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WC HIGH/ LOW RANGE

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TOM

11-02-2002 09:51:04




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I just bought a styled WC that has been sitting for 20 years for my winter project and i'm not realy up on allis becuase their are not a lot of them in our area, but anyway this one has a second shift lever about a foot behind the main shift lever and on top of the tube that connects the trans. to the rear end is this a hi/low range and where their a lot of them made like this??? thanks for any information TOM K...

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Puller504

11-03-2002 16:17:37




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 Re: WC HIGH/ LOW RANGE in reply to TOM , 11-02-2002 09:51:04  
Hi Tom, We had an Allis WC on our Ohio dairy farm for many years. I'm not sure where Grandpa bought it, but it had a front end loader, trip bucket. We used it until the mid 80's when younger brother bought a new Case skid steer loader. The WC had the second shift lever, in the up position was direct range. There was a center position, neutral with the pto operational, and moving the lever to the down position gave a low range of 4 gears. (about 2/3 speed of direct gears). This tractor DEFINITELY had 8 forward and 2 reverse gears! I wanted to pull the WC in the antique classes, but Dad said we needed it on the loader. (We did). AC pullers know about this additional gear box, it's desirable to find.

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David Maddux

11-03-2002 15:15:08




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 Re: WC HIGH/ LOW RANGE in reply to TOM , 11-02-2002 09:51:04  
That sounds like a Sherman Hi-Lo trans. that mounted just in front of the factory tranny. I just bought a WC from Larry Swinson that had one. It had a hand clutch also. It is a nice piece of equipment, did not need it so Larry kept it.



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JMS/MN

11-03-2002 09:27:44




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 Re: WC HIGH/ LOW RANGE in reply to TOM , 11-02-2002 09:51:04  
I agree with Noly- very common on later WC, and for the purposes he stated. WC never had a hi-lo available, but there was one company that made an add-on clutch assembly that fit in that torque tube area, with a long handle coming out the right side, similar to the hand clutch on the WD. It let the pto run while stopping the rear wheels. Neighbors unit was the only one I've ever seen.



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Noly

11-02-2002 11:31:04




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 Re: WC HIGH/ LOW RANGE in reply to TOM , 11-02-2002 09:51:04  
Tom it probably is a rear end disconnect. it disengages the rearend, so the cultivator lift will work when the tractor is stationary. also lets the pto run while wheels are stopped.



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