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Antique Minneapolis Moline Tractor: MM Z

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This tractor first appeared in 1937 and featured a new "Visionlined" design. Visionlined meant "streamlining a tractor with a purpose" which was a concept MM wished to be remembered for.

MM Z Tractor


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Comments on this Tractor

Kevin wrote on Saturday, August 03, 2013 (PDT):
  • I am restoring an mm z. Does anyone know how many quarts of hydraulic fluid this tractor takes. It has the square oil reservoir. Thanks.
    Brett Bindics wrote on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have my Dad s 53 ZBU and I would like to paint it with Rustoleum oil paint.Does anybody know the codes for the harvest gold and cherry red
    Ken Stephens wrote on Sunday, March 24, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a 50 z but grew up on a U. Dad said it would burn 40 gal a day or night. Sometimes we would plow all night. What a machine! Had a UTU about 4 years ago but was stolen in Adams ,TN. It was very complete. i would like to think it hasn t been crushed. My nephew stole it. If anyone has knowledge of this I would offer 500 and a good bbq sandwich. Th boy will regret he was ever a part of my family. He gets to deal with both his grandfathers and God over this. the 500 stands good for now. I love reading all these comments as they bring back good memories. I need some tires for the Z I have now. 12.4x38 if anyone has for sale.
    Chip Sneed wrote on Sunday, March 04, 2012 (PST):
  • I grew up on a cotton farm in Green Lake, Texas and Daddy bought a new MM in 1953 or 1954. I spent many years working the tractor but can t remember the model. It had the high steering wheel with the trottle to the right of the steering wheel.. Also the high seat. Single front wheel. He bought it at a dealership in Austwell, Texas. I would love to identify the model and find and restore one. Looking for identification sources. Thanks.
    Mel wrote on Sunday, January 01, 2012 (PST):
  • I have a couple questions about the ZB Mineapolis tractor. How do you set it up for stock tractor pulling What s a good weight class to pull it in If you add weights, where do you suggest they go About what horse power do they have
    Luverne Schmidt wrote on Saturday, July 23, 2011 (PDT):
  • We would be interested in a late model Z, or ZA, or ZB in excellent condition.
    Bill Pearson wrote on Thursday, March 31, 2011 (PDT):
  • The tractor is a ZB or ZA_Model-Special it was made the last year of Z production in 1955-56 If my memory is correct. It had everything you could want, Power stearing heaver brakes, everything but a 3 point hitch. Minneapolis Moline changed models that next year and introduced the 335 445 which was an all new tractor with an all new Hydralic system with a draft sinceing 3 point hitch, made by Cesna aircraft. Both of the new tractors had a different feel, like driving a Ford tractor. I rember that their was a change of ownership,or management at this time in the Company. My father was a MM dealer from 1938 to 1976. I was 10 when the new models came out I rember the company gave away motor bikes and sewing machines with a new tractor.
    Tom Olson wrote on Sunday, December 12, 2010 (PST):
  • would like to know how much compression my 206G-4 engine should have This engine is in my model zas m.m
    DICK VANSCOY wrote on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (PDT):
  • I am restoring a 1953 zb and I have lots of questions like was battery under gas tank or mounted on right side of transmission in a tray type box.
    DICK VANSCOY wrote on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (PDT):
  • I am restoring a 1953 zb and I have lots of questions like was battery under gas tank or mounted on right side of transmission in a tray type box.
    Chuck May wrote on Monday, March 30, 2009 (PDT):
  • My dad recently passed away and we now have a ZB MM for sale. Narrow front - new tires all around. Has been used lightly for the past 20 years. Has a loader on it but can be removed if buyer would like it removed. Please contact me with any questions. I also have pictures if anyone would like to see. 2nd owner- and shedded. 605-695-3597
    brian koeman wrote on Sunday, June 08, 2008 (PDT):
  • I have 4 ZB s 1 ZA and 1UB special diesel , these are great tractors always well be !! i feel sorry for , Chris, MM are great !!stay home chris,or drive and JD !!
    chris elli wrote on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 (PDT):
  • these tractors are junk
    Ross Ronne wrote on Saturday, March 15, 2008 (PDT):
  • I just sold a early MM with a triclicle front I am sure the guy is going to cut it up. Would any one be inyerested in it
    Jim Turner wrote on Monday, January 14, 2008 (PST):
  • I just bought a 1950 ZAN can someone tell me what is the difference between that and a Z or ZA
    Jack wrote on Monday, August 20, 2007 (PDT):
  • We have a ZB that was new in 1955. The wheels were yellow when it was new. Does anybody else have one that had new yellow wheels We use Minny everyday. Love her.
