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Allis Chalmers D17 Review



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Sweet Allis - An All-American Beauty Posted by Amos Miller on 03/16/2010

Only a few more than 12,000 of these beauties rolled out of the West Allis Tractor Division outside of Milwaukee WI before mine. There are two other old D-17s within a mile of our farm in SW MI - a testament to American built-to-last design and production values. My D-17 is used to mow, plow, disc, grade and haul. It does all tasks equally well. Sometimes I wish it ran on diesel, then winter comes and I'm glad it will turn right over, although it doesn't use gasoline at a particularly fast rate. I paid $3,500 for it and drove it home. The transmission is good in all speeds and the after-market PTO some wise farmer installed long ago rounds out this classic, great American beauty. Can't you just imagine how sweet it is to rumble through a field of scarlet clover, blue sky and white clouds overhead - and Persian Orange below. These are worth seeking out, rebuilding and maintaining. Thanks for reading this love song to my Allis.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1959 Date Purchased: 07/15/2008 Number of Hours: 2173
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Reliable workhorse, easy maintenance, a pleasure to operate. Cons: Getting difficult to locate those original parts when needed Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Michigan I also considered buying:
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