Allis-Chalmers tractors and implement prototype units were designed, built, and then tested at the company proving grounds. The units were put through hell at the proving grounds; scenarios that the machine would hardly experience on the farm. Test tractors were abused around the clock for quality assurance. Engineers conducted field tests on grounds or on… Continue reading Memories from the Allis-Chalmers Proving Grounds
ALLIS-CHALMERS MANUFACTURING COMPANY Of the various products associated with the name of Allis-Chalmers and upon which the reputation of that company has been built, several of the principal lines of machinery owe their early development to the companies which united to form that organization. In the year 1901 the Allis-Chalmers Company was organized through a consolidation of the… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers in 1922
An AC enthusiast friend of mine sent this to me a while back. Hopefully this will be useful for Minnesota Allis-Chalmers enthusiasts. ADA: Helwig Impl. Co. AITKIN: Wold Impl. Co. ALBANY: Neis & Boethin Impl. Co. ALEXANDRIA: Harris Farm Supply, Inc. ALPHA: Garber Implements ARLINGTON: Spannaus Service BARNESVILLE: Johnson Impl. Co. BATTLE LAKE: Lykken Farm Supply… Continue reading 1962 List Of Minnesota Allis-Chalmers Dealers
Allis-Chalmers held factory tours over the years. The company had a number of promotional tour booklets published that visitors could take as a keepsake. This booklet, Highlights: Allis-Chalmers West Allis Works, I figure this was the company tour booklet circa 1955. Have you been on a tour of the West Allis Works or other AC factories? Did… Continue reading Highlights: Allis-Chalmers West Allis Works
In 1942-43 Allis-Chalmers Mfg Co. launched its Farm Commando program. Two-day mechanical training courses were conducted by local A-C dealerships. The classes were meant to help farmers and mechanics learn the basics of caring for tractors, All-Crop combines, and implements. The classes were a war-effort plan to boost food production and help the Allies win the war.… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Farm Commando
Antique Farming's website has some great history on farm equipment manufacturers. They also have a selection of old literature, and here is what they have on Allis-Chalmers.
This article published in a 1947 issue of WE of Allis-Chalmers commemorates the expansion of the company from 1847-1947. With its new name, Allis-Chalmers Co., our company entered the twentieth century strengthened by the 1901 merger of the E. P. Allis Co. with three other leading industrial concerns. Annual business had reached the $10,000,000 mark, and… Continue reading “Years of Expansion”