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Here is a Minneapolis-Moline I saw in a ranchers yard in Biddle, MT. I don't know anything about it, perhaps somebody here does. It was real bear figuring out how to get photos from a cell phone to a computer.



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Looks like a uni harvestor , predecessor to the New Idea Uni combine with changeable harveser implements such as combine, corn picker, forage harvester, and even baler I think. Tractor part with two front drive wheels and rear castor looking wheel with engine and operator platform on one side. I would expect to see one in the midwest. Surprised it would be in Montana. Combine was probably similar to small corn belt pull type combine of the early 50's but mounted on the Uni Harvester tractor invented by MM.
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I didn't want to start a new thread for this. At a consignment sale today I saw a sign that was maybe 3' x 4' that said M M on it. It sold for $2400.
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It's what's left of a Model 120 Uni Harvestor.
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Where was that sale, mwhacker? M-M used to have some really neat looking dealership signs. I'd love to have one.
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The sale was in a little never heard of town called Lucien Oklahoma.
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Re: Minneapolis-Moline

Also a windrowers.

Do any of you think this would sale today?
A tractor like the IH hat tractor that can change in to any sp vehicle.
why re buy the same motors, trans for everything?
I think you can save about $35000 per vehicle.
It would not work the same as the uni but would do the idea.
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I never heard of this concept until I posted this. I don't know how successful this was. It seems like trying to take combines one step further. I don't think this would be possible now, because technology is so complex and large that you couldn't adapt one machine.
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When I was a kid my dad owned a MM uni. He had a combine, corn picker, corn sheller, forage harvester and baler for his one power unit. As I remember it had about 48 hp and we had an overhead hoist to lift each machine off the "tractor" and then put it on a 3 wheel dolly for storage.
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http://www.toytractorshow.com/new_idea.htm
http://www.toytractorshow.com/newideaunisystem.htm
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