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Antique Minneapolis Moline Tractor: MM U Special

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This is a special version of the Model U. This was a full-power tractor with enough muscle to pull a 4-bottom plow.

MM U Special Tractor


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george prince wrote on Sunday, April 21, 2013 (PDT):
  • I NEED RADIATOR FOR A MM MODEL U TRACTOR, SERIAL NO. 01203593 THANKS
    G. Clarke wrote on Sunday, July 15, 2012 (PDT):
  • I have a MM U parts tractor for sale near Calgary Alberta widefront end 39 tires 35.00
    EUGENE KIRKVOLD wrote on Monday, May 30, 2011 (PDT):
  • i HAVE A 1953 F4 SERIES U INDUSTRIAL T TRACTER WITH INDUSTRIAL FACTERY LOADER and lifting working load of 6000 lbs but will lifr up to 9000 lbs I cant find one anywere its etreamly rare and I cant find information on the web about it eather ialso have the complete macanics manual on how to repair it .A GRAVEL COMPANY HAD IT AND USED IT TO LOAD THIER GRAVEL TRUCKS UNTIL FOUR WHEEL LOADERS CAME OUT ITS A 4 CILENDER AT 423 CUBIC INCHES HAS LOTS OF PUSHING POWER AND IS REAL EASY ON GAS FOR THAT BIG AN ENGINE ABOUT 2 GAL AN HR IVE A LOGGING BUS. PART TIME AND HAVE USED IT FOR THAT OR ANY OTHER LIFTING REQUERED
    Mandy wrote on Sunday, July 19, 2009 (PDT):
  • My Dad has an old Minn. Moline the plate on the side says UT100D. I know it s propane powered. I can t find any information on this tractor. I am hoping to find out what the value of it is as he is looking to sell it. I have been told everything from 1500 to 10,000. Does anyone know where to find out the true value of this tractor. Any help would be great. Thanks
    John Calvet wrote on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (PDT):
  • For Sale MM UBN serial #06000026 runs good puller. With parts tractor price 3500.00
    Delfred Cone wrote on Friday, March 13, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a model U tractor and would like some pictures that show what ir looked like orginally
    TJ Roberson wrote on Sunday, October 29, 2006 (PST):
  • Does anyone know what a MM UT100D is worth?
    guadalupe prieto wrote on Saturday, August 05, 2006 (PDT):
  • Necesito informacion sobre el Massey Ferguson 135. Gracias
    Tim White wrote on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have an MM UB and I'm looking for a wiring diagram. It is a 12v model.
    Travis T wrote on Monday, March 20, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a MM U special, dosn't seem like many specials around like there are U's What is this tractor worth runs good and still has origial paint and stickers. faded but still readable.
    brian koeman wrote on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 (PST):
  • i have a MM UB special diesel 80% restored for sale asking $4500 call 616 437 9277
    Joe Hamilton wrote on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a Minneapolis Moline model BF single front tire model with the IXB Hurcules Engine and I need a reasonable priced water pump.I do not have a core.903-826-4184
    L. A. Lamb wrote on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a UTU 1940 model just got it to run, almost have it restored...need tires on the rear 12x36 hard to find.......can't wait to drive it...it runs a little rough,but for a 65 year old tractor.i'm 68 and i run rough too lol
    Don in Alberta wrote on Saturday, December 17, 2005 (PST):
  • Just found this site today. Guess I really have the MM disease bad. I have12 of them.2 G's,8U's,3 Z's. One U is a Special and my "slow Racer" Steiner Tractor Parts,810-621-3000 have new maniflods and a few other parts. 38 inch tires are hard to find. Best to buy a parts tractor for other needed parts. Generators,starters and hydraulic pumps can be serviced almost any where.
