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Picture of a Allis-Chalmers U

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05-07-2015 18:46:44

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Was the model A Allis Chalmers ,made from the same frame etc as the model U, which was also known as the Thrasherman's Special ? The U was made in the early 1920, I think.

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Lonnie Smith

05-08-2015 17:37:08

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 Re: Picture of a Allis-Chalmers U in reply to fastfarmall, 05-07-2015 18:46:44  
The U was made from 1929-1952 with 3 different motors. Over 20,000 were built.The A was built from 1936-1942 with only about 1200 made.The motors were not even close, the U's were around 300 cubic inch and the A's were pushing 500 cubic inch. The threshermans special was a version of the E 25-40 tractor. The E's were built from 1918-1936 with models like the 18-30, 20-35 and 25-40. The A replaced the E.

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05-08-2015 19:12:57

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 Re: Picture of a Allis-Chalmers U in reply to Lonnie Smith, 05-08-2015 17:37:08  
Your right, i got my Oid Allis News, on the "Letters" page, he set me straight also, I have a neighbor who's dad bought a new E,in 1927 and I got my E's and A's mixed up, But that one, was changed over to LP Gas in the 40's i think, but with the added compression they still had to keep a Team of horses around to pull it, to get it started. But he changed that to a ring gear,battery @ starter too. It still runs good. but it's on the 3rd generation to drive it in the parades.

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