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Antique Miscellaneous Tractor: Twin City

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Twin City Tractor

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Glenn wrote on Sunday, March 12, 2023 (PDT):
  • I have a twin MM city 21-32 radiator housing, would like to know what it is worth
    david collind wrote on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 (PDT):
  • does anybody know where i can find a set of decals for 1934 twin city kt model also a set of decals for minneapolis moline gtb thanks david
    donald haidley wrote on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (PDT):
  • i have a colletion of 12 name minnieapolis moline fron 1728 2 all running except a model 2 z low compresion/ 4 cyl deisel m605-/plus g 1000 6 cyl power steer all on rubber tires/ 3 fta 1936 mode-/plus fta as new with a turning brake first tried 1961 distrutor /3uts mode/-many spares fom radiator 2grills/wreking model z parted from engine will take a some of cash no gst plus freight as we have 2 on steel lugs to carry them to shows.0428718954 don haidley warwick qld aust plus a tri axle and volvo n12 with a sleeper as new.
    Lyle wrote on Saturday, March 31, 2012 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me where I can fined an oil pump for a 17 28 twin cities tractor
    Jason Theisen wrote on Sunday, February 05, 2012 (PST):
  • looking for parts or tractors 17/28and 20/35
    J Johns wrote on Monday, June 27, 2011 (PDT):
  • Am looking for some piston rings for my father-in-law. the dimensions aer 7 1/4 diameter, 1/2 tall with a groove into the piston approximately 3/8 . Any information on where to find a set or have a set made would be much appreciated.
    Lynn Abraham wrote on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 (PDT):
  • Looking for cylinder head for Twin Cities Minneapolis-Moline tractor engine #103523. Casting #FE7G. Jensales parts catalog list part code as FOETN Part #FE5007G Standard Cylinder Head.
    Norman MacCrimmon wrote on Saturday, April 17, 2010 (PDT):
  • I have 4 twincity 17-28 tractors ,not seized,not running,. what are they worth
    Nuta wrote on Thursday, February 18, 2010 (PST):
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    GREG MACEACHEN wrote on Friday, December 04, 2009 (PST):
    Bob Searle Illinois wrote on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 (PST):
  • Does anyone know why parts or catologs for aMimmerpolis- Moline MTA are so hard to find anywhere
    sharon wrote on Thursday, May 29, 2008 (PDT):
  • We are trying to restore a 1935 Twin City J , does anyone know where we can find some front steel for it, also where does one buy decals for this tractor. Thank you for any and all help.
    Wayne Harper wrote on Friday, December 14, 2007 (PST):
  • i have a friend who found a old tractor in a draw it says it was made by minneapolis steel we belive it is about a 26 year it says it is a THE MINNEAPOLIS the motor is in sideways but all there we are going to get it next week but can not find out a lot about it the model no. is WH7R. ENYTHING ENYBODY CAN TELL ME WOULD BE GREAT thank you from wyo.
    Rob Reiner wrote on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have just finished repairing my dad s 1927-2744 Twin City. I m looking for parts for this tractor or someone with knowledge of collecting twin city tractors. My dad also owned a 1220 twin city at one time and would be interesed in finding one of them to restore.
    Ron Johannsen wrote on Sunday, June 10, 2007 (PDT):
  • Twin-City Tractors; What was the color of the tractor off the line. I understand they were Grey, but I see a lot of them in shows with red wheels and lettering What was the true issue color of an old Twin-City tractor Ron.
    grant wrote on Thursday, April 05, 2007 (PDT):
  • i know some boddy who has one of these and was wondering how much one is worth fixed up pls respond
    shirley coffman wrote on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (PST):
  • hi, we have an old twin city that we believe could be a 1919 model but we are not real sure. how do we go about finding out we d really like to know
    William Farley wrote on Thursday, July 13, 2006 (PDT):
  • In northwestern Montana, Dad owned a large Twin City tractor with steel rear wheels that were at least four feet high. These wheels contained rows of "lugs" or solid steel triangles that spiked out from the rim, providing traction in soft ground. We used the tractor to power our saw mill that we ran on our homestead. It had a PTO with an 18" pulley on the left side that was perfect for hooking up to a belt that ran to the pulley for the saw's flywheel and blade. I do not know the year or model, but remember distinctly the big "T" superimposed over the "C" in an oval just above the radiator. The engine was very powerful and smooth-running. It was started by a crank at the front and the spark was provided by a magneto. Would anyone have an idea as to its approximate model year? We used the tractor in the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. Bill Farley
    Chris Schuermann wrote on Sunday, July 02, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a KTA that I have decided to sell. Runs very nicely and sounds solid. Needs a good cosmetic restoration. Currently on rubber tires. Located in Tulsa, OK. Please contact me if you're interested. chris
    Tony Thompson wrote on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a Twin City collection and have studied them and rebuilt several models.I also have serial #'s for most of them and would be glad to share what I have learned with everyone. call or e-mail rustywheel at (507)448-3749
    KELVIN COUBROUGH wrote on Monday, March 06, 2006 (PST):
    Dan Frieden wrote on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST):