    Bob Reasoner wrote on Monday, February 14, 2005 (PST):
  • Just put together a U propane .560 over,Jahns,etc. Need a set of 9 bolt hubs for pressed steel
    robert lewis wrote on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 (PST):
  • I am looking for a starter for a "u" model, serial number 01207246
    gerald clark wrote on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 (PST):
  • A neighgor had a MM U on hid farm in Manitoba Canada in the late 40's or early 50's. I have seen him go down the road a high speed. Someone said they could travel a 40 mph in road gear. Is this true?
    pete paseshnik wrote on Friday, August 20, 2004 (PDT):
  • i curently have purchased a model u moline and have a wiring problum,does any one know how i could obtain a service manual for the tractor?i cant find one at all...
    J. D. Roa wrote on Saturday, July 17, 2004 (PDT):
  • July 17, 2004 I just purchased a 1956 MM445 Utility today. I will be needing a few parts and most particularily I need paint codes. I'm really excited to get started with restoration.
    Glenda Lurba wrote on Saturday, July 17, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a MM RT-1 Can anybody help me? My phone no. is 1804-529-5192 est.
    Glenda Lurba wrote on Saturday, July 17, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a MM RT-1 Can anybody help me? My phone no. is 1804-529-5192 est.
    jade meinzer wrote on Thursday, July 08, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am telve years old and restored a 1948 MM "UT" and i would like to know where the decals go on the tractor. A picture would be helpful. Thanks.
    J.C.IN AZ. wrote on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • I DON'T SUPPOSE ANY ONE REMEMBERS THE ALLISON BOYS FROM MENDOTA IL. WITH THEIR MM U EQUIPED WITH AN ALLISON AIRCRAFT ENGINE? THEY SET THE INFANT TRACTOR PULLING SCENE ON FIRE IN THE 1950'S AND EARLY 1960'S. ANY ONE REMEMBER THOSE BOYS?
    JC IN AZ. wrote on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • I REMEMBER THESE TRACTORS FROM THE 1950'S AS CALIF. PACKING CO. OF MENDOTA IL. {NOW CALLED DEL MONTE} USED THESE TRACTORS ON THE THOUSANDS OF ACRES THEY LEASED UPON WHICH THEY RAISED SWEET CORN AND SUGAR PEAS FOR THEIR PACKING PLANT IN MENDOTA. I GOT OUT OF THE SERVICE IN JULY 1958 AND THE FIRST JOB I GOT WAS DRIVING A CABOVER 2 TON CHEV. TRUCK HAULING BULK PEAS FROM THE PEA VINERS{COMBINES} TO MENDOTA TO THE PACKING PLANT AND THEIR FLEET OF MM U SPECIALS WERE FOLLOWING THE VINERS WORKING THE GROUND. WHAT A SIGHT TO SEE 20 TO 25 OF THESE MACHINES WORKING IN ONE AREA.
    BARI HARRIS wrote on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 (PST):
  • HAVE UTU MY FATHER TRADED FOR IT SATS UT100D IT ALSO SAYS 41/4X5283A4 2 DIFFERENT SERIAL #0194904723 AND 0114902700 IT ALSO HAS X ON GEAR BOX I NEED ASSISTANCE IN FINDING YEAR MODEL
    Des Swain wrote on Monday, February 16, 2004 (PST):
  • Looking for a starter to fit minny-moline ub gas tractor with small starter drive.If anyone knows where to get this type of sarter please let me know. Thanks Des
    Steve Luther wrote on Sunday, November 23, 2003 (PST):
  • those of you in need of parts might want to contact Pate Tractor in Baraboo, WI. The number there is 608-356-8005. Sam Pate owns the business and knows these tractors inside and out.
    Don Etnier wrote on Saturday, November 01, 2003 (PST):
  • Have MM UT100D/UT200D that I need to restore. Would like any info you have on year of tractor and anyone that rebuilds/restores carburetors, generators, starters, etc. Thanks!
    CLIFF KYLE LEESBURG GEORGIA wrote on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 (PDT):
  • HELP.....NEED PARTS....I HAVE A 1953 MM UB U SERIAL # 05801809 WITH ENGINE MODEL 283B SERIAL # 06103478..4 CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINE....I AM JUST DIASSSEMBLING THE ENGINE FOR REPAIR...I NEED A SOURCE FOR PARTS...THANKS
    Don Adkins wrote on Thursday, March 20, 2003 (PST):
  • I have 1946 U.I'm trying rebuild the moter I need oversize pistons.Can anyone tell me where I can get some.THANKS
    DARRYL KRAUSE wrote on Sunday, February 02, 2003 (PST):
  • THIS PICTURE WAS ALSO TAKEN FROM THE ANNUAL THRESSING BEE IN LYNDEN,WA.THE FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST,DONT KNOW WHO OWNS IT THOUGH.
