Twin City tractors

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Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Company Twin City

Twin City tractors were built by the Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Company until 1929 when it merged with the Moline Implement Company of Illinois and the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company of Hopkins, Minnesota.

Twin City tractors were dark gray in color, and had a logo much like the "TC" that the Minnesota Twins baseball club uses. The following is a list of all the models of Twin City tractors made by the Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Company and the specifications for each model according to the Nebraska test reports.

Twin City 12-20[edit]

  • Manufacturer......................................Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co., Minneapolis, MN
  • Nebraska test number.................................19
  • Test date............................................June 3-June 12, 1920
  • Test tractor serial number...........................12278
  • Years produced.......................................1919-1926
  • Serial number range..................................10201-19903
  • Serial number location...............................brass plate left side front of transmission Number
  • Produced......................................approximately 9700
  • Engine...............................................Minneapolis Steel vertical, valve-in-head
  • Test engine serial number............................12137
  • Cylinders............................................4
  • Bore and stroke (inches).............................4.25x6.00
  • Rated rpm............................................1,000
  • Displacement (c.i)...................................340.5
  • Fuel.................................................kerosene/gasoline
  • Main tank capacity (gallons).........................23
  • Auxiliary tank capacity (gallons)....................3
  • Carburetor...........................................Holley, 1.25-in.
  • Air cleaner..........................................Bennett
  • Ignition.............................................Bosch DU4 magneto
  • Cooling capacity (gallons)...........................7

Maximum brake horsepower tests[edit]

  • PTO/belt horsepower..................................27.93
  • Crankshaft rpm.......................................1,017
  • Fuel use (gallons per hour)..........................3.18

Maximum drawbar horsepower tests[edit]

  • Gear.................................................low
  • Drawbar horsepower...................................18.43
  • Pull weight (pounds).................................3,476
  • Speed (miles per hour)...............................1.99
  • Percent slippage.....................................20.10
  • SAE drawbar horsepower...............................12
  • SAE belt/PTO horsepower..............................20
  • Type.................................................4 wheel
  • Front wheel (inches).................................steel 34x5.75
  • Rear wheel (inches)..................................steel 50x12
  • Length (inches)......................................84 wheel, 134 total
  • Height (inches)......................................63.50
  • Rear width (inches)..................................63
  • Weight (pounds)......................................4,000
  • Gear/speed (miles per hour)..........................forward 1/2.20, 2/2.93 reverse1/na

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dunning, Lorry; Ultimate American Farm Tractor Data Book Nebraska Test Tractors 1920-1960

External links[edit]