    Carolyn Harouff wrote on Saturday, July 21, 2007 (PDT):
  • We have the manual ony to a MMZ for the universal standard. Would like to know the year made and then what would the manual be worth. Also have a combine and manual for the harvestor model H3. Need to know the year and value.
    scott b. wrote on Thursday, July 12, 2007 (PDT):
  • can anyone help me find manuals brochures, literature on a Z series model ZM. yes, ZM. they were used for military and very few made. my relative has one restored and i would like to get some things as gifts. any help would be appreciated.scott
    Todd Moodispaugh wrote on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 MM mod.ZA,I am looking for a set of fenders for it,I would take either side or both.I would prefer close to southeastern ohio as possible.If anyone can help us out please call 740 667-0644.
    Victor R. Harris wrote on Friday, June 22, 2007 (PDT):
  • I posted a note on Jan 7, 2005 when my dad and I were still rebuilding our 1937 Z. We got it done and running by fall of 2005. Runs great. I lost my dad 80 Years old on July 31 2006. A week before he died we were still working on the tractor making final adjustments. Dad was in a wheel chair and loved that old 1937 MM Z. So do I.
    clyde j, myers wrote on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (PDT):
  • All MM fans, I am currently searching for an older M possibly a gtb ( not sure of model or year of tractor) but it was converted with big V-8 gas motor, and sold from taylor mill , KY. in 1987 , wanted dead of alive, please help find, thanks, Jake
    Alan Bebout 707 Nth 7th Blythe Cal. 92226 wrote on Saturday, March 18, 2006 (PST):
  • Please send my address to Mr.Dean A Jaeger and advise me of his ? purpose being to buy and sell .
    Stephen in Ohio wrote on Sunday, July 10, 2005 (PDT):
  • I've always loved my grandfathers Minneapolis-Moline Z. The first time I drove it I was 3. It may not be all original but it still looks beautiful in the sun. I think I will always love it.
    John Ehlers wrote on Monday, July 04, 2005 (PDT):
  • My father farmed north of Corpus Christi, TX growing row crops, mainly cotton and milo. In 1949 or 50 as I recall he bought a new MM, what I remember to be a ZAE. As was stated earlier by several others, the steering shaft was not nearly so inclined as the one in the picture. It was on the left side. The Z had a hand clutch, brake pedals behind the rear axle housing on the left, and a seat that would swing side to side. The muffler was under the hood on the left with the exhaust pipe passing through the hood on that side, projecting vertically about 18". I remember the brakes because I could stand up on either or both of them. When running a four row cultivator, I would swing the seat to the left and stare at the row passing under me all day long for fear I might plow out some cotton. If you snapped the cluth in with a rear tool bar of equipment, the front wheels came off the ground. In the winter, we would "lift the beds" with a five row plow that covered up the winter weeds. The soil actually was a little light on the south end so I could run one gear higher which I think was 4th. A seven year drouth started in 1951 and the ground was extremely hard in August when it was time to plow out cotton stalks. We tightened the sweeps with a 24" Crescent to prevent then from tripping. The Z kept on pulling and would finally break the U bolts that attached the plow beam to the tool bar. The only problem I remember was burned valves which may have been related to excessive load. My dad changed the tires from 11-38's to 12-38's and the speed picked up noticably without any noticable loss of power as I recall for what we did. As I recall, we could plow out about 40 acres of cotton stalks in a day. Bid deal,huh? We thought is was.
    Donavon Hardesty wrote on Saturday, June 25, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a Z with some equp. I would love to know if I can buy a wide front for mind. I have some hills to mow and Im affraid it will tip.
    Larry Robbins wrote on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 (PDT):
  • My son bought a Z last week from a 86 year old gentelman. The tractor has been used very liitle and always kept in a shed. Little elbow grease and the Z looked like new again. It nice to see a 16-year-old continue with the Z were the older gentelman left off.
    sid berard wrote on Thursday, April 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • my dad bougth new 1939 z moline $9oo.00 rubber lites starter used it on 3 bottom plow thrasher &12a jd combine pto used it till 1956 traded it. good tractors Frist tractor I drove
    Ronald Claude wrote on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 (PST):
  • I grew up on the farm in North Central Illinois. We had two Minnies, a Z and a UT. I remember driving the Z to pull our Ann Arbor and later our Case balers when I was about 8 years old. Tells you how easy they were to operate. Do any of you remember having to get the Z rolling in 4th, pull the clutch and slip it into 5th for road use? Great tractors, and really great memories.
    Philip S. Robustellini wrote on Saturday, January 29, 2005 (PST):
  • I have recently aquired a M M Z and it is suppose to be a 1937 I'm going to restore this summer.
    jeff wilemon wrote on Monday, January 10, 2005 (PST):
  • i have a 1954 case model 1 hay bailer serial number under 6,900 in almost perfect condition and i would like to sale it. do you have any idea its value.
    Victor R. Harris wrote on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST):
  • My dad (78) and myself (53) are rebuilding our old 1937 Z we used on the farm in Oklahoma until 1967. The Z had set in a field until we started the restore 1 year ago. My dad Walt Harris worked for Moline in the OKC warehouse from 1946 until 1962 when they closed the OKC branch. We have the totally rebuilt the engine, drive train, PIO etc. and will be ready to start the tractor as soon has we get the Magneto rebuilt and overhaul the oil pump. Wish us luck, this old tractor means a lot to us. I still remember starting it when I was 10 (which was not easy with a hand crank) and started down the dirt road in front of our farm. My dad caught me and did not get mad, in fact he was proud a skinny boy could start it.
    Ross Cain wrote on Monday, January 03, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a model z.t.e. Serial Number 588642E. Can anyone date this tractor for me. Thankyou very much. Ross,,
    Chet Van Raalte wrote on Monday, December 06, 2004 (PST):
  • My grandpa had a MM Z when he was groing up. He mentioned that he would like to find one. Does any one know where I could find one? I would like to see him with one that he grew up with. If any one does, please let me know. Thank you very much
    Jim Halter wrote on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 (PST):
  • I need a hood for a MM ZB and both back rims.If anyone would know of any please let me know
    Barney Chapman wrote on Saturday, October 09, 2004 (PDT):
  • We purchased a Ranch in Bosque County Texas in 1948. There was a MM Tractor, tricycle gear, 30 drawbar horsepower, no electrical. We used this tractor for years to farm 800 acres of oats and some wheat and corn. Can anyone tell me what model it was? We later aquired, about 1052 a 50 drawbar MM, tricycle front, with ligths, starter and ect. Although, we never stopped using the old tractor until we sold the Ranch in about1963. WHAT WERE THE TWO TRACTOR MODELS.
    Tom wrote on Thursday, August 12, 2004 (PDT):
  • My grandfather had a ZA. Wide front,steering shaft down left side,swinging seat with foot rests behind axle,horziontal brakes,little platform under PTO,belt pulley that spun when tractor moved,hand clutch. It was the first tractor I learned to drive and was used for everything. Silage blower,buzzsaw,rake hay,hayloader,disc,drag you name it. The seat was off it so we could drive thru the barn with the spreader standing up. We drove it all the time standing. Used a Farmall H, an M and a 350 for everthing else. An uncle still has it. Tired but it still runs.
    David wrote on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a Minneapolis Moline "Z" for sale in Michigan's U.P. near Escanaba. The book states "ZA", but the painted hood states "Z". It has been in the family since early 1960s.
    Patrick O'Malley wrote on Saturday, April 03, 2004 (PST):
  • My mother-in- law was 2- MMZ's, one running and one for parts. I am trying to find out what they are worth. Also theres a MMUB and a U-302.
    Chuck Hawley wrote on Saturday, April 03, 2004 (PST):
  • When my parents, Maynard & Eloise Hawley, started dairy farming in Stevensville, PA in 1940 they bought a Minneapolis Moline Z, Tricycle Front end, and it was used on the farm until 1958... I learnt to drive on it when I was 6 yrs old and it was the best tractor for power & torque... We had a neighbor who bought a Farmall Super M that couldn't match the Minnie... It was the best darn tractor on the "Belt" for silo filling & you couldn't stall it out as I know 1st hand that our neighbor was planning on showing up dad's tractor with his new Super M, but, it stalled out & plugged the blower pipe 3 times before he gave up & let dad put the "Z" on the belt... Then the neighor tried his best to load the blower up to the hilt to make it plug, but, the old "Z" just dug down kept putting corn up the silo pipe... It was one fantastic tractor & even through I'm long off the farm I wish I still had that old "Z"... It wasn't anything fancy (Metal seat, Hand Clutch, Individual rear wheel brakes & Metal Push Button Starter) but it got the job done... Walkersville, MD
    Robert B Pyle wrote on Sunday, March 07, 2004 (PST):
  • When I was growing up on my great grandmother's orchard we had a 1941 ZTS on steel. That tractor was my favorite of the two my great grandmother had (the other being a Farmall M). Richard Wakeman of Lawrence, Kansas now owns the old "Minnie" and has her in his collection.
    Steve White wrote on Monday, December 29, 2003 (PST):
  • My Dad recently passed away and has a MM Z high clearance nursery modified done by Kromer in Minneapolis. We would like to sell it. It's in NW Iowa. Anyone interested?
    Ronald Moss wrote on Thursday, November 27, 2003 (PST):
  • My father-in-law left me a 1955 Z which he had bought from my dad. My dad bought it new. It runs good. I would like to paint it and put new decals on it. Where can you get parts, paint etc.
    Roger Ritchison wrote on Friday, October 31, 2003 (PST):
  • In 1970, my dad purchased a 1951 Minnie-Mo ZA to plant and cultivate with. This was the first tractor I learned to drive. Once, it broke the cooling fan bracket and let the fan gouge into the radiator,which was repairable, but left a large scar in the radiator. He sold it in 1976 to a neighbor, and it bounced around the neighborhood for a few years before disappearing. Then, last winter, my dad and I were taking a drive about 40 miles from home, when we saw a beautifully restored ZA for sale on a used equipment dealers lot. We stopped for a look. My dad, half jokingly, said,"I wonder if this is my old Minnie. We looked at the radiator, and sure enough, there was the same scar from so long ago. Needless to say ,Old Minnie came back home to us, and sets proudly in our barn, but a little prettier than she used to be.
    Chris wrote on Friday, October 10, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 ZAU and I LOVE that tractor. Looks good all painted up too. The tractor in the picture is a ZBU. You can tell by the steering column and how it sticks up out of the dash. The ZA's had the steering shaft run down along side of the tractor.
    Eric Ebling wrote on Friday, September 19, 2003 (PDT):
  • Is it true that the MM Z goes 50 mph
    Lyle wrote on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 (PDT):
  • When I was farming in the late 50's I had a super 77 oliver and then I bought a MM Z for light work. When I was in high school I bought a MM J Wiith a loader on it for $100.00 and dad and I used it for about 3 years. They were both great tractors.
    Dan Wagner wrote on Sunday, July 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • i have found prarie gold paint at farm and fleet stores here in Wis. and also from Valu-bilt catalog thir number is 1-888-828-3276 for a catalog hope this helps
    galen miller wrote on Saturday, June 21, 2003 (PDT):
  • WQhere can I buy prarie gold mm paint?
    Royce L Burks wrote on Thursday, February 27, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a ZTU serial #581574U, RE engine #81141 best I can figure it was produced in 1947. Can someone give me an idea of what it is worth? It is straight and everthing is there but has been sitting for 30 years. Where is the best site to find parts? Please help if you can. Also have a RT Serial # 401724 EE engine #401414, this one belonged to my great grandfather, and I believe it to be produced in 1939. Any help with it would be appreciated. I would like to be able to restore both. Thanks in advance.
