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TractorMike

10-31-2002 19:22:34




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Hi all. There is an add in our paper that is for a 1956 Allis Chalmers, This would be a WD-45 right? I haven't called about it yet but the ad says it is "complete, running, with scraper blade and furrower. tractor starts right up. 3 point hitch." They are asking $1500. In order to get it if it is not sold already, I would have to sell my B and C. :( Would I be crazy to do this? I went on a fishing trip last friday and drove right by the tractor on the way to the lake, That was before I saw the ad. It looks like from the road it needs new paint. I am going to try to call the guy tomorrow to find out more about it. Would it be worth getting? I will let you all know what I find out. Thanks, TractorMike

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Dave

11-03-2002 13:52:33




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 Re: WD-45 in reply to TractorMike, 10-31-2002 19:22:34  
I have a 1948 WD I restored. I would not give it up for anything! In 1948 we bought a brand new WD and I spent many hours on that tractor. It was far ahead of it's time in those days. It is an absolute workhorse and although many prefer the WD-45 we had both and I saw little difference in field work. Our WD did not have the snap coupler but was later converted as are most that survive today. I have the narrow front and can turn right at the fence line so it os great for garden work.

Dave

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Denny

11-01-2002 07:03:31




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 Re: WD-45 in reply to TractorMike, 10-31-2002 19:22:34  
TractorMike, Allis made other tractors in 1956 - CA and B. The CA can be easily set up for 3 point and also had a version of the snap coupler system. They also made the B in 1956. Since you've seen it I assume you know the model.

I have a WD, D14, D17, WC and G (plus some others). The WD is a great tractor and very little different from the WD-45. I had a WD a couple of years ago and sold it after I bought the D-14 thinking that the D-14 would push out the WD. I missed it so much, I bought another WD four months later. I'm still not done rebuilding the current WD but it is here for keeps.

Good luck!

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TractorMike

11-01-2002 16:02:03




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 Re: Re: WD-45 in reply to Denny, 11-01-2002 07:03:31  
Denny, I called the guy and he said that it was a CA. He said it runs and drives good. I am going to try to check it out Sunday to see what it is, If it is a CA then I will probably not get it. He said it is his first tractor. And it was a one owner tractor until he got it. I will just have to wait and see. Thanks, TractorMike



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Steve (WI)

11-01-2002 03:20:12




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 Re: WD-45 in reply to TractorMike, 10-31-2002 19:22:34  
Mike,

That totally depends on what you want to use the tractor for. A WD45 is an absolute work horse and considered one of the better tractors ever made. (At least in my part of the world.) I have no problem pulling a 3 bottom 14 plow thru some pretty tough areas of soil-I'm almost sure I could get away with a 4 bottom if I wanted to really push the tractor...but I don't. If you can find snap coupler implements they work really good with the tractor as they were designed for them. $1500 doesn't sound out of line if the tractor runs good. If you feel you need a bigger tractor than what you already have a 45 is a good choice. Your decision.

Steve

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TractorMike

11-01-2002 16:06:42




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 Re: Re: WD-45 in reply to Steve (WI), 11-01-2002 03:20:12  
Steve, I would want the tractor to run a bush hog and plow the garden and to do other things. I called the guy today and he said that it was a CA. He said it runs and drives good. I am going to try to check it out Sunday to see what it is, If it is a CA then I will probably not get it. He said it is his first tractor. And it was a one owner tractor until he got it. I will just have to wait and see. Thanks, TractorMike

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Justin

11-02-2002 04:47:34




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 Re: Re: Re: WD-45 in reply to TractorMike, 11-01-2002 16:06:42  
If it is a small garden the B, C, or CA works great. I have seen them pulling along 6 foot bush hogs.. No problems at all. They are very strong little tractors. Wd-45 or a wd I have found to be an incredible tractor especially the tricicle front because then you can manuever it in a small garden and get the job done quicker. I have a B and a WD My wd is not running right now and I am trying to restore it.

Justin

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