Thousands of Allis-Chalmers dealerships, stocked with orange tractors and machinery, dotted farming communities across the U.S. at one time. Markesan, my hometown, was also home to one of these dealerships. Although they sold other farm equipment brands, Allis-Chalmers was their flagship line of equipment. Some others included, Leyland, Same, Lindsay, New Idea, and New Holland. The original… Continue reading Wilde Implement- Markesan, Wis
I created an Allis-Chalmers History Museum a few months back and have been making some progress on it. Right now it is just webpage powered by Omeka.net I am hoping that it can be a major source of information for Allis-Chalmers enthusiasts. Instead of it just being solely about tractors or other products, I am… Continue reading Museum Progress
Farm Machinery and Equipment-1921 (pgs 26-32)
I like to scour Ebay, Craigslist, antique stores, and classified ads to get my hands on Allis-Chalmers memorabilia. I happened to find this neat acquisition on Ebay. It is a short history about the company and the products that it made. I was glancing through it and found this letter in the back of it,… Continue reading My New AC Find
Allis-Chalmers introduced its "D" series tractors in 1957, starting with the D-14 and D-17. In 1959 the company added the D-10 and D-12 tractors to the line-up, essentially replacing the model "CA" and "B" tractors. The D-10 and D-12 were identical in size and horsepower (about 30 hp), the only difference was wheel spacing. The… Continue reading The III Series of the D10 & D12
Here is a souvenir booklet from the Allis-Chalmers West Allis Works circa 1950 (click the photo below).
Google Books never fails to amaze me. Found this great article while doing a search. This lists the research laboratories and important people (circa 1950). Click here for a complete list of companies.
If you have visited the Unofficial Allis-Chalmers Forum you know people post a lot of good content on there. A thread I have been following this past year and a half is a 782 Forage Harvester restoration that a guy has been working on. Micheal has been restoring his chopper for that last 4 years.… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers 782 Chopper Restoration