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do you really use your B ?

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randy47

09-27-2007 19:32:01




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I have an Allis Chalmers B and use mine most everyday --- cutting wood with a buzz saw, hauling wood,working in the garden, hauling what ever needs to be moved around the yard and fields also in the winter I have a blade mounted on the front to push snow. Anybody eles really use theirs or are most show tractors??




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Steve in N.J.

09-29-2007 19:02:03




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
I use my B for pullin' stumps, mainly pullin' a 4' finish mower to mow the property every week, plus a lot of other tasks around the property. It's a great machine. Have an IB under resto right now...
Steve@B&B



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jeffalex2

09-28-2007 19:46:00




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
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Oh yeah, almost forgot...at Xmas my B is decorated in our church lobby...



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Clay in MI

09-28-2007 09:46:32




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
Just in the last month my B has disced (6' 3pt disc) under some cover crops, mowed ditches and clipped pastures (5' Bushhog) pulled wagons with lumber and firewood, pulled steel fence posts, dragged harrow over pastures. I took the cultivators off my other B and mounted the plow to turn under the garden.



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Dick L

09-28-2007 08:44:31




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
I have used this one for the last 6 or so years to mow 4 acres of yard around my house. I use my narrow front B to plow and fit ground just for the fun of it.

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jk

09-29-2007 14:34:33




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to Dick L, 09-28-2007 08:44:31  
hey dick l
what did you have to get the narrow fron from that C on to your B? i have seen some pictures of it on YT and was just wondering what kind of swap it was. i have a C with a wide front that i use for just about everything.



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Dick L

09-29-2007 16:25:13




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to jk, 09-29-2007 14:34:33  
Here it is. I had a drip at the front seal and just put it back togather. After you have the B looking like this picture, you just put the C front on the studs, start the nuts and tighten them up. Most swap the B steering box to a C. I used the B Ross steering box and remade the steering arm at the box using B and C steering arms.

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jk

09-30-2007 10:09:42




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to Dick L, 09-29-2007 16:25:13  
i just had my C looking like that when i put the wide front on it. there were alot of little things to be done, but it wasn't to hard i thought. is your B kinda unstable with the narrow front? the B's were narrow to start, it seems like it could be unstable if the rear wheels were set to narrow. then again, anything can be unsafe if the operator is also.



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Dick L

09-30-2007 15:32:31




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to jk, 09-30-2007 10:09:42  
No, it is not unstable. The wide front of a B pivots on a 7/8" pin. The narrow front for the C is around 10 inches wide at the ground. If you do something to cause the one rear wheel to lift high enough to hit the end of the pivot it is going over wide front or no. A wide front tractor with a center pin pivot would be a false sense of security if you would be buying it for that reason. You could make it more safe by limiting the distance of the pivot but when one tire drooped down in a hole the weight of the tractor would only be on the tire that didnt drop in a hole. Say you were going corner ways across a shallow ditch/ dead furrow, it would tend to pull the steering wheel from your hands as the weight was supported from the one tire. As that tire came up and the other one went down the steering wheel would pull hard the other way.
As You stated, drive/operate the tractor in a safe manor and you do not have a problem.

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jeffalex2

09-28-2007 03:04:14




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
My '50 B pulls a 5' Bushhog, a 6' drag disc, moves around the hay wagons, and although it did struggle alittle with it, towed the Farmall H back to the shed when it ran out of gas. It's my son's favorite to drive around also...and it went to 2 shows this year.



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Matt L

09-27-2007 22:41:15




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
I dont really use my '39 all that much - its kinda useless for the most part. No drawbar on it yet and the back blade isnt on it either. It went to 2 fairs this year tho third party image.

Last sunday it did try to drag my buddies Case LA - did ok but not great- needs lots more weight one could say.

I have other tractors that are more useful - the JD 50 with loader or the ferguson to30 if it was not currently in a $4000 bucket of parts. Then theres the other like 8 tractors I own lol

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Ted in NE OH

09-27-2007 22:39:16




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
I have a 1940 B that has mowed 5 A with a Woods L59 mower since 1969. This winter I will put together another B and use it as a mower. I will then restore the 40 B as this is the family B, bought new by my father in law.



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Texas Denny

09-27-2007 21:33:10




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
I have sixteen tractors in nine different makes (6 are Allis). I don't use all of them but I do use about half of them for different purposes. The D-17 does grading. The D-14 does baling. The G does the raking. I do mowing with a 8N Ford. The Case 800 does post holes. My 901 Ford has the front end loader for loading manure and pushing around cut trees among other things. I do shredding with the D-14 and a Massey Ferguson 25. I have done shredding with a WD, C, John Deere MT, Ford 901, WD-45, CA to name a few.

I don't really have any that are pure show but if there is one, it is the Minneapolis Moline ZTE - an unusual tractor but not much good for any of the things I need done. Maybe the Cockshutt 40 I'm doing now will fall in that category, too because, it can't do much but pull out stumps and drag trees around.

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old

09-27-2007 21:07:20




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 Re: do you really use your B ? in reply to randy47, 09-27-2007 19:32:01  
Every tractor I own gets worked some no matter which one it is. From my 1935 JD-B to my newest tractor all of them earn there keep off and on. I just used my D-17 today till the sear pin broke on the brush hog



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