Floyd County Museum Project

August 12, 2009 - 8:06 PM

PLEASE NOTE: To receive information about your tractor, you must contact the Floyd County Historical Society directly. The MMCI cannot provide that information. We simply point you to the resource. Call 641-228-1099, or emailfchs@fiai.net, or go to www.floydcountymuseum.org.  They are located in Charles City, IA.

Preservation of Minneapolis-Moline Information at the Floyd County Historical Society in Charles City, Iowa

by Mike Verhulst

A large number of Minneapolis-Moline historical documents were moved from Minneapolis and Hopkins in the 1970's. Many were left in Charles City when Allied took over WFE in the 1980's. These ended up at the Floyd County Historical society. MMCI has been working with the FCHS since 2004 to identify and preserve this information.

This information includes:

1. Operator's, Repair and Service manuals
2. Serial Number Ledger Books for 1956-1972
3. Service Bulletins
4. Part Drawings on Aperture Cards
5. Large Layout Drawings
6. Literature and Miscellaneous Office Files

The FCHS has been providing copies of manuals for a number of years and it is one of the main sources of income. A list of all of the manuals that are available is on the MMCI website. There is also a list of the Service Bulletins that FCHS can provide copies of on request.

The 24 serial number books contain the records of when each tractor was built, its engine serial number and the various options it was built with by code number. Since there was not a master list of descriptions for the codes, it was necessary to determine what these code numbers were. MMCI worked to collect price book pages for all of the tractors which list the code numbers and there description. This is now fairly complete with a few exceptions. Today you can obtain the history of your tractor by providing your serial number to the FCHS. They will provide a copy from the ledger book that shoes when your tractor was built, it's engine serial number and the option codes. They will also provide a copy of the price pages for that model so you can find the description for the various ordering codes. The cost for this service is $20.


The Minneapolis-Moline history is old and deteriorating. The MMCI board felt it was important to preserve this information and authorized a committee to work with FCHS to make this happen. Committee members are Loren Book, Phillip Fett, and Mike Verhulst. A signed working agreement with FCHS has been developed. FCHS is going to partition part of the basement to store MM records.

After consultation with computer experts software was leased by MMCI to scan the ledgers sheets to a CD disk while a copy is being made on FCHS copier. At this time all 24 tractor books (4000 pages) have been scanned and copied.

See the NOTE at the top of this article for contact information to reach the Historical Society.

Response to Floyd County Museum Project

  • LARRY MOORE said on April 13, 2012 - 11:55 AM

    HI I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE DATE THIS TRACTOR WAS BUILT AND THE DEALER IT WAS SENT TO. JET STAR SERIAL #16502234 ENGINE #206 L-4 16305228 LET ME KNOW WHERE TO SEND THE MONEY FOR THIS INFO

  • LARRY MOORE said on April 13, 2012 - 11:58 AM

    WOULD LIKE A ANSWER TO THE ABOVE INFO LARRY

  • Dale Denais said on February 19, 2014 - 10:35 AM

    Would like to know the information on a MM G750 Model 565-22393 Serial 2306314-452 Email me letting me know who I pay. thankyou

  • Dale Denais said on February 19, 2014 - 10:38 AM

    Would like to know the information on a MM G750 Model 565-22393 Serial 2306314-452 Email me letting me know who I pay. thankyou

  • Web Manager said on March 18, 2014 - 10:47 AM

    To get information on your tractors, you must contact the Floyd County Museum Directly. 641-228-1099 fchs@fiai.net www.floydcountymuseum.org 500 Gilbert St. Charles City, IA 50616

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