    Jacob Kittrell wrote on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 (PST):
  • Need parts for a MMU Tractor could anyone help me with this? Contact me please.
    Irv Roth wrote on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 (PST):
  • Very nice web site on MM. Would anyone have any kind of info. on the 445 Universal. I think they were built in 1957. As a young boy on the farm in Alberta my father owened one. Had lots of problems with it.
    Keith Kilber wrote on Sunday, October 20, 2002 (PDT):
  • My dad had 2 MM U's which we used to pull JD 3 bottom plows with pony drills for seeding small grains. He sold one of the tractors when I went into the Army. He kept the other and used it until he passed away. We would now like to sell it. It is a 1954 model with standard front. I can mail pictures if you want to email me. Thanks
    Matt Hines wrote on Thursday, September 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • I want to put a continuous pto option on one my MM U tractors- and I was wondering if it is possible to add that other pto clucth to a tractor that didn't have it. I read the manuals and it looks possible- I was just wondering any comments/suggestions on going about this- thanks. Please email me.
    jerry Croy wrote on Sunday, September 15, 2002 (PDT):
  • looking for info on old MM side delivery hay rake. What Color was the rake? Are any parts still avail?
    Mark Vandaele wrote on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 (PDT):
  • Our family worked the land for many years using the reliable power of Minneapolis Moline Tractors. My Grandfather Harry Vandaele owned one of the first diesal tractors from MM. This tractor is now on display at the museum in Austin MB. My Uncle Glenn Vandaele proudly drove this tractor in the 100th centeniall celebration in Medora MB where the Vandaele has farmed for several generations. My father Vern Vandaele started his farming days with a G900 and even today nearly 30 years later a G1000 owned by my Grandfather has been pulled out of retirment and assists by running a grain auger in the busy season. My son Cole, now the fourth generation of Vandaele's is excited to ride the old "U" one day in the parade at Austin MB.
    Gail Schmidt wrote on Thursday, July 18, 2002 (PDT):
  • My dad bought a MM U brand new in 1954. I drove that alot of years. Fun tractor to drive. My dad passed away and my husband and I restored it. Looks good and runs good. We're thinking of selling in now. Is anyone interested. If so let me know and I will get you a picture.
    larry wrote on Friday, June 28, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have just acquired a 1945 UTU. I plan on restoring it. I used to use it on the farm as a boy and I finally talked my dad out of it. The engine purrs, but I need an Exhaust manifold, it is cracked. Anyone have one or know where to get one --please email and let me know.....thanks larry
    mgood wrote on Monday, June 24, 2002 (PDT):
  • I was raised on the earlier UTS models on lp. Durable was not an adequate term. The UTS models would actually out last their owners ; the UTU models were arm breakers; but if You could stay with them You could depend on many years of cotton corn farming with these models with little or no trouble...
    Jim Posey wrote on Friday, March 29, 2002 (PST):
  • In 1954-55, I worked on my uncle's farm in Blythe, Cal. He had a butane MM-U that I drove a lot disking alfalfa fields for replanting. I liked that machine very much. it never failed us, and I can't remember ever doing much maintenance work on it other than changing oil and interminable greasing. I never was on another one, but I also ran a Farmall H a lot for lighter duty work. That was a fun machine too, Wish I had them both today!
    Davy Brown wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1951 Minneapolis Moline UTU. It runs great, but I am needing a new radiator for it. If anyone knows where I might find one, please let me know. They can take a lickin', but they keep on chuggin'.
    Milton Lee Walling wrote on Thursday, March 14, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a one owner, 1941 utu, grew up on it. It was my favorite tractor for drilling wheat. It has a wide front end on LP.
