Minneapolis Moline G1355 Tractor with Front Wheel Assist
Sep 03, 2017
Dale had my attention at "G1355".
This week while walking the grounds at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL I met and talked with lots of folks. Too many to count. So much fun. A few conversations stood out. Like the one I had with Dale Asher of Sutter, IL. Dale told me about his rare Minneapolis Moline G1355 tractor. Here's a picture of it:
Quite the beauty. And I'm guessing you also noticed it's a front-wheel assist, right? No, I had not seen one of those before. Here's what Dale had to say:
"It's a G1355 with an HD 800 cu. inch engine. There were only approximately 100 of those engines built. It will dyno 250 HP. The tractor weights 21,000 lbs. I put the front wheel assist off a 2255 Oliver on it. Moline 1355 was all Oliver from the transmission back. Therefore I had to put a long pinion shaft in my 1355 transmission to run the gearbox for the front wheel assist."
"I'm 99% sure that there was no front wheel assist 1355's built!"
I've seen (6) Minnespolis G1355 Tractors sold at auction over the past 17 years. Here's a look at what they sold for:
Auction Prices on Minneapolis Moline G1355 Tractors
* Data by http://www.machinerypete.com
Here's a picture of the highest auction price G1355, a 1973 model with only 2,781 hours sold for $16,000 on an April 2, 2016 farm auction in Burlington, IA, sold by the Steffes Group (http://www.steffesgroup.com):
Dale from Illinois also sent me a cool video of their Minneapolis Moline G1050 2WD tractor used to drag walnut logs on their property. Here's the video: