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Minneapolis-Moline RTU

Minneapolis-Moline RTU tractor photo
1939 - 1954   R Series
Row-Crop tractor





The Minneapolis-Moline RTU was the universal row-crop version of the R series tractors. It was also the most popular version. The R series were available with the Comfort Cab featuring upholstered seat, roll-down windows, and rear door.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:Minneapolis-Moline
Factory:Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Total built:25,824
Original price (USD):$1700 (1954)
 

Variants:

RTU:tricycle-front
RTS:standard-front
RTN:single-front
RTE:adjustable-front
RTI:industrial tractor
 

Minneapolis-Moline RTU Engine:

   Minneapolis-Moline 2.7L 4-cyl gasoline
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Capacity:

Fuel:14 gal [53.0 L]
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear RPM:560
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase:76 inches [193 cm]
Weight:3,100 lbs [1406 kg]
Front tire:4.00-15
Rear tire:8-36
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RTU Serial Numbers:

Location:Left side of tractor frame, near brake pedals.
photo of RTU serial number

1939: 400001
1940: 402201
1941: 405576
1942: 407951
1943: 408826
1944: 409358
1945: 410748
1946: 413755
1947: 416545
1948: 0014800001
1949: 0014900001
1950: 0015000001
1951: 00102156
1952: 00103973
1954: 00104824

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Minneapolis-Moline RTU Power:

Drawbar (claimed):20 hp [14.9 kW]
 24 hp [17.9 kW] (late)
Belt (claimed):23 hp [17.2 kW]
Plows:2
Drawbar (tested):23.9 hp [17.8 kW]
Belt (tested):27.09 hp [20.2 kW]
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Mechanical:

Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual
Brakes:disc
Cab:Open operator station.
 

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:12.25 inches [31 cm]
Width:6 inches [15 cm]
RPM:933
 

Electrical:

Charging system:generator
 

Battery:

Number:1
Volts:6
 

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