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Antique Minneapolis Moline Tractor: MM G1000

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MM G1000 Tractor

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nick johnson wrote on Monday, July 08, 2013 (PDT):
  • I was wondering if anyone knew what the A4 letters above the g1000 stood for I have a 670 that had the letters A7 above 670 also. I haven t found any info anywhere on what the letters meant, if anyone could help I would appreciate it!
    emnem wrote on Friday, June 07, 2013 (PDT):
  • Hi I recently purchased a MM g1000 and needs an overhaul. I m looking for a service manual for free. I d really appreciate it if someone could email me one. Thanks
    David Villarreal wrote on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 (PDT):
  • Where can I get models of Moline tractors I want to start a collection. My dad used to drive these tractors when we were growing up near Plainview, Texas. Please let me know where I can search to order models for my collection. David Villarreal Mission, Texas
    skip miller wrote on Thursday, December 16, 2010 (PST):
  • I am looking for a g1350LP with cab
    bob vilcheck wrote on Friday, July 23, 2010 (PDT):
  • used to own a g-1355, wish i had not sold it. I am looking for another one, ph# 832-409-9999 wrote on Thursday, January 28, 2010 (PST):
  • looking to sell my mmg1000 need to know the going price, its a 1967 and has a nearly new paint job, and all new stickers, runs good, is in very good condition.
    Jon wrote on Monday, December 21, 2009 (PST):
  • 1969 MM G-1000 Vista diesel for sale. Needs rear 2 jugs overhauled, it s all there except the chrome emblems. Has narrow front on it I think from a 670 . Front tires are junk, rears are 70% 18-4-38. Tin is mostly straight, fenders are a little tweaked, but will come back. Was going to go pulling with it, but can t bring myself to chop it up.
    Wyatt Campbell wrote on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 (PST):
  • That is the first G1000 ive evr seen that has a cab.I like it!
    John Swaim wrote on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (PDT):
  • Looking for pics--precious few were taken when I was a teenager working on granpa s place. He ran minnie mos and they captivated me then and still do now--power--he had a Vista G1000 diesel with cab, must have been 68 or 69 , very unusual to have a cab tractor at that time and he was stepping up from a M5. Later he added a vista G1000LP, strong tractor. Both pulled 6-16 s and clay didn t stop em. Tandem disc with harrow also, LP with 18.5 ft and the diesel with 19.5 ft. Later he picked up a M670 and we used that for cultivating, pulling the planter and such...good tractor,, LP as well. The best and my favorite wa the 75 White 2-150--bought used around 78 , came wioth a chrome exhaust that curved to the right and no muffler, 585 c.i. no turbo no intercooler no high rpm, just raw stroke power and the nicest flame when plowing at night, that thunderous sound lugging 7-16 s and later a 25 ft tandem disc with harrow--fancy disc with hydraulic folding,, a white i believe, all the other implements mentioned were Moline brand. Granpa tried to muffle the 150 but the damn muffler was so thick I couldn t see around it so he took it back off a few weeks later and I never saw it again.Anywho, any pics of these big cats in action in the field would be appreciated. The 150 ran duals and in furrow on the seven bottom,, the diesel Vista had these unique cones for the duals to attach to, added weight and just had a nice look with the duals on. Any pics would be appreciated. Straight furrows! If anybody stilll pulls a moldboard.
    Jim Stack wrote on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 (PST):
  • My Dad and I have owned a G1050 diesel since 1976, we just overhauled the engine and clutch this past year. It is an excellent running tractor with serious torque. I have grown attached to it and could never sell it.
    ron sutherland wrote on Sunday, April 06, 2008 (PDT):
  • I would be looking for a MM G-1050 in running order or not. please call at 450-264-4632
    Tom Toohill wrote on Thursday, April 03, 2008 (PDT):
  • I and my brother have been overhauling our recently purchased fence row G 1000 vista tractor. We found a man in Missouri that is the best around for getting any part you might need for an MM. He works and rebuilds parts on them as well. He also has a few tractors around for parting out. He is eager to help you with any problems and has answered any thing we asked with great knowledge ! Terrific guy Danny s Repair Service Marceline, Mo 660-222-3371
    Jim Kitch wrote on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 (PDT):
  • --JOE CRAMER-- Do you still have the MM G1000s for sale. I also live in Western Kansas. Please call me at 785-754-8174.