  • I come across a Twin Cities tractor, model #AD-2750-106 recently and was wondering if anyone has any kind of information for me. I would like to know what year, what size, how much it would be worth, and if possible, how many were manufacted. And also, where would the serial # be located. I would appreciate any information I can get.
    Dennis Cronbaugh wrote on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 (PST):
  • Ive got my eye on a Twin City tractor.Its supposed to be from the 20s.Its very straight & complete.Motor is stuck.Is it worth more than $1000.00 ?
    Don McCallie wrote on Monday, January 23, 2006 (PST):
  • I also want to pass this info along. On the right side of the gear I found the Model- FTA for the Tractor and the serial #155900. As I have read further this means it was built in 1936.
    Don McCallie wrote on Monday, January 23, 2006 (PST):
  • I just picked up my Dads Twin City 21-32 last weekend. The engine's model is GE, the serial # is 904097 E. The bore is 4 5/8 with a 6" stroke. I plan to restore this tractor. My older brothers drove thsi tractor in the 1950's. I was about 13 when this tractor was parked. It has never moved fromn that slopt till I got it last week January 14,2006. I will have it is St. Louis, MO this spring. I have ordered an operators manual for it. i hope it is correct. I am still trying to match the serial # up to know when it was built.Thansk all of you for your input.
    jim turner wrote on Sunday, November 21, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a friend that needs a radiator for a 1930 twin city 21 32. Any sugestions where I could tell him were to look?
    blake morris wrote on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PDT):
  • why dont you make more jogn deere gear for the john deere lover
    Dean wrote on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 (PDT):
  • Do you know where I could find the weights of Twin City tractors?Thanks,Dean.
    paul wrote on Saturday, November 08, 2003 (PST):
  • have friend who has j t universal j serial 550572 what year would what might it be
    Terry Lohamn wrote on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 (PDT):
  • Am interested in purchasing one if available. Please cal of e mail 231 893 3485 Ask for Terry
    Stan Turner wrote on Friday, May 02, 2003 (PDT):
  • In my Mother in-law estate is a old twin city tractor would like to know where to find sn# on it ?
    wallace zade wrote on Sunday, December 22, 2002 (PST):
  • how much are the twi city worth complete.broken oil may need. how much is pump? thank you.
    lewis hoffman wrote on Monday, August 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • lokking for information on a 1920's or 1930's standard tiwn walk behind tractor manufactor was standard engine copamy minneapolis,minn.
    Merrill S. wrote on Sunday, June 02, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 1928 Twin Cities no. 2744. It has a 5 and 1/2 inch bore. Does anyone know the ring size? That is the thickness. Thanks.
    Duane M. Anderson wrote on Sunday, March 24, 2002 (PST):
  • I would like to find information about a minneapolis moline twin city 1937 JTS, would like to find front and back steel wheels.
    Michael wrote on Sunday, July 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • If anyone can provide me with information on the larger Twin Cities - the 40-60 and the 60-90, I am looking for specs to build a 1/2 or 1/3 scale tractor. Any information would be greatly appereciated. Michael caster at
    tim smith wrote on Monday, May 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1937 KTA TwinCity, it has minniapolis markings on tag, but has just TwinCity casting on radiator, and also is painted with goldenharvest paint. I think to resell a 37 model, they repainted and sold as a 37 with a new colors. Can this be right? If not could you please give me more info, thanks.
    Don Wilson wrote on Monday, April 03, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a Minneapolis 27-42 Crossmotor .How many of these Tractors were built and what were the Serial Number break downs
    Peter Brown wrote on Monday, March 27, 2000 (PST):
  • I own a twincity 17-28 which is the same as this tractor. the 12-20 was re rated to a 17-28 the only cosmetic differance is that in the lower radiator tank they cast 17-28. I have been trying to learn as much as possible on these units since i am restoring mine right now. I am still trying to find the year on mine and any sales brochures or any printed matter on this tractor.Mine is complete and runs sn#29987 eng#30229 with the wheeler schebler carburator.
    Christine Silfies wrote on Saturday, February 12, 2000 (PST):
  • Also, does anyone know if this tractor was used on a specific type of farm or conditions? Thanks
    Christine Silfies wrote on Saturday, February 12, 2000 (PST):
  • I am doing research with my son on this tractor. I have a picture from a farm calendar of this from 1925. The photo was taken by Ozzie Sweet. New Information on this as follows; it was built by the Minneapolis Steel and MAchinery Company and had simple oil cups that needed to be kept filled. The front wheels did not have bearings.
    Mark Heagy wrote on Friday, January 28, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a Twin City Ser. 27834 1928? complete but not running, I would like to have an estimte on what this tractor is worth roughly, because I would like to sell it. Thank You
    Bruce wrote on Sunday, December 26, 1999 (PST):
  • I wish I could remember all the details; somebody out there will, but Twin city tractors were one of the forerunners of Minneapolis-moline. Twin City threshing machine co, Minneapolis threshing machine co, Moline plow works, and a few others joined about 1930 0r 31 to try to weather the depression. They were able to survive in some form for another 40 years....
    Dennis Flanery wrote on Friday, November 12, 1999 (PST):
  • who made the twin city?

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