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Default Re: Official Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company Thread

This might have been talked about here already but what are the differences between the 40-80 and the 35-70 tractors other then the hp's?
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The 40-80 was re-rated 35-70 after the 1920 Nebraska tests. This also happened the Minneapolis 15-30 which was re-rated to a 12-25. Not as much horsepower as originally thought.
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40-80 is an L head, 35-70 is overhead valves.
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The 35-70 was re-rated before the test already. The 40-80 was never tested as far as I know, the 35-70 was test No 15. Main difference is the engine, which is an L-head on the 40-80 and an OHV on the 35-70.
The earliest 40-80s also had the radiator fan on the opposite side.
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Who were the agents for MTMCO products in Canada in particular Ontario?.I know the Waterloo MFG Company sold the Twin City and Minneapolis Moline Lines.Did they also sell MTMCO aswell?
I don’t believe MTMC ever had an dealer/agent in the province of Ontario. Waterloo Mfg. was the Canadian distributor for Minneapolis-Moline but that was not until the early 1930’s however. The MTMC brand died during the 1929-30 merger when the last of their stock was exhausted and MM management decided to push forward with Twin City designs (at least for tractors).
Of the half dozen MTMC products in Ontario, I do not believe any were Ontario tractors, all were imported by collectors. A thorough search through the Waterloo Mfg. sales records may prove otherwise but I have not got around to it.... yet.
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I don’t believe MTMC ever had an dealer/agent in the province of Ontario. Waterloo Mfg. was the Canadian distributor for Minneapolis-Moline but that was not until the early 1930’s however. The MTMC brand died during the 1929-30 merger when the last of their stock was exhausted and MM management decided to push forward with Twin City designs (at least for tractors).
Of the half dozen MTMC products in Ontario, I do not believe any were Ontario tractors, all were imported by collectors. A thorough search through the Waterloo Mfg. sales records may prove otherwise but I have not got around to it.... yet.


Somebody had to be selling the light weight tractors cross motor and inline engine tractors in Ontario as for the heavy weights MTMC did have agents and branch houses in Western Canada selling those tractors
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Even for the lightweight cross-motors, I really don’t believe MTMC had any real presence in the province of Ontario. Why that is I haven’t a clue! I may be wrong, but after years of reading Rick Mannen’s “Canada Connection”, I have never once seen reference or even a picture of a cross-motor at an Ontario tractor trial, ploughing demonstration or fall fair. Maybe Rick can chime in on this one?
Currently I know of three 17-30 Type B’s and one 27-42 here in Ontario. The one 17-30 came from Alberta, I am positive Hume’s 17-30 came from a museum south of the border and my 27-42 from New York or Pennsylvania (once owned by Kent Gibson). I am willing to bet the other 17-30 was an import as well.
Maybe others know something we don’t about MTMC equipment in Ontario? I would love to hear it!
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Here is the only heavy weight Minneapolis tractor in Ontario during its first restoration in the 1960's.Picture was taken at Sherwood Hume's yard on Main Street in Milton Ontario.The tractor originally came to Ontario from Minnesota
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Here is Hume’s Minneapolis last year at Cookstown following its second restoration. Frank and crew pulled out all the stops to have the tractor ready to debut at our Minneapolis-Moline, Waterloo Mfg., and Oddballs & Orphans Feature. You could still smell the wet paint on it!
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Anybody know what spark plugs were originally used from the factory in the 40-80 and 35-70 tractors?
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You may be right Jeff, Branches in Winnipeg and Regina but I don’t think anywhere else.
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Does anybody know if MTMCO offered power units from their heavy weight tractor engines?.I know they offered power units from their light weight cross motor and inline engine tractors
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Did anyone get pictures from the Badger Steam and Gas Engine show in Baraboo WI this past weekend of The Great Minneapolis Feature display?
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