    lcurtis wrote on Monday, February 11, 2008 (PST):
  • I have a 54 Fordson Major Diesel and it tries to run when I hit it with starter fluid but acts like it is starving for fuel. I primed it and when it cranks there is fuel at the injectors. Any suggestions to get it running
    Andy Brubaker wrote on Thursday, October 18, 2007 (PDT):
  • me and my dad have a G 1000 its a row crop version its a hoss you can put it up against anything and it will take it down i would defintly recomend it for any job
    John Krull wrote on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 (PDT):
  • My Father also has some MM tractors a 602 LP 705 MF97 LP and a 1355 D. My brother is looking for a G1000 Vista LP. He is looking to farm with them again in SW Iowa. Might entertain a 1050 LP also.
    Everett C. Smith wrote on Sunday, August 26, 2007 (PDT):
  • My Father in-law, Herman Lawson Of Portland, Ind. was a Minneapolis Moline dealer for many years. I can remember plowing for him eith a G-1000. Due to my inexperience I scorched the clutch by using too high gear, it just would not pull down. I just ran across a set of toys he had given my daughters for Christmas, a G-1000, 4 btm. plow, disk, gravity wagon and machinery shed. Sure brings back memories. E. C. Smith
    Ida Red wrote on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 (PDT):
  • For Sale a Diesel G-1000 ,in fence row conditon with a cab and ringed 18.4x38 s on the rear.One problem she has is a rod out the side of her.Red
    Ida Red wrote on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 (PDT):
  • For Sale a Diesel G-1000 ,in fence row conditon with a cab and ringed 18.4x38 s on the rear.One problem she has is a rod out the side of her.Red
    Mike Lowe wrote on Sunday, October 01, 2006 (PDT):
  • saw a 69 G 900 at an auction yesterday they wanted $5500 good looking tractor showed 3842 hours on the meter , sounded good [diesel] it didnt sell
    Brandon Scheuring wrote on Friday, April 28, 2006 (PDT):
  • Me, my grampa and my uncle farm with molines and whites, in all we have over 20 tractors. everything from Z's to A4T. I would really like to get my hands on a G1000 Front Wheel Assist, dont matter what condition or where at.. please let me know.. (712)-579-2263
    cory luper wrote on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 (PDT):
  • i have a 1947 farmall cub for sale take $2500 for it email any queastoins thanks
    Joe Cramer wrote on Saturday, February 18, 2006 (PST):
  • I have 3 LP G1000's that I would be interested in selling. They all run, but need various repairs. 2 are Vista's, 1 is a Wheatland. Located in Western Kansas. Can send pictures if interested.
    Steve Zeman wrote on Sunday, October 02, 2005 (PDT):
  • Needing Hydraulic pump for G1000 Wheatland (Propane). The old one is shot. It is a Vickers Model No. M-PFB-15-R-20-094 131 J6. Any ideas where to find one, new or used please contact. Thanks SEZ
    Fred Knop wrote on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • Interested in purchasing a G1000 LP or Diesel in good running condition.
    william w.gratz wrote on Thursday, April 21, 2005 (PDT):
  • Mr father purchaed his first MM Z in 1963 ,he then purchased a ZB which I now have.I also have a GTB,a BF avery, a G 1000, a u 302 and a Jet Star 3 super plus 3 MM riding mowers. I am loking for a set of flat top fenders.
    kevin Hartman wrote on Saturday, February 19, 2005 (PST):
  • looking for a G1000 in running condition email me with picturse if possible
    Rod Machiela wrote on Sunday, January 23, 2005 (PST):
  • Does anyone know where this picture was taken
    James Baker wrote on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (PST):
  • I recently bought a MM G1000 Wheatland for the unbelievable price of $200. It's not in great shape, but it still runs like a charm. Does anyone have any specs on one, such as horsepower. I am also in need of an alternator, but I'm not sure what type. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
    Tom Rohrich wrote on Friday, January 14, 2005 (PST):
  • We have a G 1000 with front wheel assist. It has a cab but it is not on it. Also have a Vista 1000. We farmed exclusively with the "Mighty Mo's". No longer farming but have kept the tractors. Also have a G950, 1355, U302, G, Z, U, 1050, & propane A4T1600 with 800 cid engine. We bought the 950 & 1355 new.
