Allis Chalmers Collector Turned Author
Jun 21, 2011
By Kasey Hunt, Farm Journal Editorial Assistant
For many, a hobby is an activity or interest that we take on for pleasure and is typically done during our leisure time. For Dean Byerly, his hobby turned into a full time job. Byerly made drawing Allis Chalmers emblems his hobby and after 40 years, he decided to cross something off his bucket list by writing a book detailing the history of Allis Chalmers. “Better by Design” is a collection of Allis Chalmers emblems, advertisements from years past and a collection of articles, including one from Implement and Tractor.
When asked what his favorite Allis Chalmers tractor is, Byerly stated it is the 1941 C because in his eyes, that is the tractor that started it all. After working for Allis Chalmers on a corporate level, Byerly decided to take his knowledge and passion for the equipment company to the classroom. He taught students at a local community college about the company and taught them how to work on the tractors.
If you are an Allis Chalmers collector and interested in a purchasing a copy of “Better by Design,” visit www.allisconnections.com
. Copies of the book will also be available this summer at the Orange Power of the Past in Paris, Illinois on July 15-16 and the Gathering of the Orange in Hutchinson, Minnesota on July 22-24.