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Minneapolis-Moline BF

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1950 - 1953
Previous model:B.F. Avery R

The Minneapolis-Moline BF is the Avery model R. When Minneapolis-Moline took over the B.F. Avery factory in 1951, the R was in production. Because Minneapolis-Moline had their own model R, they renamed the Avery to the BF. It was available in single-front wheel, row-crop wide-front (BFW), row-crop tricycle front (BFD), standard (BFS), and high-crop (BFH) configurations.


Total built:7,627 (BF and Avery R)


BFW:row-crop, wide-front
BFD:row-crop, tricycle front
BFS:standard front

Minneapolis-Moline BF Engine:

   Hercules 2.2L 4-cyl gasoline
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Fuel:12 gal [45.4 L]

3-Point Hitch:

Rear Type:optional

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:2894 to 4636 pounds
Front tire:5.50x15
Rear tire:10.00x28
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BF Serial Numbers:

1950: R500 (Avery R)
1951: R1839 (Avery R)
1952: R4460 (Avery R)
1953: R6538 (BFW)
1953: 57700001 (BFD)
1953: 57600001 (BFS)
1953: 58000001 (BFH)

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Minneapolis-Moline BF Power:

Drawbar (claimed):19 hp [14.2 kW]
Belt (claimed):23.5 hp [17.5 kW]
Drawbar (tested):24.12 hp [18.0 kW]
Belt (tested):27.12 hp [20.2 kW]
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Chassis:4x2 2WD
Brakes:differental mechanical contracting band
Cab:Open operator station.

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