    Wardell Schoff wrote on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 (PST):
  • I have used moline tractors for 50 yrs,most were LPs.In 69 bought a new Vista G1000 LP,still have it.A great tractor I really enjoy working it,lot of power.Also have a G900 gas tractor for sale,nice all original SN33000300
    Wardell Schoff wrote on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 (PST):
  • I have used moline tractors for 50 yrs,most were LPs.In 69 bought a new Vista G1000 LP,still have it.A great tractor I really enjoy working it,lot of power.Also have a G900 gas tractor for sale,nice all original SN33000300
    jimmy carter wrote on Sunday, January 09, 2005 (PST):
  • I have G1000 in onterio needs to be in cottondale, fl. I need someone to to haul it. 8502585864cell.I think this tractor is awsome!!!
    Daniel Allen wrote on Saturday, December 04, 2004 (PST):
  • I have G1000 Vista lp best running tractor i think i have ever used don't know why they stopped. building them.
    Elijah Shelton wrote on Monday, November 08, 2004 (PST):
  • I'm looking to add to my collection so f you know any body who has one for sale let me known
    Jerry Slaton wrote on Thursday, October 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am also looking for a G1000 Wheatland diesel in almost any condition,as long as its restorable.
    Nick Prochaska wrote on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • I love the 1000's looking to buy a diesel 1000 vista to go badger state with. everyone says it can't be built tough enough, but I have been raised on Molines, and have never seen a bad one. if anyone has any info pls e-mail me pro454 at
    Tony Haffner wrote on Friday, September 10, 2004 (PDT):
  • My dad owns a 68 Vista that I recently pulled at an exabition pull in Hamillton Ill. It's a diesel version and did a fine job pulling that sled out the end !!!
    Richard Doughtyk wrote on Monday, August 30, 2004 (PDT):
  • I bought a MM G1000 LP about one year ago with only 100 hours on an overhaul. I love it. It plays with a heavy 15' Case disk. Often I use it to roll down mole hills in the yard. I figured that the MM on the front stands for Mole Masher.
    Rex Kelly wrote on Friday, July 09, 2004 (PDT):
  • I couldn't begin to tell you how many hours I spent on our vista 1000 as a kid. That thing was tough and would like to buy one today if there is anyone with quality tractor for sale out there please contact me. It doesn't have to look good, just needs to run good. 816-308-0145. I am also interested in other mms for sale. These are for my personal use not show.
    Aaron Lenk wrote on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • My real dad use to own two G1000s and we used one for field work. We used 5 bottom plow and and a 16 foot disk with a 16 foot drag behind disk occasionally. It was a damn good work horse in the fields but the pto took a crap and thats only problem we had with that one. The other G1000 was older style and used that for spreading manure and when ever we thought we working them two G1000s it didn't even phase'em. G1000s where built heavy which is good for field work and had very good lugging power. One of the best tractors ever built and one of the best in my book for sure.
    Rob Waltz wrote on Monday, June 14, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a G1000 Vista Diesel for sale. It is a 1967 with 49xx hours, less than 500 hours on OH. We are the 3rd owner and it is a nice tractor with a cab and weights.
    Floyd wrote on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 (PDT):
  • How bad is the job of installing a PTO on a G-1000 that came without one? I'm assuming this is a wheatland tractor since it has not rockshaft, 3-point or PTO. Thanks
    elijah shelton wrote on Sunday, March 07, 2004 (PST):
  • looking to buy a G1000
    kurk wrote on Sunday, February 29, 2004 (PST):
  • looking to buy a G1000 or g900 for 3500 or less
    bob wrote on Monday, February 09, 2004 (PST):
  • The g-1000 is a good tractor, they had it going good untikl they tryed to stop this massive load
    Randall Penner wrote on Thursday, November 27, 2003 (PST):
  • I'm would like to buy a G1000 or similar in good condition. If someone has one for sale in Alberta or Saskatchewan.
