This tractor is a 1943 Minneapolis Moline ZTU. It was sold new by the owner of Coleman Equipment in Bonner Springs, KS. Of course, new tractors were very scarce during the war but the story I was told was that the dealership learned of this new tractor being stored on the seventh floor of a warehouse in Kansas City and was able to obtain the tractor to sell to a farmer. Approximately 40 years later that same tractor was traded back to Coleman Equipment by the original farmer. At that time the original dealership owner decided to restore the tractor and keep it as part of his collection. I was very fortunate to be able to purchase this tractor in 2015 and I look forward to enjoying it for many years and preserving its history.

Dale Larson
Shawnee, Kansas