Model UDLX Comfortractor is owned by Don Wolf, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Minneapolis-Moline’s heavy-duty, wire-tie Bale-O-Matic, equipped with a Wisconsin V-4 engine.
The smallest MM: the 1- to 2-plow Model BF.
This Model GB was Minneapolis-Moline’s biggest tractor in 1958. It is owned by Mike Murphy, Edison, Ohio.