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I was wondering if anyone knew the meaning behind the model numbers.

The one part that I have surmised is the last digit corresponds with HP. For example, a 222 has a 12HP engine, at 224, has a 14HP.

I know the series, i.e. the 200/3000 series has 12" wheels, and the 400/4000 series has 16" wheels, but I don't think wheel size factors into the model number.

That's all I can figure though.. Any help would be appreciated, as I like to understand these type of things.

Thanks!!!:thThumbsU
 

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I know the series, i.e. the 200/3000 series has 12" wheels, and the 400/4000 series has 16" wheels, but I don't think wheel size factors into the model number...
Alan, unless I'm missing something I believe you have answered your own question - the 200/3000 series would denote a lo-pro, the 400/4000 series would denote a high clearance model.
 

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I meant do the numbers mean something specifically?

Maybe gear ratio's or something like that, or is it just like a series number? i.e. 2nd series for the 200's, 3rd series for the 3000 line in Ingersoll.

Also the second number, does it have a meaning? Or are/were they just repeating the first... 220,222,224 sounds better than 20,22,24..:dunno:

I guess it's the finance background wanting the numbers to mean something specific.

Here's a good example, the re-badged 3000 series Ingy's for Massey Ferguson made some sense, a 218 had an 18HP engine.
 

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I meant do the numbers mean something specifically?

Maybe gear ratio's or something like that, or is it just like a series number? i.e. 2nd series for the 200's, 3rd series for the 3000 line in Ingersoll.

Also the second number, does it have a meaning? Or are/were they just repeating the first... 220,222,224 sounds better than 20,22,24..:dunno:

I guess it's the finance background wanting the numbers to mean something specific.

Here's a good example, the re-badged 3000 series Ingy's for Massey Ferguson made some sense, a 218 had an 18HP engine.
The answer to your question lays with the archives of the Case Corporation and Ingersoll - but are there any such archives - do they even exsist? This information is perhaps forever lost.

As for the Massey Ingersolls that badging most likely was decided by Massey not Ingersoll.

The Case 180 would fall into the old 100 series so it would not be a mystery as none of the 100 series badging denoted hp but how they arrived at 120, 130 , 150, 155, 180, 190 and 195 is anyone's guess and is most likely forever lost. The parent tractors of that era were 430, 530, 630, 730, 830, 930 and 1030 so it doesn't fit with those either.
 

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As far as i know, all i there is to the numbers is the 200=12" 400=16" and the last number =hp. I found this out before joining this wonderfull site. When i was creeping on the site........ :dunno:
 
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