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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Never seen one of these before. Pretty neat even if it was a failure commercially

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:09 PM

Minneapolis Moline built those for farmers who couldn't afford and tractor and a car. They are called UDLX, and even had a buddy seat for your wife and family to sit on going to town.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:17 PM

Yeah I had to do some reading on the tractor when I saw it. Neat tractor but it turned out to be impractical and not all that useful.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Yep,they are a neat design.I have seen a couple of them before.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 04:06 PM

Good lord that thing must way some serious weight!!!!

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 04:45 PM

It will take some SERIOUS $$$$$$$ to buy that rascal too.

Those things bring HUGE bucks.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 05:41 PM

Good lord that thing must way some serious weight!!!!


The MM UDLX was based on the regular U tractor with some "tweaks" and the added cab. It weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-6500 LBS.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 05:43 PM

Yep,they are a neat design.I have seen a couple of them before.


I've had the privelege to see one them several times before. There is one that comes to our show whenever we feature MM's.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 06:02 PM

that's alota weight for sure, especially on soft ground....

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 06:39 PM

They are a very neat piece of farming history, but kinda falls under the Edsel category. Here is a picture of a brochure: http://fiorelli.trip...LX/UDLXback.htm

Designed to be a tractor on the weekdays and a car when you need it to be. Spread manure on Saturday and drive it to church on Sunday kinda thing. I've been on some fast tractors, but 40mph sounds a little spooky.

We have a couple local-ish who have restored many MM tractors and often attend our shows. They put a lot of love into their restorations and they have one of these. Very neat piece.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Those were neat, Its the first fully enclosed tractor ever built, even came with a cigarette lighter

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:08 PM

There was an auction a couple of years back up here with one on it. It was missing the rear door and still brought ( If I remmember right) around $3200 unrestored. That auction had over 700 tractors on day 1 and atleast that many if not more on day 2. I brought one tractor home and 2 GTs, but even if you didn't buy anything it was worth it to go just to look at everything.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:32 PM

To buy that tractor 100,000 plus!

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:35 PM

To buy that tractor 100,000 plus!

I'll take two please!

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:39 PM

I wouldn't mind having one, but wouldn't use it for sure. I'll stick to my Deere workhorses for power and a diesel pickup to drive instead. :D Minnie Mo made some unique tractors and this is the biggest one of them. That is pretty light considering our 630 weighs 7000 lbs with weight taken off. The fastest tractor I've been in was a new John Deere 8310R and it went 30-some odd mph.




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