Two Allis-Chalmers D-17 Models
Apr 25, 2011
These tractors is featured for the month of May in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
One is a show horse, the other is a workhorse with a loader. The D-17 in front, beautifully restored is a 6-cylinder diesel rated 46 hp drawbar, 51 hp belt. The D-17 was sandwiched between the D-15 and D-19. Allis-Chalmers also built a D-21. Features on the 1960 D-17 include both a foot and hand clutch for any-speed baling. New it sold for about $5,500. The ’68 D-17 a 4-cylinder has 48.64 drawbar hp, 52,7 belt hp. It came from the field for the photo. This tractor was purchased from Reitzel Brothers, an Ohio tractor and machinery dealer with customers all across the U.S., Canada, Ireland and England.
Owners: Bill Bauer and sons Steve and Rodney
These are an Allis-Chalmers family and they do indeed show and work their tractors. Bill, the dad, uses his 1960 D-17 to haul people in wagons from the parking lots to the fairgrounds duringtheir Williams County Fair in extreme northwest Ohio each September.
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