Rare tractor back on track after decades entwined in a tree
The 1919 Allis-Chalmers 6-12 as found, firmly 'rooted' to the Texas soil.
Tommy Watson's son Trent removes the bulk of the tree trapping the 6-12.
Tommy on the finished machine with the replicated one-wheel sulky
The IHC #9 sickle-bar mower.
The 6-12 was designed to accommodate horse-drawn attachments with minimal effort.
The 6-12's LeRoi engine is an integral part of the frame - what little there is. Note the access plate just visible on the outside of the frame above the axle stanchion. Removing the cover gives access for clutch adjustment. A similar, larger plate on the
A look at the back side of the 6-12 shows the steering gear and the drive for the front wheels. The overall design is a model of simplicity.
The 6-12 draws admiring glances at one of its first outings.