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The 1941 Minneaplis-Moline Model R row-crop tractor with enclosed cab was another attempt by M-M to aid operator comfort. But for a tractor that was used for crop cultivation during many weeks in the hot summer, it lacked what it most needed: air-conditioning. Like the big UDLX, the R sold too poorly to be a success. An operator could watch the tractor’s front-mounted two-row cultivator through the lower front cab windows. Paul and Kay Weiss of Reinbeck, Iowa bought this R to accompany their UDLX Comfortractor.
This tractor was featured in the book “The Farm Tractor: 100 Years of North American Tractors,” which is available at bookstores and online booksellers and from www.voyageurpress.com.
"The Farm Tractor" first published in 2007 by MBI Publishing Company and Voyageur Press, an imprint of MBI Publishing Company and the Quayside Publishing Group. Copyright © 2007, 2009 by Ralph W. Sanders.
To find out about other Voyageur Press books for the tractor enthusiast, visit www.voyageurpress.com
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