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darn coyote
04-02-2007, 07:34 PM
Hi. I'm curious as to the letter prefixes for different electric tractor models. I've seen I-5, E-20, and B-somethings....what's the difference? I'd guess that the "I" stood for industrial? If you get a minute, let me know. Thanks. Darncoyote

04-08-2007, 11:12 AM
This is my understanding of the different letters, any other members correct me if I'm wrong...

The E and I series are from General Electric, you were correct the I is industrial or for commercial use. The E is for the homeowners.

The B series are Wheel Horse manufactured. They purchased the Elec-trak line and made a few modifications and renamed the models.

Hope this helps!


04-08-2007, 12:22 PM
This is the extent of my knowledge:

GE had the following: E8 and E10 (small frames), and the E12, E15, and E20 (large frames) The I-5 is an industrial version of the E-20, it had automotive style tires, front fenders, etc.

Wheel Horse: B-145 (I think this is equivalent to an E-12 or E-15) and C-185 (equivalent to an E-20). I think there was a model equivalent to an E8, but I don't know for sure.

New Idea sold: EGT-80 (E8), EGT-100 (E10), EGT-120 (E12), EGT-150 (E15), and the EGT-200 (E20).

I know John Deere sold some small frame tractors also, but I don't know their designations.

Nick :cool: