Farm Collector

A lifetime memory of a UDLX

Check out one reader’s story about living in South Dakota and seeing his zone manager driving into town in a UDLX.

I have a story I want to share with you. I’m extremely slow in responding to Bob Pripps’ article “One of a Kind” in the September 2018 issue of Farm Collector. In 1938, my family added a farm machinery dealership to their ranching operation. We started out with Minneapolis-Moline and later added J.I. Case, Massey-Harris, Packard cars and Jeeps.

Now, to my reason for writing. Bob mentioned that M-M zone managers would drive a UDLX to visit their dealers, but only on very rare occasions. We lived in Winner, South Dakota, and our zone headquarters was in Omaha. I was quite young at the time, but I distinctly remember when our zone manager drove into town in a UDLX. What an attraction in that small farming community! The only tractor we ever sold with a cab was an M-M Model R. Thank you for letting me share an old man’s memory with you.

Harry Jones,1336 2nd St., Brookings, S.D. 57006;

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  • Published on Aug 10, 2020
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