    Russ; wrote on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 (PST):
  • G1000 Wheatland produces two things well. An exhaust stack bravado howl and about 110.8 hp at the PTO. It would look equally good going thru any states capital not to mention rearranging the traffic if necessary. Put me on that long list of "I want it too" customers.
    Richard P Brighton wrote on Friday, September 05, 2003 (PDT):
  • I owned a MM M670 Super which was LP and a G950 LP on the farm here in north Iowa. My Dad and I found that if you used a tank heater to warm the coolant through the vaporiser that they would start and stay running until engine warmed up. I work for a MM dealer and we always installed a Century vaporiser on all the LP tractors he sold installed Century 100 vaporisers was the size and the tractors ran more fuel efficently. With vista engine being a 504 it will take about 2hrs to warm it with a tank heater 1500 watts size.
    David M. Justison wrote on Monday, September 01, 2003 (PDT):
  • hey guys, I have a G1000 vista diesel and lp.The diesel runs fine, but the lp is hard to start. It acts like it isnt getting enough fuel. When its cold, it runs, then dies, but when you hold the starter in gear, it runs fine.Then when you shut it off when its warm, it starts and runs like a sewing machine. I think it may be a filter, but any help out there will help alot. thanks.
    Steve B. wrote on Monday, May 26, 2003 (PDT):
  • I used to run a G-1000 Diesel. Awesome power and torque, and the sound out of the exhaust was unforgettable. We farmed around Central Pennsylvania, and I occasionally drove through the capital of Pa. on my M.M. with dual wheels on it on the way to other farms. It was quite a shock for the "city folk" to see a G-1000 roaring down the city streets.
    Dan Allen wrote on Thursday, May 01, 2003 (PDT):
  • was interested in buying a G1000 was wanting a little history on it
    Joe Powell wrote on Thursday, February 27, 2003 (PST):
  • i'm looking for a g-1000 vista tractor either lp or diesel to restore. the neighbor has one and won't part with it. i first drove the vista as well as his g-900 and 1350 and 1355 mm when i was young. i liked the vista the best and won't one of my own,,, thanks,,, joe powell.
    Etano wrote on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 (PST):
  • My dad has a MM G1000. That tractor is the best starting tractor. It is a simple tractor to work with. Everthing is out in the open to work on. MM made a great tractor!!
    W. Deuling wrote on Sunday, February 02, 2003 (PST):
  • I bought a Vista G1000 on LP in November,1985. I use it almost every day on my dairy farm. It is a true work horse as it hauls the manure spreader, m-m 5 bottom plow, bales hay, and it even hauls single wide and double homes around.
    justin kubesh wrote on Monday, January 20, 2003 (PST):
  • my grandpa has a g-1000 it is LP and it has a wide front. He has had it over 40 years and when I was little he had it hooked up to the hammer mill to grind feed for our hogs. Thats the only thing he used it for
    Tim Harker wrote on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 (PST):
  • I have driven a g-1000 and have recently purchased a g-1355 and it was all because of that one time my uncle let me drive the g-1000 about 20 years ago!!!!!!
    james corder wrote on Sunday, December 15, 2002 (PST):
  • the minneapolis-moline g1000vista is one of the best looking tractors that was ever made in my opinion. i've always had trouble understanding just how MM went down. it had to be just plain bad management because my experience with the MM brand indicated they were of top quality and durability, two things farmers find necessary in their equipment. no matter what the configuration the g1000v is just a very fine looking machine!
    Lynn West wrote on Friday, February 15, 2002 (PST):
  • My husband grew up on a farm in Northeast Ohio. His father owned a Minneapolis Moline G1000 Vista, and my husband just loved this tractor. He always wanted a "toy" MM for his own but his father said they could not afford one. He (my husband ) will be "50" in March, and I would love to find a toy version for him. Can anyone help me?
    micahael wrote on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 (PDT):
  • got to use a MM G1000 LP as a pull off tractor at the boone county fair truck and tractor pulls. It used to be a farm stock puller so it had the large tires on it and it had to chrome straight pipe. It sounded awesome and had plenty of power.
