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In 2016 we found this old 1958 Ford 641 on the side of the road, not running and in pretty poor shape. We were able to finally get it up and running replacing most of the main engine parts and tires and we are very proud of how it turned out.
We run a Law Enforcement – Children’s charity called the Police & Kids Foundation and the color scheme is a very bold Black with Thin Blue Line accents to represent law enforcement. The tractor and a 1965 Ford F100 we’re currently working on will be used to educate others about the charity throughout Florida at special events and parades.
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“On March 1st, 2012 I purchased this Oliver 2150 from Richard Kreger in Jetmore, Kansas. This is 1 of only 14 made in this configuration. The tractor is a Wheatland model with a planetary rear axle, 478ci Hercules engine, 130 horsepower, over/under hydraul-shift and has serial number 209290-657. It was very sound mechanically, but very bad cosmetically. I removed the cab and restored it. I repaired the doors, installed all new glass, replaced all the padding and even got the air conditioning working. I sandblasted everything, primed it with epoxy primer and painted it with PPG Essential polyurethane. I put everything back to original as much as possible. In April of 2014, I finished the restoration.”
This was my Father’s 1942 John Deere B, serial #100175.
This tractor was purchased new in early 1942 from the Franz tractor dealership in Tomah Wisconsin. It then became the only tractor for many years at Brookside Dairy Farm near Sparta, Wisconsin.
In the Winter of 1966-67 we did not notice there was no oil pressure, from a frozen oil pump while sawing firewood. We locked up the engine. Dad and my brother Marvin junked it in the woods after removing wheels, carb, mag, etc.
It bothered us seeing it in the woods, so out it came in 1993. It had missing parts, animals living in the cases and 10 bullet holes. I said to my Father “This tractor and Mount Rushmore are the same age. God willing it is going to run again and ride me there”. He said “I was crazy” and chuckled.
In the picture it still has the bullet holes in the hood and the dent that my father’s foot put in it April 19th 1947 during a big roll over. The tractor is running on many of Steiner parts, performs perfect, and your decal looks great!
I was ushered in to Mount Rushmore and parked in the front of the entrance. What a day, what a trip! I met so many wonderful folks on the journey.
May 15th thru June 1st 2017, round trip at 12 mph. 75 years old, both tractor and Mount Rushmore.
My family has been on our land since the 1920’s. It is a small 8 acre plot in Ohio. My Grandfather was born here on this land in 1932. My father was born on this land in 1968, and passed away in 2008. I was born on this land in 1987 and both my kids were born on this land in 2011 and 2015. My grand dad would tell me that they used the 1926 Fordson tractor for every little thing. He would help the farmer’s around us with any thing they needed. All of the land around us has been developed or sold off. Wish I could go back to the old days and see it all.
The Fordson has rubber wheels on it now but the steel wheels are in the barn. I need to get new plugs and wires so I can get her cranking again.
Originally his dad’s tractor, bought off the line in 1946. Bob’s dad traded it in 1958 for a new tractor.
In 2014 Bob’s bulk fuel man found the tractor about 60 miles from their homestead in South Dakota. Bob went and pulled it from the field, and restored it back to original.
This picture was taken in 2017 completely restored with many STP parts.
The South Central Threshing Bee located at Braddock, North Dakota is featuring my dad’s once owned Minneapolis Moline UTI tractor in honor of the Minneapolis Moline farm equipment manufacturer this year. This annual event is scheduled the first weekend after Labor Day. The attendants paid, right to entry badge will serve as a two day pass to this threshing event which is featuring this unique restored MM-UTI’s picture on the badge.
The SOUTH DAKOTA magazine printed and published at Yankton, South Dakota under the editor-ownership of Bernie Hunoff, is including tractor pictures and a story about the history and accomplishments of this MM-UTI tractor.
Herreid, South Dakota
March’s featured photo was submitted by Judy Kitson. “This tractor is a 1951 UB Minneapolis Moline Industrial version, as can be seen by the dual tires and shifter for forward and reverse. It was made on a US government contract and still has the original government plates. The tractor was used by the bureau in building the Glen Canyon Dam that created Lake Powell. After the dam was built the tractor was purchased by the city of Page, Arizona and used on their golf course. When they finally parked it, it was picked up by Eugene Tucker at the city auction. He has since used it in the Page, Arizona annual tractor pulls in October. He and the tractor can be seen pulling on our website www.PageTractorClub.com in our cover photo. Eugene is one of the founders and the President of the Page Antique Tractor & Machinery Club – EDGE&TA br. 217.”