A Green Allis Chalmers
Apr 01, 2012
This 1926 Allis-Chalmers 20-35 Special tractor was featured for the month of April in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
That’s right folks. An early A-C was green as seen, not Persian Orange.
In early 1929, A-C began using its signature orange paint when it introduced the Model U. What made this one a Special? It produced 10 hp more than a regular version, came with a Fulton exhaust whistle, and a smart-looking canopy. The 20-35 has a bore and stroke of 4.75x6.5” and is rated at 930 rpm. (The 20-35 suggest drawbar and belt hp equal to those numbers.) Nebraska tests revealed max brake hp of 44.29. Rear wheels are 50” tall, fronts are 36”.
This tractor weighed 7,095 lb. Its two forward speeds 2.5 and 3.3 mph. Reverse, 3.25 mph. This finely-restored Allis grabs loads of admiration at tractor shows wherever it goes.
Owner: Arland Lepper
Arland has farmed with Allis-Chalmers tractors and equipment, and is an expert on A-C combines, having a combine museum (along with his friend LaVern Maisel), of numerous Allis models. This tractor was bought new by Kansas F.J. Pracher from $1,897 with a trade-in of $495 for a used Avery 25-50.
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