Ours is a 1959 Minneapolis Moline 5 Star Universal Diesel, Serial No. 14400930. 5 Stars were made in 1957, 1958 and 1959. A total of 1,295 Universal Diesels were made. This one is number 930. Diesels have a 336 cu.in. 4 cylinder engine producing 49 drawbar hp (according to Nebraska test). Transmission has 5 forward speeds with Ampli-Torc (high-low shift on the go) providing a total of 10 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds.
"Universal" is MM's name for row crop tractors.
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