    Nelson wrote on Thursday, February 27, 2003 (PST):
  • I just bought a ZB. How do I tell if the Model # has a third letter in it? I am looking for fenders and lights for this tractor.This is my second Moline.Am thinking about pulling it but don't know the horsepower or the weight.
    David Lee wrote on Sunday, February 02, 2003 (PST):
  • Well I don't mean to beat a dead horse but this is a "ZB" and I do think they only meant to say that the model "Z" has been in production since 1937. I am the proud owner of a 1953 "ZAU" fully restored by my Dad and I. We spent many very enjoyable hours working on this tractor and the rewards were great. I have recieved many coments on what a neat and beautiful Tractor it is. I live in Missouri and there were not many Minnies here. I have shown this tractor at several shows and won first place at many tractor pulls with it. I hope every Minnie owner gets as much enjoyment out of there tractor as I have. Thanks David Lee
    John Deere Man wrote on Friday, January 10, 2003 (PST):
  • Ive got one of these my grandpa bought it when he just started farming and everyone thought he was crazy for buying such a big tractor but look at the tractors now!!!!!!
    WAYNE ETTER wrote on Thursday, November 21, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1938 moline and have gotten parts off of a 1937 moline. The 1937 has a round tin seat and heavy iron wheels on the rear. It also has a red mesh grill and the exhaust on the right and intake on the left.
    H Legrand christensen wrote on Thursday, October 24, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 50 Z MM I need a oil filter,My fram book is a 1991 It does not list a filter for a Z,It dont go back that far It does list a couple for jetstars--Ch 125 pl Ch251 Pl any chance one of these would fit,I need Help,Thank you
    H Legrand christensen wrote on Thursday, October 24, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 50 Z MM I need a oil filter,My fram book is a 1991 It does not list a filter for a Z,It dont go back that far It does list a couple for jetstars--Ch 125 pl Ch251 Pl any chance one of these would fit,I need Help,Thank you
    H LeGrand Christensen wrote on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 (PDT):
  • the 1950 51 had a drawbar horse power of 34,Belt was about 44.
    Ricardo wrote on Thursday, September 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • I farmed with a golden MM "U" for many years. I bought that tractor when I was 16 years old and baled a lot of hay with it. I remember so many farming memories while I was seated upon that machine. I loved it so much- I bet if the Lord was a farmer- he would have a Minneapolis-Moline U with a continuos pto, power steering, and maybe even a sun umbrella- how knows though? Keep those MM's farming- the world needs them!
    Richard wrote on Thursday, July 25, 2002 (PDT):
  • My father farmed with John Deere equipment, but my grandfather's largest tractor at the time was a ZAU. I remember this tractor real well. I spent many hours on it with grandpa. I hope to find it soon and bring it home.
    John Smith wrote on Saturday, June 29, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have recently aquired an 1951 MMZ and the tractor above is not the same, everyone else was correct.What I would like to know is what H.P. am I working with?
    Adam Kenerly wrote on Saturday, June 08, 2002 (PDT):
  • I agree with Frank and the others, i believe that this is a ZB. i own a MM U and a MM Z and it has a straight steering system and seat behind the rear wheels, the seat on this one is too far up and the steering column stands up too high. also, if anyone has any info on restoring a MM Z and getting it ready to tractor pull in the stock didvision please get in touch with me
    Bill Rutherford wrote on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 (PST):
  • I'm in the process of restoring a 1940 ZTU. I plan to have it done for the Great MM Expo at Rollag Mn this Labor day weekend. I also have a 1930 Twin City KT with correct decals and a 1959 GVI diesel. See ya at Western MN Steam Threshers Reunion
    Greg Kennel wrote on Monday, March 25, 2002 (PST):
  • whats the average price for a "Z"?
    Thomas Vaughan wrote on Sunday, March 17, 2002 (PST):
  • The first tractor I drove was a 1953 ZB MM. I spent many hour driving it with a 2 bottom oliver rope trip plow. Also learned my first mechanicial skills on it under a shade tree.
    Gene Spinler wrote on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 (PST):
  • The firt tractor I drove was a '47 "Z". My dad repainted it and it looked really sharp. Wish I cod find a good pic.
