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This is a vintage Minneapolis Moline Tractors sign.
Minneapolis Moline was a tractor and farm equipment manufacturer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The company was founded in 1929 as a result of a merger between the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company and the Moline Plow Company. Here is a brief history of Minneapolis Moline tractors:
1920s: The Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company was founded in 1902 and had been producing tractors since 1912. The Moline Plow Company was founded in 1852 and had been producing plows and other farm equipment since the mid-19th century. In 1929, the two companies merged to form Minneapolis Moline.
1930s: In the 1930s, Minneapolis Moline introduced several new tractor models, including the Model Z, Model U, and Model JT. These tractors were popular with farmers due to their reliability and power.
1940s: During World War II, Minneapolis Moline shifted its focus to military production, building a range of equipment for the U.S. armed forces. After the war, the company returned to civilian production and introduced several new models, including the Model BF and Model GTB.
1950s: In the 1950s, Minneapolis Moline introduced several new models, including the Model 335 and Model 445. The company also introduced the Jet Star series of tractors, which were known for their high speed and efficiency.
1960s: In the 1960s, Minneapolis Moline faced financial difficulties due to increased competition and declining sales. The company introduced the G-1000 series of tractors, which were powerful and reliable but also expensive to produce.
1970s: In the 1970s, Minneapolis Moline faced declining sales and production, due to economic factors and increased competition from other tractor manufacturers. The company merged with the White Motor Company in 1963 and was eventually sold to the AGCO Corporation in 1991.
Today, the Minneapolis Moline brand is no longer used, but many of the company's tractors remain popular with collectors and enthusiasts. The company's legacy lives on through its innovative designs and contributions to the development of modern farming equipment.
May 9th, 2023
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