TRACTORS

Allis Chalmers
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Allis Chalmers - WD45

This day started out as a drive looking for family history in East Elgin and the Tillsonburg area. In Eden or Staffordville at an old garage, we saw two antique tractors on display . . an Allis Chalmers WD45 and a McCormick-Deering. My eye was drawn to this vibrant orange tractor. The seat was supported by a huge coiled spring, making for a comfortable ride. I do know that this model was manufactured in the United States from 1953 – 1957 but other than that I have nothing else to add. If you know more about this tractor please contact me. Thanks - Jenny

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Old Veteran – 1938 Allis Chalmers

Dave and I made a day trip to the former Agricultural Museum at Milton, ON. No longer under the direction of the Ministry of Agriculture, this not-for-profit is operated as Country Heritage Park. The passionate, dedicated board of directors and the volunteers, along with various organizations like the different tractor clubs and the heavy Horse Assoc. of Ontario have done an excellent job. The admission was only $7 per adult, a dollar less for seniors like us. The CHP hosts several annual events including a heavy horse day with demonstrations of plowing, mowing, binding, threshing and horse drawn wagon rides. The website has an events calendar at www.countryheritagepark,com   We took in the antique tractor show that featured the Ford Tractors for 2010. We hopped on the Allis Chalmers tractor drawn wagons that took us around the park. This old tractor had a great deal of character or as Dave called it “wear and tear”. The Allis Chalmers Club has a great permanent display of orange. There was so much to see we vowed to return another day to check out what we missed. See for yourself. – Jenny

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Allis Chalmers - 1938

Dave and I made a day trip to the former Agricultural Museum at Milton, ON. No longer under the direction of the Ministry of Agriculture, this not-for-profit is operates as Country Heritage Park. The passionate, dedicated board of directors and the volunteers, along with various organizations like the different tractor clubs and the Heavy Horse Assoc. of Ontario have done an excellent job. The admission was only $7 per adult with a senior discount that Dave and I took advantage of. The CHP hosts several annual events including a heavy horse day with demonstrations of plowing, mowing, binding, threshing and horse drawn wagon rides. Check out their website for an events calendar at www.countryheritagepark,com

We hopped on the tractor drawn wagons that took us around the park. Each of the tractor clubs had a display with members there to discuss the various tractors on exhibit. There was so much to see we vowed to return another day to check out what we missed. Allis Chalmers orange stands out in a crowd.

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Old Allis Chalmers Tractor & Drag Plow

I have attended many plowing matches over the years and take hundreds of photos. I usually mark them with some info about location etc. This sketch I have nothing to go on, so all I can tell you is that this is an older Allis Chalmers with a drag plow. Apologies.

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Allis Chalmers D-21

The Aliss Chalmers D-21 tractor, according to Wikipedia, "was introduced in 1963, and was the largest of the D series, as well as the first Allis-Chalmers tractor to exceed 100 horsepower and the largest row crop tractor available in the industry, rated at 103 horsepower. The D21was styled significantly different from the other D series with full fenders, a large platform, and a rear-mounted fuel tank which held 52 US gallons (200 L),, allowing an average of 10 hours of field work.  The D221 was not turbocharged until 1965, which pushed  its horsepower up to about 128 as it remained the largest row crop tractor available. This gave the D21 over 15,000 pounds of pull, making it the largest tractor Allis-Chalmers had ever middle, as well as the most expensive at around 10,000 dollars. Before the move, the D21 found itself outmoded by the Allis-Chalmers 220, that tractor was rated at 130 horsepower. The D21 was a favorite for tractor pullers and still makes good showing at the pulls today."