    Brad Stagg wrote on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 (PST):
  • What is the tractor worth in fair and still running.MMZ It has a Hand clutch.
    Jerry Schroers wrote on Friday, January 18, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a MM ZAE wide front that Im working on now,engine runs good, and at present am removing twisted off bolts in the radiator and grill area.Paint is good,will be for sale in the spring of 02. Jerry
    Adam Lee wrote on Monday, November 05, 2001 (PST):
  • I own a ZAU this is a later model ZB the steering wheel and the seat are up higher. By the way what horsepower is a 1950 ZAU
    JAMES L. SCHWEHR SR wrote on Thursday, September 06, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have 6 Z mm's 1 1939 4 1951 thur 1953 1 1952 ZASI That was use in the military their was only 515 made I have restored it with my granddauthers help. We are going to take it to Rollag MN. 2oo2 with other mm's The one in the picture is a ZB.
    Ron Davidson wrote on Thursday, August 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • Have 1950+or- MM Z for sale in great shape new starter, wires plugs and manifold gaskets. real good paint and almost perfect rubber. asking $3200 will deliver within 200 miles of Buffalo NY
    Dean A. Jaeger wrote on Friday, August 17, 2001 (PDT):
  • If anyone is interested in buying a great running ZB I have one.
    David DeLaughter wrote on Sunday, July 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • I learned today that I be getting my dad's 1941 Z which has been in the weeds for about 10 years. It was purchased new in the Spring of 1941 by the man my dad worked for; I was born Mar 31, 1941. Later, after WW II, my dad was able to buy the tractor used, and it was the only tractor we farmed with until 1957 when he quit. I will need some parts such as engine lift-up side panels and grill. Where do I start? Also, the comments above regarding steering wheel and seat apply to the 1941 model; seat well back, swivels in a rubber mounted support, steering wheel shaft is on the left side going directly into the steering sector housing above the front wheels. Thanks for great info and the memories. David
    JIM ALLEN wrote on Friday, July 13, 2001 (PDT):
  • Our neighbor had a 1951 Z. He was the MM dealer in Grand Junction, CO. I worked for him all through high school and spent many hours baling hay with the Z and an MM baler. The tractor pictured is a ZB. The Z was a favorite tractor in the valley because it was low enough to use in the orchards and could handle row crops as well.
    Candy Miller wrote on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 (PDT):
  • We just purchased a Minneapolis Moline ZTU, unforturnately the serial number is not legible. We are trying to find out what year it is. We were told it is a 1949. It has a side shift and hand clutch. Also it has large fenders and you sit low between the wheels. It has the new style front grill that is red in color and pointed. On the S/N plate is said 3 5/8 x 4 1/2 R.E.. We would appreciate it if someone out there could give us some information.
    kt wrote on Sunday, April 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • mm's where half way decent tractors but if they were red they would be a whole lot better, because no mm is better than any farmall.
    Rex Bolliger wrote on Thursday, November 09, 2000 (PST):
  • I wish I could remember what year z minnie I had in late 50;s. When I went ino military Dad put a farmhand stacker on it. Idon't know how many times he tipted it over on it's side. It was a gutty little critter. REX
    Rex Bolliger wrote on Thursday, November 09, 2000 (PST):
  • I wish I could remember what year z minnie I had in late 50;s. When I went ino military Dad put a farmhand stacker on it. Idon't know how many times he tipted it over on it's side. It was a gutty little critter. REX
    Rex Bolliger wrote on Thursday, November 09, 2000 (PST):
  • I wish I could remember what year z minnie I had in late 50;s. When I went ino military Dad put a farmhand stacker on it. Idon't know how many times he tipted it over on it's side. It was a gutty little critter. REX
    Rex Bolliger wrote on Thursday, November 09, 2000 (PST):
  • I wish I could remember what year z minnie I had in late 50;s. When I went ino military Dad put a farmhand stacker on it. Idon't know how many times he tipted it over on it's side. It was a gutty little critter. REX
    steve wrote on Friday, November 03, 2000 (PST):
  • A friend of mine just bought an Z-B M&M I need information on how to get a new stearimg wheel,paint scheme,etc.any info or picture's would be greatly appreciated. THANK'S
    Greg wrote on Thursday, November 02, 2000 (PST):
  • Could anyone give me an idea of what a minneapolis moline Z is worth if its in running order with straight sheet metal and real bad paint. The serial number is 00611545 and the serial number on the engine is 206B-4 I'am looking to buy Thanks Greg
    Bill Subik wrote on Thursday, October 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hello we are getting ready to restore and try to repair our ZB that my father bought new in the early 50's. Does anyone know anyon ehtat would possibly have one for sale? We may be interested in buying another one. Please get ahold of me as soon as possible.
