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D-17 Wheatland

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02-06-2019 17:53:22

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How many D-!7 Wheatlands did they make,this is has the big fenders,and a heavy duty drawbar,etc i seen one in persons years ago, how collectable are they ??

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Brian G. NY

02-07-2019 07:54:40

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 Re: D-17 Wheatland in reply to FastFarmall, 02-06-2019 17:53:22  
Here is a quote from Norm Swinford's book on Allis-Chalmers.

Many consider this to be the "Bible" on A-C.

"Full crown fenders, larger tires on fixed rims and heavy duty swinging drawbar were included in D-17 wheatland equipment. Few were sold as most grain farmers wanted more power. By 1960 the wheatland tractor was no longer in the price list"

I guess that would make them quite rare.

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02-06-2019 18:40:23

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 Re: D-17 Wheatland in reply to FastFarmall, 02-06-2019 17:53:22  
I live in wheat country and have never seen a wheatland D-17. But then typically wheat farmers needed big tractors and the D-17 was too small to compete against the top dogs of the era. Wasn’t until the D-21 when they finally had something.

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02-06-2019 19:17:10

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 Re: D-17 Wheatland in reply to greenenvy, 02-06-2019 18:40:23  
Well in 1957 that's all they had, and i did see one D-17 Wheatland,the fender's looked a little big for the tractor, but they were damm well going to keep the dirt out of your eyes, i think the front end was heavier also, and bigger tires in front!

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02-06-2019 21:12:58

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 Re: D-17 Wheatland in reply to FastFarmall, 02-06-2019 19:17:10  
Gilbert Vust, AC collector in Portage la Prairie, Canada, had a D17 wheatland...it was in his shop when Prairie Farm Report videotaped in the 90s. Unfortunately, Gilbert passed away about a year ago after a fall. He used to come to the AC show in Hutchinson, MN, and gave seminars about AC equipment.

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02-07-2019 07:17:39

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 Re: D-17 Wheatland in reply to JMS/.MN, 02-06-2019 21:12:58  
Yep, that was Gilbert's tractor i seen, when he had it in Rollag Minnesota, at the Steam Thresher Reunion,he gave me his calling card,we had a nice talk, It's been a long time ago.

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