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What does the G stand for?


 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I drove an Oliver G-1355 today. Nice tractor! Question: What does the "G" stand for? (G-750, G-1000, G-1355,etc.).
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I believe its more than likely just carried over again and again from when they started MM. GTA...GTB..GB..GVI..etc. The "G" series was always their biggest tractor. Then it became more of a series when the G900 appeared with the G1000 Vista...then the 50 series with the G950 1050 and 1350.. Someone please correct me if I am mistaken.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd say your completely right. Just like the new John deeres they have the "r" series which doesn't mean anything to my knowledge and the "rt" but the t stands for track but don't think the r means anything. Minneapolis moline just liked using letters instead of numbers most brands have numbers and they had mostly all letter models
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You guys are probably all correct. It probably meant Giant back in the day.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had heard of stories years ago that the "GB" stood for "great big" tractor..but they might have just been stories..Smile
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There is always a good tractor story in the "thrill of the chase" . I once found a U and called the guy he said what Minie did you want because I have 2 . So after going to his other farm I discovered the 1355 but it had a bad engine ( but what a nice huge tractor ) and I passed on it . So I said what about that Super 88 diesel Olie -- so the following spring I ended up bringing the Olie home and she is one of my favorites next to my M5 diesel. Some companies use the G as gas and D diesel but for Minies I think it's just the series
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think the r in a JD is like a Platinum in a Ford pickup. The lower the letter the lower level of hyd and trans options and trim level in the Cab.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What does the G stand for? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All the wheel ones are a r though, and all the tracks are a rt
 
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