    Leo wrote on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • I know of a Z row crop with adjustable wide front axle Does someone know how many these were made
    Dave Evans wrote on Sunday, September 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • My grandfather bought a new ZTU in 1948 and a ZAU in 1953 with the live power clutch to run on an AC 66 combine. We still use them both on our farm in Ravenna Oh to do all the small jobs around the farm like raking hay and pulling wagons around. They are the handiest tractors to back a wagon with due to their turning radius and the ZTU backs good and slow. We also picked up another ZAU about the same age as the other one and hope to get it running soon. We have other MM equipment as well such as; 2 row corn planter, sickle bar mower, a 2 bottom and 3 bottom plow, disc, cultivators and the flat belt & pulleys which we used to use for a stationary corn sheller. We also have a 602 Diesel and a MM loader that we mounted on a 1955 Oliver. We love our old molines and probably wouldn't trade them for a new tractor.
    Larry wrote on Thursday, August 03, 2000 (PDT):
  • My dad bout a new ZA in 1952. The new JD 50 did not have enough power. We restored it a few years ago. Easy restoration, he took good care of it. He says it looks better now than it was new! Great old tractor with a fast PTO. I went back to green to farm, but still love the old MM's.
    Matt wrote on Sunday, July 30, 2000 (PDT):
  • I know of a Diesel MM Z that has run recently, but doesn't at the moment. The tires are old, and it needs paint- what would be a good price?
    Adam Shiflett wrote on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • Our farm has a 1950 ZA that my grandfather bought new. It was the first tractor I ever learned to drive and we have restored it and continue to use it on the farm. We also have two M-5 Moline's.
    Jim Determan Eugene Ore. wrote on Saturday, July 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • Ihave a 1940 ZTN The N stands for single wheel im front. It is in the final stages of restoration, and it will be in prime condition.Also has fenders.
    Keith Schwandt wrote on Saturday, July 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • Just got my forth ZTU Prairie Gold it the best
    Bob in Iowa wrote on Monday, July 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a complete seat assy. for a 1950 model Z.Any help will be appreciated.
    Dean A. Jaeger wrote on Monday, July 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a great running "ZB" for sale. I also have a 2-14 MM plow for sale, professionally restored.
    Bill wrote on Saturday, July 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • The Moline tractors were a pretty smooth tractor, but they just weren't as good as the old olivers.
    Gary Johnson wrote on Friday, July 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • My Dad had a 1952 ZA, it was one of the first tractors I ever drove. It is still in the family, doesn't run any more, engine is stuck. We used this tractor for every thing it seems like. I cultivated a lot of acreas with it, as well as mowing and raking hay. One of my older brothers has this one. Myself and another brother have a 1942 ZTS, it doesn't run either, but I hope to have it running by 2002. If any one knows of and engine that would fit either of these we may just be interested in it.
    Dan wrote on Thursday, June 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I think what he was saying is that the Model Z tractor first appeared in 1937, not this particular tractor.
    Jeff wrote on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hey all you "Z" lovers out there! First of all, Yes that HAS TO BE a 50's ZB... Secondly, We have a '53 ZAS almost restored with a 206G Engine. Does anyone around have one like this? I'd love to see a picture so we can get proper decals and decal locations. Thanx!
    farmer wrote on Saturday, May 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a 206-4 block for a 1951/52 mm zau, any one know where I could get one??
    Jack Mc Donald wrote on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • Peter Houghton (England) is correct. I grew up with a late 30's Z. It had the sloped out at the bottom red grill, also totally red wheels. I now have a '51 Z. It is very similar to the one pictured except the steering shaft runs fairly straight with the tractor. Hood and grill design is like the one shown.