    Hans Strayer wrote on Thursday, September 20, 2001 (PDT):
  • I want to buy this one or one like it. Anyone have one this nice for sale? email me if you do at strayer at
    PUTTS wrote on Thursday, May 10, 2001 (PDT):
  • MM's just have wicked power. I used to own a Super M670. Talk about power to spare. It was only a gas, but that thing really hauled. It was really heavy compared to other tractors ots size, but it made up for it in horsepower. Nothin' like throwing the T.A. back when hauling heavy loads and listening to that monster beller!!!
    Bob Swinney wrote on Wednesday, November 01, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a G1000 Vista. Looks like the one pictured,but it doesn"t have a cab. Does anyone know where a cab is for a 1000.
    Justin Macedonia wrote on Sunday, August 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know about how much horsepower the G1000 Wheatland had ?
    Paul Dufault wrote on Saturday, August 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1050..M.M.White...about 1967...I'am looking for a service repair manual.....I am experiency problems with the will not turn under load..any suggestions..?
    J.D. Flora wrote on Friday, August 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • How is parts availability for 70's deisel model 1000's? Who would you take it to for repair?
    david gray wrote on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • nice g-1000 my friends uncle has one just like it
    Brad Georgeson wrote on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • My dad farmed with a 1967 G1000, it looked similar except the G1000 on the side was a black sticker instead of white. The tractor proved dependable except for a PTO problem, had plenty of power, and always started even on the coldest days.
    Joe E Cramer wrote on Sunday, May 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • The G-1000 you have pictured is a G-1000 Vista owned by Wes Kentch in Ferndale, Wa. and the MM Waterloo is owned by Postma Bros. of Lynden, Wa.
    Joe E Cramer wrote on Sunday, May 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • The G-1000 you have pictured is a G-1000 Vista owned by Wes Kentch in Ferndale, Wa. and the MM Waterloo is owned by Postma Bros. of Lynden, Wa.
    Adam Riley wrote on Thursday, May 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • my grandpa brought a G900 when they were first made and we still use it to this day one are farm. i also have a corn picker that is MM a disc, plow, and a combine. someday i hope to have all MM on my farm
    Kenneth C.Brecht wrote on Monday, March 06, 2000 (PST):
  • I used a G-1000 that my Dad had. This tractor was Propane powered and was a real power house. The six cylinder motor had a sound like no other tractor. My dad had used only Moline tractors since his first U he bought new in 1950.
    HENRY T.MARTINEZ wrote on Saturday, November 27, 1999 (PST):
    Bob Wolfe wrote on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 (PST):
  • Have any of you see a twin minee hitch. It was made up of two 1350 mm"s The frount axle was removed on one hand controles put on it! Hooked to the back of the first one. Combined would pull a twenty four ft. disk& a field cultervator& Hairgator at the same time. Also pulled a ten bodom plow! Thats right 10\16 plow in 1973! It was known as the Fecht boy's M&M hich Owned by Donald & Roger Fecht OF Carthage,I.LL It was great to see it run. They used it that way for about eight years. It is still talked about to this day. That was over Almost thirty years ago If you got one better than that I would love to hear about it. Farm kid at heart. Bob Wolfe Phx,AZ
    Tim Springstead wrote on Friday, September 17, 1999 (PDT):
  • The G1000 shown in this picture belongs to Wes Kentch of Ferndale Wa. It is used on his farm to along with several other MM's
    Andy Guest wrote on Saturday, July 10, 1999 (PDT):
  • Hi my name is Andy Guest.My dad and I just bought a G900 and we are really getting into MM so if you have any more info on MM send me some.
    Nile Folin wrote on Tuesday, June 01, 1999 (PDT):
  • I've owned a G1000 for about 5 years. It is a workhorse. The 6 cyl diesel starts easy and provides much more power than my JD4020 could even think of doing. Other than fuel consumption I see no reason why they do not continue to be a cost effective popular tractor. I generally use this one for spring field work and later for round baling hay.
    Stanley Jaques wrote on Thursday, April 22, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a vistaG1000 tractor that I use on my farm and like it vary well. runs good and vary dependabal.

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