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#1 Gfann OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 11:46 PM

I recently came across a Minneapolis Moline Mocart 108 tractor, I noticed, it looks as far as I can tell absolutely identical to a Jacobsen Chief tractor. Anyone know anything about those tractors as to the story to why they are identical tractors, where they just stock tractors?

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 11:55 PM

You're right, the tractors were build by Jacobsen. Here's a short history mm.jpg written by Pete


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Well that answers that. If you painted a jacobsen like a moline, could it be called a moline? I kind of like that color set up better. I have a jacobsen chief I was thinking about getting it back in shape but I'm not a fan of the color scheme kind of like the yellow.

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 03:44 AM

Yep! Jake built Minnie Mo's! And they did an Oliver version, got some manuals for those uploaded a while back.


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:32 AM

Nice tractor. I like the yellow as well.


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:51 AM

One time they had a Gold looking one, was Motrac or something close in the small version. I don't like that color. MM's usually go for more money, and collectors check the serial tags to make sure they are not just made over Jake's. The grills are diff than Jake's. There was a White version in Blue/white for awhile also, and the Olivers, which look quite a bit diff in the tin. Have seen some Oliver's where owner's asking $5000 for them all redone. I'll Pass, thanks! I do wish to get a 12 or 14 hp MM someday, but prefer the manual trans. I had a White with hydro, didn't even like it.
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Posted March 22, 2013 - 07:51 AM

Yep! Jake built Minnie Mo's! And they did an Oliver version, got some manuals for those uploaded a while back.

 

Those tractors only sold because the farmers in the market for a lawnmower were so brand addicted that they had to have their little tractors match their big ones!! 

 

I knew a guy who had one of each of the major tractor brands' farm models, and one of each of the garden tractor models.  It made a great picture at a show.

 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 09:23 AM

I kinda figured about the serial numbers, I was thinking about doing a General Lee theme. That project thou, is a ways off, so its more or less in the thinking phase. As far as the picture of the Moline goes, that is a really nice looking tractor, the image as with a lot of other picture of Moline's can be found on Flickr. That picture belongs to LAGC.

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Here's a few more photos off the web of some MM's.

 

 

108MM.jpg images2.jpg MoCraft.jpg gtinside_ed.jpg MM108.jpg


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 10:26 AM

One time they had a Gold looking one...

but not this one mm-gold.jpg   sorry, j/k



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Posted March 22, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Those tractors only sold because the farmers in the market for a lawnmower were so brand addicted that they had to have their little tractors match their big ones!! 

 

...

Ben W.

 

This will never happen to a  :worship:   Deere guy - but me :smilewink:


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Those old MM garden tractors are one of my favorit garden tractors. Are you planning to buy that mm 108 or is that just one that you saw?


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Those old MM garden tractors are one of my favorit garden tractors. Are you planning to buy that mm 108 or is that just one that you saw?



Just one I saw on flickr through a contact. Flickr is a really good source of images of really interesting tractors from around the US and the world. Some times I just go on flickr and peruse tractors images and find all sorts of interesting designs builds from the past.

My flickr is:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfalan/
Ive got all my pics on there of my tractors but I'm fairly new so only a few hundred. Mainly my Bready 662, Bready Walk behind, Cub 100, and S17.

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 11:45 AM

Here is dad's MM 110 and his White t/c 110

 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 01:23 PM

This will never happen to a  :worship:   Deere guy - but me :smilewink:

 

The worst part is that Gravely never built farm tractors, else I would safely be in trouble.  Big trouble.

 

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