Published on: 12:49PM Sep 28, 2012
This tractor is featured for the month of September in the 2013 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar.
It spent its working life in Louisiana sugar can field. With 38” tires on the rear and long spindles on the front, this is a rare and unusual LP High Crop situated in an overgrown CRP plot. The owner’s research indicates that of about 89,213 D-17s built, only 200 were high crops—only six were LP high crops. Introduced in 1957 to replace the popular A-C WD-45, it was a much updated tractor; a Power-Director hand lever provided on-the-go shift between direct and lower drive, providing eight speeds forward, plus a neutral that allowed the PTO to continue operation. The D-17 LP tested 50.79 hp in the Nebraska test #644.
Owner: Ivyl Ransom
Craig LeJeune, an army buddy in Eunice, Louisiana, located this rare tractor for him. Ransom farms with several different brands, but collects Allis-Chalmers tractors.
This tractor is featured for the month of September in the 2013 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar. A companion DVD is also available which runs 80 minutes and features all of the tractors and their owners. To order the calendar and/or DVD, call 800-888-8979 or go to www.classictractors.com.
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