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Tom

12-06-1999 14:29:01




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I'm new to this site. I've been hanging out with the boys on the Ford N page. Been working on a 1952 8N. I have a Allis That was my grandfathers. He bought it new so I'm told. Was in storage for over 15 years. Put gas in it and it fired right up. Found out it was parked for a bad water pump. This tractor is tricycle with 3 speed (I think) and a sort of bench seat with levers on each side to raise and lower cultivator bars under the belly. There is a small hydraulic cylinder on the rear with a bar of cultivators. It does not have a three point hitch and has an overhead valve engine. It has a PTO shaft and wheel for belt driven implements. Its kind of small. Has 10-24 tires and has lots of clearence underneath. Basically, it looks like the engine bolts onto a long tube. I was just trying to get an idea of what model it is. In the absence of a serial number, can anyone help?

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brian

12-07-1999 09:18:13




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 Re: What is it? in reply to Tom, 12-06-1999 14:29:01  
was there ever a tractor not good for something?? i have 2 model c's which i pull in my antique tractor club in 2500#,3000# & 3500# classes always run out of traction not power!! word of advice "keep it" you'll learn to love this tractor



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Tom

12-07-1999 18:57:12




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 Re: Re: What is it? in reply to brian , 12-07-1999 09:18:13  
Oh I intend on keeping it. After all, it was my grandfathers. I was just wondering if I could get a little work out of it. I was delighted to learn that you can adapt these tractors to the 3 point hitch.



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Doug

12-06-1999 18:03:43




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 Re: What is it? in reply to Tom, 12-06-1999 14:29:01  
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and read the "online book: the little AC's" I found it very interesting.There is also a photo gallery that may have some photos.



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Tom

12-06-1999 19:25:43




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 Re: Re: What is it? in reply to Doug , 12-06-1999 18:03:43  
That is definately some interesting reading. It's encouraging to know that you can adapt this tractor to use some of today's implements. I might have to sell the N and go to work on the C.



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Robert Mull

12-06-1999 14:48:42




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 Re: What is it? in reply to Tom, 12-06-1999 14:29:01  
It is a model "C" . The serial # is located next to the gear shift and will start with C******.

Give us the serial # and we can tell you what the year is.



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Tom

12-06-1999 15:01:21




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 Re: Re: What is it? in reply to Robert Mull, 12-06-1999 14:48:42  
"C" it is! I'll have to look at those numbers. Is this tractor good for anything. I mean, can it work, say in a garden. Can it be adapted to a three point hitch set-up and is it capable of pulling a plow. Looks like it was basically set up for cultivation with sweeps.



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Rick

12-07-1999 07:10:48




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 Re: Re: Re: What is it? in reply to Tom, 12-06-1999 15:01:21  
Tom,

If it has hydraulics and the original draw bar, yes, it can be adapted to a 3-point hitch system.

I just put a Worksaver (www.worksaver.com) 3-point hitch on my A-C Model B, which is a narrow, 1 row version of your Model C. It fits great, was easily installed, works great, good installation manual, and was of good quality. Cost was about $525 through my local dealer. This is not cheap, but it allows me to use all of my 3-point hitch implements that I already have for my Kubota.

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bill witter

12-06-1999 18:38:55




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 Re: Re: Re: What is it? in reply to Tom, 12-06-1999 15:01:21  
is it good for anything?!!!! i just bought one with plow,cultivator, and a set of drags. i'll be the envy of the naborhood in the spring. I just need to find a magneto for it.



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