    PETER HOUGHTON. (England) wrote on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • The tractor in the photo is definately not 1937. My grandfather bought a Universal Z in 1941. We still have it and it is the same bonnet design as the RT models with the red front grill. The tractor in the photo is much newer than 1937.
    GREG GAZETSKY wrote on Thursday, April 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for a radiator and grille for a ZTU also a carb
    Donavon Hardesty wrote on Wednesday, April 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a radiator for a Minneapolis Moline Z. please contact me with information, if you have any. Thank you!
    Craig C. wrote on Wednesday, March 08, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a UB and a Z. The picture on the top looks more like my UB than my Z. By the way, is it worth it to restore my UB and Z??
    Scott Aune wrote on Sunday, December 19, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a Model 3 5/8 x 206B 4 Serial Number 1813958 Minneapolis Moline and need to know more about what it is so I can obtain literature and parts for it. It also has a MM loader on it but know other ID.
    andy roberts wrote on Thursday, December 16, 1999 (PST):
  • This MM looks just like mine. I'm not sure of the model year. The steering wheel is on the left side and the seat is almost behind the rearend. I bought it to farm with but can't find any implements to use with it. I grow alfalfa and i use it to pull my bailer. I'm looking for some attachments like post hole auger and box scraper. It also might be for sale havent decided
    Mike Conger wrote on Sunday, October 24, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have just bought a Model Z MM the year is unknown. The serial # is 00608856. If anyone can help me find parts, manuals,etc Please e-mail me.
    Mildrige Anderson wrote on Tuesday, October 19, 1999 (PDT):
  • Request information on the model zau minneapolis moline. lMy dad bought tis tractor in 1949. I need some of the hadraulic lift parts.
    Sean Fink wrote on Monday, October 18, 1999 (PDT):
  • this tractor looks similar to my moms but, hers has only one front wheel and the steering wheel on hers is offset to the left. I am looking for pricing info, she wants to sell hers. Any info where to look for prices would be greatly appreciated.
    Chuck Nordstrom wrote on Saturday, October 09, 1999 (PDT):
  • Of course, all of you are correct about the later vintage of this Z MM. I have many hard hours riding that seat on a 1949 Z -- but, in its day, this was one of the easiest tractors to mount and dismount. But, you had to watch out for that PTO as my father and brother both learned to their very painful reqrets.
    Dave Sapp wrote on Tuesday, September 28, 1999 (PDT):
  • All of you guys are absolutely correct. This is a ZB, made between 1953 and 1955. I had a 55. They had the high seat like the UB. Must have some bad serial number info if you think this is a 1937 it would have a red nose. Wheels are painted wrong. They should be all red, no aluminum trim.
    ken bedwell wrote on Wednesday, September 01, 1999 (PDT):
  • I agree with Dean Frank and Ernie. I have a "Z" and it is from what I can figure out by the serial numbers is about a 1951. the stearing wheel shaft is almost straight to the front. And the seat is right behind the rear diff..
    Dean Waldfogel wrote on Thursday, August 19, 1999 (PDT):
  • I agree with Ernie and Frank. The Z's my dad owned in the fifties, looked similar, but the seat was a swivel located further back, and the steering wheel was a straight line to the front along the left side of the engine compartment. I'd love to purchase a model replica of a Z. Any one have one for sale?
    Frank Boedeker wrote on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 (PDT):
  • My dad also had a Z, the picture is not the Z we owned on the farm in northeast Iowa. at about age 8, my dad asked me to fill it with oil---I poured about 5 to 7 qts down the air breather. Needless to say it wouldn't start. My rearend did hurt for a while!
    Ernie Peterson wrote on Friday, April 30, 1999 (PDT):
  • Are you sure the MM pictured is a 1937. My dad had a Z and a ZB. I don't know what year the Z was but the ZB was a 1955 our first brand new tractor. The tractor pictured looks more like the ZB because of the higher seat and the angle of the steering wheel. The Z had a seat that put you almost behind the rear wheels and the steering wheel was almst a streight line to the front.


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