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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 univeral 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
    full dimensions and tires ...
     

    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

    how to read serial numbers...

     

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    R production data:
     

    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]
    power test details ...
     

    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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