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Hand brakes

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Steve Peacock

04-15-2002 05:22:58

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I am considering buying what is supposed to be a C Allis. Have only driven by and looked at this point. I called on her last night and was told it is a C with hand brakes. I cannot seem to find any information on any web site so far about hand brakes. Pros/cons, etc. I did read somewhere that foot brakes were optional equipment on C's, but am not sure. Anyone out there know anything about the hand brake issue? Thanks for any info.

He wants 1,200.00 which seems to be in the ball park from what I have seen. Will have to check serial # etc. then decide if it is worth it I think..

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04-16-2002 19:32:53

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 Re: Hand brakes in reply to Steve Peacock, 04-15-2002 05:22:58  
It seems there are still alot of 41 c's still out there. Mine is #c-5309 and it has hand brakes.

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Steve P

04-16-2002 05:18:57

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 Re: Hand brakes in reply to Steve Peacock, 04-15-2002 05:22:58  
Thanks to all that responded to my question about hand brakes. I am not sure if I will purchase it or not, but it helps when you can get some information from other enthusiasts. Have to decide exactly what I am going to do with one first. I really prefer hydraulics and possibly the 3 point hitch option and try to keep it somewhat original at the same time.

Oh well I will eventually find the right one.

thanks again.


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Butch (OH)

04-15-2002 19:07:41

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 Re: Hand brakes in reply to Steve Peacock, 04-15-2002 05:22:58  
I have a 41C, can't remember the serial number but it is mid-year production. It has foot brakes and doesn't look to have been modified but it could very well have been converted early in life though. I did notice that it has much shorter arms on both ends of the steering link than the later tractors. I didn't know there were any changes in the steering until I got the 41.

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Steve in N.J.

04-15-2002 19:38:33

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 Re: Re: Hand brakes in reply to Butch (OH), 04-15-2002 19:07:41  
Hand brakes were used on the early B & C Models. On C Models before serial # C-5756. C-5756 and up foot brakes were used. That would put the tractor you're looking at between 1940-mid 41'. (I think)

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04-15-2002 18:49:39

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 Re: Hand brakes in reply to Steve Peacock, 04-15-2002 05:22:58  
My 1941 C has hand brakes. I think it is an early '41 but I forgot the serial number. I like them except when I want to stop and turn at the same time.

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04-17-2002 10:28:21

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 Re: Re: Hand brakes in reply to Nick, 04-15-2002 18:49:39  
Ever try just applying one side and brake/steer it. They do it with tracked vehicles, might not be safe on a tractor though. Just a thought.

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Greg Ballantyne

04-15-2002 18:15:02

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 Re: Hand brakes in reply to Steve Peacock, 04-15-2002 05:22:58  
I've never seen a C with hand brakes, only the old B's. But I'll never claim I've seen "em all

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Bryan Smith

04-15-2002 08:32:01

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 Re: Hand brakes in reply to Steve Peacock, 04-15-2002 05:22:58  
Foot brakes started on the B in 1941 at SN 52718 (about mid-year apparently). The C started production in 1939 so I guess the early ones up into 1941 (probably prior to SN 6000 or so) would have them too. Just a guess on my part.

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Terry R.

04-15-2002 20:27:31

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 Re: Re: Hand brakes in reply to Bryan Smith, 04-15-2002 08:32:01  
Im just about done restoring my 41 c.It has the original hand brakes on it.If you can find the foot breaks you can put them on with little hassle.I have a set but chose not to put them on so i could keep it original.My friends 47 c has the foot breaks and also has the longer steering arms on his.The short ones are original for a 41.Hope that helps,Terry.

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