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The real story of Allis-Chalmers farm tractors crawlers is told in this new book from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
This unique guide features each model between 1914 and 1985 with a brief write up and photographs. A highlight of the guide is a section called "Tractor Performance and Testing" which relates many aspects of why tractors do what they do. A section called "Math Your Tractor Understands" covers calculations of engine, PTO, and drawbar horsepower; weighting and distribution; hydraulic horsepower; and other performance characteristics. Also includes a behind-the-scenes look at engineering by revealing some of the tractor projects that were not produced in their original form and some that were not produced at all. This pictorial trip through the A-C tractor engineering labs of the past sheds light on the many side trips and dead ends a new tractor could encounter on its way to the farmer's machine shed.
A Guide to Allis-Chalmers Farm Tractors contains 120 pages and over 250 black-and-white photographs. The collector will be especially pleased with the 11 page appendices that includes Nebraska tractor test results, paint colours, and serial numbers by model and year, along with their location. This 11"x8.5" softbound.
The author, Norm Swinford, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, began his career with Allis-Chalmers in 1957 as a field representative. Thirty years later he retired from Deutz-Allis as Product Manager for tractors.
He is also the author of Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment 1914-1985
Code No. 007749, 120 pages, $29.00