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Who was R.G.?

Who was R.G.?
The "Tournapull" tractor model C, designed by R.G. Letourneau

R.G. Letourneau (1888-1969) was a pioneer in the field of heavy construction equipment.

Letourneau began his career working as a mechanic in a blacksmith shop, but he eventually started his own business repairing and building farm machinery. In the 1930s, he developed a series of self-propelled scrapers that revolutionized the construction industry.

During World War II, Letourneau's company produced a wide range of equipment for the military, including bulldozers, graders, and excavators. After the war, the company continued to grow and expand, producing a wide variety of heavy construction equipment for both military and civilian use.

Letourneau was known for his innovative designs and his commitment to quality. He was also a devout Christian and used his business as a platform to spread his faith. He died on June 1, 1969, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most important figures in the history of heavy construction equipment.