My Pride and Joy: My Allis Chalmers

| February/March 1989

McQuade, RR #2, Carlyle, Illinois 62231

I have received and enjoyed GEM for many years, especially the restoration stories.

As I haven't seen many Allis Chalmers stories, I decided to send some pictures and information on mine.

My pride and joy is the 1935 WK I recently restored. This tractor sat around outside for many years, and, according to the wear on the tracks, it appears to be low in use. It was an old township tractor used to pull a grader. It was sunk in the ground and took a lot of work to pull it out and free it.

I completely dismantled it, honed the cylinders, installed new rings, did a valve job and added a new radiator core. As the steering clutches were frozen up and rusted together, I installed new ones (same as HD-7). Then I cleaned, primed and painted it.

This tractor is of the hand crank variety. It has four forward gears and reverse, also forward and reverse P.T.O. It has levers for steering. (I think some 1935's had a steering wheel.)