Minneapolis Moline

100 Years of Moline Universal Come Celebrate!

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If you love old iron like I do, it is time to get excited.  Because, this is your chance to see something never witnessed before.  This year September 13-15, 2019, at the Antique Engine and Tractor Association 58th Annual Working Farm Show, the first ever Moline Universal Tractor Reunion will take place. A Big Birthday […]

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The Stuttgart Tractor - remembering innovation

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It was 1999 when Dan Shima, a good friend and Minneapolis Moline collector told us about the winter convention in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  We traveled south in the middle of winter to a whole other lifestyle of rice fields and duck hunting and met the man who was instrumental in building what may be the first […]

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I liken it to a cattle drive with the cowboys hollering out, “Load em up,” or  “Unload em” only in this scenario, we are not talking about cows or horses, but the iron version, antique tractors. Tractors that is of all sizes, makes and models. At the Half Century of Progress, they came in droves, like […]

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The 2015 Macoupin County Fall Festival featured military items and tractors galore!

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Carlinville, Illinois’s Macoupin County Historical Society hosted the annual fall festival which highlighted Oliver and Minneapolis Moline tractors for farm equipment. Vendors were set up all over the grounds surrounding the Anderson mansion and inside the beautiful home were military museums and military items scattered throughout the museum along with women’s clothing and antiques spread […]

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Prairie Gold Treasure, the unearthing of an MM mystery piece

This year at the National Farm Toy Show I had a chance to interview veteran Minneapolis Moline Collectors Jerry Erickson and Loren Book about a corn sheller the two located and bought that is a one of a kind. The two found the corn sheller at auction and this piece had once graced the cover […]

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