Minneapolis-Moline BF

Minneapolis-Moline BF tractor photo
1950 - 1953
Series map:
*Estimated engine power for comparison only.
Total built7,627 (BF and 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.
BFWrow-crop, wide-front
BFDrow-crop, tricycle front
BFSstandard front
Minneapolis-Moline BF Engine
Hercules 2.2L 4-cyl gasoline
Fuel tank12 gal
45.4 L
Engine details ...
Minneapolis-Moline BF Power
Belt (claimed)27.44 hp
20.5 kW
Drawbar (tested)24.12 hp
18.0 kW
Belt (tested)27.12 hp
20.2 kW
Performance test details ...
Two-wheel drive
 power OptOptional
Differential mechanical contracting band brakes
Open operator station.
Tractor hitch
Rear Typeoptional
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear RPM540 (1.375)
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase79 inches
200 cm
Weight2894 lbs
1312 kg
Front tire4.00-16
Rear tire10.00-28
Full dimensions and tires ...
BF Serial Numbers
1950R500 (Avery R)
1951R1839 (Avery R)
1952R4460 (Avery R)
1953R6538 (BFW)
195357700001 (BFD)
195357600001 (BFS)
195358000001 (BFH)

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Belt Pulley
Diameter10 inches
25 cm
Width6.5 inches
16 cm
Speed1160 ft/min
353.57 meters/min
BF references literature
The BF Hi-Torque Tractors published by Minneapolis-Moline
Sales Manual published in 1952, by Minneapolis-Moline
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