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M.R.S. Scraper Tractor Info Wanted


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Old 03-01-2018, 11:07:54 AM
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Default M.R.S. Scraper Tractor Info Wanted

A friend of mine is looking for information on the tractor in the picture.
The man in the picture is his uncle who was in earthmoving business and used this tractor to move his dozers.
The story goes that it would be a WW2 RMS tractor with a 200 hp cummins engine and it came from a Belgian military surplus business.
I already found out that it must be a M.R.S. tractor from the Mississippi Road Supply company but i can't find out what model. It looks a lot like a MRS 150 that i found pictures of.
Early M.R.S. tractors used international powerunits and this one clearly has the international nose but the engine indeed looks like a cummins. Ofcours the engine could have been changed.

Can anyone give more info on this regarding year of manufacture and model??

Thanks, Pim
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:31:30 PM
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Default Re: M.R.S. scraper tractor info wanted

A local old iron museum had a similar-looking MRS 140(?) with the original Detroit 4-71 diesel. I have no idea of the year of manufacture.

Unfortunately the museum is now defunct and the tractor is long gone (auctioned off).

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Default Re: M.R.S. scraper tractor info wanted

They were made here, in Mississippi, at Flora. I was told? MRS stook for Mississippi River Servicer. We had several of their pieces of equipment in the U.S. Navy Seabees. Good luck with your search.
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Default Re: M.R.S. scraper tractor info wanted

A member of another forum got an MRS 80 from a seed co. that used it to farm with, BUT it has a Detroit 4-71 in it.
Love your pic.!!!! I wii try to do some checking too! thanks; sonny
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MRS Stands for Mississippi Road Services. Whole story of company is on line written by Construction Historian Keith Haddock. It seems they used multiple engines and drive trains over the years if operation. Ed B
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i want one
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