Moline Universal Tractors

The Moline Universal tractor was based around the idea of providing a farmer with a flexible tractor and implement system that would meet every need of the modern late teen’s farmer. The Universal concept allowed for the easy switching of implements, and Moline had a full range available. The iconic Moline model D was also the first tractor to come factory standard with an electric starter, electric lights and electric speed control through the unique Remy System which utilized the generator as the governor for throttle control.

The Moline Universals were all articulated steering, front wheel drive tractors. A Holley carburetor was standard on all models. The B &C came standard with a Dixie magneto, while the D came standard with the Remy system with battery and starter. The D could be purchased in an alternate magneto driven design, which was also the export model.

 

Model D 1918 – 1923
Engine: 4 cylinder, vertical, valve in head 1800 rpm built by Root & VanDervoort
Bore x stroke: 3.5 x 5
HP advertised: 9-18
HP as Nebraska tested: 27.45 belt, 17.4 drawbar (Nebraska Test #33)
Weight: 3380 lbs
Top speed: 3.6 mph
Turn Radius:17 ft

Model C 1917 – 1918
Engine: 2 cylinder, 850 rpm horizontal opposed valve in head, Moline built.
Bore x stroke: 4.75 x 6
HP advertised: 6-12
Weight: 2800 lbs
Top Speed: 3 mph
Turning radius: 16ft

Model B July 1, 1916 – 1917
Engine: 2 cylinder, horizontal opposed built by Reliable Engine Co
Bore x stroke: 4.75 x 6
HP advertised: 6-12
Weight: 2800 lbs
Top Speed: 3 mph
Turning radius: 16ft

Model A 1915-1916
Engine: 2 cylinder vertical
Bore x stroke: 3.5 x 5
HP advertised: 10 to 12 on the brake.
Weight: 1000 lbs
Top speed: 4 mph
Turning radius: 6 ft