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PatRarick's Allis-Chalmers B-12
By PatRarick, 02/01/2017
  • Make Allis-Chalmers
  • Series B Series
  • Model B-12
  • Year Tractor Was Made 1967
  • Manufacturer (MFR) Number 2025072
  • Tractor Serial Number
  • Engine Manufacturer Briggs & Stratton
  • Engine Model 300431
  • Engine Serial Number 674336
  • Date Purchased 05/29/2003
  • Purchase Price $$ --
  • Condition at Time of Purchase Tractor had been stored for 20+ years. Went along with a farmsite that was purchased. Purchasor had green in his blood and the B-12 was pushed into a corner of the barn where it sat until May of 2003. Was given to a friend of mine to use as "ballast" to keep a load of pole barn siding from blowing off of his trailer. Was a very straight tractor, but tires were rotten and it had 1/4" of fine "barn dust" all over it. Friend gave it to me. Plan was to part it out.
  • Condition Now Like new. While cleaning the tractor for disassembly for parts, I noticed that several things had been replaced shortly before it was put into storage. Carburetor, belts, and blades were new. Fuel tank and carb had been properly drained for storage. Frame tunnel contained about 25# of cat food that was stored there from the mice who shared the same storage barn. No real signs of any oil leakage from engine, BGB, or transaxle. Decided to see what I had, so I added fuel and a battery and it ran like a new machine. Decided to use it for a while and see what kind of shape it was in. Ran it all summer. It worked like a new machine, so it was completely disassembled and restored during the winter of 2003/2004. Upon disassembly, I noticed a little play in the cross shaft of the BGB. Discovered that a key was worn. Keyway was fine, but replaced all bearings and seals in the BGB as a preventative maintenance measure. Other than that, the tractor is mechanically original.
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