1938 Allis-Chalmers WM Crawler
Feb 26, 2010
This tractor was featured for the month of February in the 2010 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
At the Saguaro Ranch Park antique tractor shows, Glendale, Ariz., resident peacocks can strut their stuff in Ferbruary just the same as beautifully restored classic tractors, such as this sturdy 72-year old Allis. This model was produced from 1932 to 1942. Its engine is the same as used in the Allis-Chalmers U and UC wheel tractors. The big 4-cyl. engine 300 cu. in. rated at 1,200 rpm, produced 35 PTO hp. Top speed: 4.14 mph in fourth gear. Some 14,000 Model M crawlers were manufactured–only a few were WM or orchard models.
Owner: Rex S. Condie
It was owned by a neighbor of the farm where Rex grew up, near Preston, Idaho. Rex is the second owner. It has wider tracks and is considered a WM, Rex says. It was used on hill land–the wide track crawler would no turn over.
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