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A local shop has a Deutz Allis 916 for sale. Price seems really high, but it had me thinking nonetheless! It does come with the snow blower and mower deck. If I can get the price down a bit, then sell the attachments, I might be able to end up with a very solid 916 to play around with. I'm thinking (more like guessing, actually!) that the blower and mower might be worth about $150-200 combined?? This would then knock even more money off of the overall cost.
I know there is a Simplicity and AC counterpart to these tractors (though I do not know the exact model numbers). Do those with these machines like them? If I had something like this I would like to try my hand with a plow in a small garden... Well, what say those in the know. Would this be a capable little GT for a few hundred dollars net?
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Looks 100% identical to my 914 allis-chalmers except green. Looks like that one is a hydro, mine is a shuttle shift. Sorry I can't really answer you questions though.
 

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Amstaff, I like the DA's, I almost bought one instead of my 318. Looks to be in fair condition and I would think a snowblower ought to get you $200 - $300 this time of year (although Ol' man winter is not cooperating to drive prices up!).
 

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My son has a 7116H Simplicity, which should be the same tractor. It's a 1980 or '81, and has given him good service for many years. They are tough old machines. Plenty of power, and the deep mower deck is hard to beat.
 

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i own 1 also and it is a very capable machine. and the Kohler purrs like a kitty.
i gotta ask, what are they asking for the machine & attachments ?

They have it listed for $900 which seems high to me. I have looked at it, but not talked to them about it... Would I be doing OK for about $600 out the door???
 

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Here's is a pic of my 914 allis with the snowcaster. Not the best pic. How come the sheet metal looks identical. What is the story with allis-chalmers and deutz allis?
First off, I don't know anything about anything, but I was reading a little bit about the Deutz Allis/Allis Chalmers relationship. As far as I can tell, Deutz, a german company, purchaced the tractor portion of Allis Chalmers in 1984 and owned it until 1991. Anyone can jump in her an correct if I am not accurate! During that time Allis produced their tractors as well as some (identical) that were green and badged "Deutz Allis." This is what I read on the internet, so as they say, it must be true!!!
 

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i own 1 also and it is a very capable machine. and the Kohler purrs like a kitty.
i gotta ask, what are they asking for the machine & attachments ?

They have it listed for $900 which seems high to me. I have looked at it, but not talked to them about it... Would I be doing OK for about $600 out the door???
if the machine runs good id say a good deal would be $600 w/ deck & blower.
$700 would be a fair deal.
in my neck of the woods 48" decks & 42" blowers can be found sometimes for under $100 ea. in decent condition. i recently bought a 42" blower w/hitch for a 3400 series for $75.

Allis Chalmers, Simplicity, & Deutz Allis are all brothers of a different color.
good luck on the purchase....keep us posted w/lots of pics :)

 

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Well if you go with the Deutz-Allis all you need to attach a Plow to it is this
called a 1point Hitch by Simplicity basically the same as a sleeve Hitch.
One thing I would check on the Deutz-Allis is the Gas Tank Make sure You can fill the whole tank up The Plastic Gas Tanks on this style of tractor tended to crack about halfway up:thThumbsU
 

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Well if you go with the Deutz-Allis all you need to attach a Plow to it is this
called a 1point Hitch by Simplicity basically the same as a sleeve Hitch.
One thing I would check on the Deutz-Allis is the Gas Tank Make sure You can fill the whole tank up The Plastic Gas Tanks on this style of tractor tended to crack about halfway up:thThumbsU
Simplicity plows had there own sleeve hitch set up and they used a chain to lift the plow and the chain would allow the plow to float.
 
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