    Roland Carl Woodruff wrote on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 (PST):
  • WOW! What wonderful pieces of Spainish 'Gold'! Put them in the bank in Eygpt............
    Leonard Kostrzewski wrote on Wednesday, August 08, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a model u #1206433 and I'm not sure what the year of it is for sure. Can anybody maybehelp me? I'm not for sure if I'm going to sell it like it is or fix it up. It needs a couple of parts. The exhaust manifold and carb is gone.
    BOLSON wrote on Saturday, April 07, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just purchased a MM445. Can anyone tell me anything about the MM445's? I am pretty much in the dark on these and would like to find out all I can about them. I beleive this is about a 1955-58 model due to it has metel emblems on the hood cowling and also has a hi-lo range gearing. I also need info. on the wiring schematics for this machine if anyone can help or tell me where to get some info. Thanks to all who might can help me out and to those who read this and but could not.
    leen butter, strijen, holland wrote on Sunday, November 26, 2000 (PST):
  • i just bought a minneapolis moline u special, serial number;01214877. building year; 1956. it runs and is complete, he needs new paint, and i am searching for the wright painting numbers. who can help me? by the way; a few years ago i have had a u-diesel, i sold this rear tractor wich i still regret.
    T Harvey wrote on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 (PST):
  • Does anybody know where we can find Minneapolis-Moline toy tractors? Thanks,
    Betty Rambo wrote on Friday, September 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • My husband and I have a MM U, which my dad bought new. I am not sure what year, somewhere in the 50's. We would like to have it restored. Do you have any information on where parts can be purchased? Right after my dad bought the tractor a neighbor boy rolled it over so it could use a new hood. Any information you may have would be appreciated. We live in Nashport, OH
    carol B wrote on Wednesday, August 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • Am looking for 1930 TORO Jr. tractor info,and value, made by Toro Tractor Co. in Minneapolis, MN; have Model B-30, ser.# 348, Model A Ford engine w/ 3 speed trans, driving a second 4 speed Ford Trans. Any leads to info appreciated.
    Amy W. wrote on Sunday, July 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • just purchased a Minneapolis. Am confused though the tractor has 2 serial #'s. One seems to fall into the model UTS 1951 the other in the Model U- UT 1951-59 (unknown). Does any one know the reasoning behind 2 serail #'s? It is a gas tractor. Also looking for tire 14-30 & manifold.
    Randall B. wrote on Tuesday, May 30, 2000 (PDT):
  • My grandfather used to own a U Diesel. Wish we still had the tractor as it is rare. Both grandfathers used U Minneapolis Moline, one had the diesel and the other LP models.
    Dean Slavick wrote on Saturday, April 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a UTI industrial bought during 2nd world war has very few hours.
    bill grenzow wrote on Friday, March 03, 2000 (PST):
  • looking for u speacial lp gas
    Fred Howland wrote on Sunday, February 06, 2000 (PST):
  • I have amdl U and may be int. in selling would any one know the value of it. the tractor is in good cond. runs well but needs paint .
    Wayne Ericksen wrote on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 (PST):
  • Am looking for a MM Moline Model U in good shape - can you help me
    Gary Bielke wrote on Friday, December 03, 1999 (PST):
  • We would like to get ahold of a new toy tractor in this series U-Minneapolis Moline. If you can get back to us as soon as possible, would like for X-mas. Thanks.
    Charles Vesser wrote on Sunday, July 25, 1999 (PDT):
  • I own a 1956 UTS Special these machines are a unique breed to say the least. As a general rule they crank very easy, are kinda hard to steer (unless you have muscle power to spare) a couple of items to note on the 1956 model is they have DIC-BRAKES and the adjusting rod is reverse threaded, mine seems to run the best on Champion D-16 plugs. I would advise anyone who uses one in a isloated area to always carry a fire extingusher on board, due to the fact the battery is almost next to the fuel tank. Also one item to note is the 12 volt electric is POSTIVE GROUND. I like mine very well and will probably never get rid of it,its kinda like a old stray dog you adjust to it and it adjusts to you.


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