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RSS By: Greg Peterson, AgWeb.com

Learn how to better manage your machinery investments from Greg Peterson, a.k.a. "Machinery Pete." He's been researching and analyzing machinery auction prices for more than 20 years.

1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX Sold for $142,500 on Indiana Auction

Aug 30, 2014

 MM UDLX IN  142500 4

A very, very rare and unique tractor sold at auction today (August 30, 2014) on a northeast Indiana collector auction...a restored 1938 Minneapolis-Moline "UDLX" tractor. This tractor (pictured above) was owned by Paul & Kay Weiss. The Reinbeck, IA couple spent the past 25 years painstakingly restoring this tractor.

So, what did it sell for?? See for yourself, here's Youtube video of the UDLX selling....wow:

Minneapolis-Moline came out with the "UDLX" comfort tractor in the late 1930's. They were obviously WAY ahead of their time in addressing the "comfort" needs/wants of farmers. Their goal was to have the UDLX combine the tractor and farm pickup...so farmers could work with it in the field and week then drive it into town on Saturday night, or to church on Sunday morning. Sales of the UDLX were poor, due mostly to high cost and the poor economy of the late 1930's.

But how cool to see this unique bit of agricultural history being appreciated to the degree it was today on the northeast Indiana collector auction.

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