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Allis B

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I am new here and have been browsing the forum a bit and thought I would share a bit about my B which plows our driveway every winter (boy did she get a workout this winter).

In 1944 she was bought by the family whose little boy would grow up to be a teacher of mine in High School. It was sold by a local car dealer/tractor dealer whom I worked for in high school after working on the local farms from the age of 10. This family owned her till the father died late in 1973. It replaced a team of horses and after I refurbished her she went back to a family reunion on the family farm and the grand children got to see and drive her and a old neighbor who had been there the day she showed up on the farm told me that memory. They even had a cake with her picture in the frosting on it.

Enclosed you will see a picture of her in 1945, then a picture of her now. The tractor was sold to a man in 1974 who became my shop class teacher in high school. He owned it until he sold it to me in 2010. It ran a buzz saw, plowed, cultivated and did other odd jobs there and was rescued from a burning barn once by a hired worker who didn't want to see it burn.

As mentioned she plows snow here and this year we had a big storm with -20 temperature with wind chill dipping into the -30's and it is claimed hit -40 at times. She started up and plowed with no problems.

There are two Allis' in my garage... the other is a 1941 WC. My other tractor is a Case SC while it is not a Allis is a interesting project in itself..... Hope this post is appropriate here...

God Bless You All,


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Hi Cjet69,
Thank you and that is great your family still has the Farmall A. I like the A's they are a great tractor. My father is a Farmall guy and that was the first tractor I drove when I was 8. :) Any pictures? :wwp: I would love to see her. :)

God Bless You,
Chuck :)
Great pictures!!!
Your family has taken great care of the A!!! What a family treasure. I love seeing pictures like this and it sure is a tribute to how well that tractor was made lasting through at least three generations and still working. Thanks for sharing these fantastic pictures!:thThumbsU

In appreciation,

Chuck F :thanku:
Thank you Alleyyooper! That is interesting about your dad's B. I also have a WC from 1941 and she is a sweet running tractor. I'll have to post about her here too... :)

God BLess You!
Chuck :)
Hi Tractorman 44!!

Thanks for the kind comments. To think it goes back to the days of horse farming is very interesting to me. :) They did need them for a living and those old iron horses sure came through.

You are redoing a C? Cool! We definitely want to see pictures. :) Would love to see your B too.. :)

God Bless You,

Chuck F
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