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    B-208 & B-208S


    Kent

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    B-208

    8 HP with 3-speed all-geared transmission

    Eight lively horses, quick response steering and a 3-speed transmission make this the brightest new tractor to hit the lawn and garden market in years.  It cruises at over 5½ mph.  Mows up to an acre every half hour . . . without scalping . . . thanks to its patented free-floating mower design.  Electric starting.  Remarkably maneuverable, too.  You can zig-zag along an uneven flower bed and edge right up to buildings, walks and fences.  And for all season versatility, it handles many accessories including: cart, roller, rake, blade, snow thrower, vacuum collector, sprayer and fogger.

    Source:  AC Sales Brochure, OP-1080, courtesy of Chris Geise

    Specifications:  AC Model B-208 & B-208S Tractor

    Engine

    Briggs & Stratton

     

    Capacities

     

    Type

    4 cycle air cooled

     

    Engine case

    2-1/4 pints

    Horsepower

    8

     

    Fuel tank

    7/8 gallon

    Bore and Stroke

    3” X 2-3/4”

     

    Transmission

    SAE 90 (Fill to oil level check plug)

    Displacement

    19.4 cubic inches

     

    Speeds

     

    RPM

    3600 max, full load

     

    First gear

    2.1 MPH

    Air cleaner

    Oil foam

     

    Second gear

    3.8 MPH

    Starter

    Electric

     

    Third gear
    Reverse gear

    5.6 MPH
    2.9 MPH

    Governor

    Mechanical (flyweight)

     

    Dimensions

     

    Electrical system

    12 volt, combination starter-generator

     

    Height (at steering wheel)

    B-208, 35"; B-208E, 35-1/2"

    Ignition

    Magneto

     

    Height (at hood line)

    B-208, 29-1/2 "; B-208E, 30”

    Transmission

    Transaxle with three speeds forward and one reverse

     

    Width

    B-208, 31-1/2"; B-208E, 32-1/2”

    Differential

    Bevel gear internal to transaxle 

     

    Length

    58”

    Battery

    Allis Chalmers 40 ampere hour, 12 volt  

    Wheel tread

    23-1/4”

    Shipping Weight

    B-208, 530 lbs; B-208E, 540 lbs

     

    Wheel base

    41”

     Tire Pressure

    Standard Tractor

    With Loader

     

    Clearance (front axle)

    B-208, 8-5/8"; B-208E, 9-1/2”

     Rear

     7 to 9 PSI

    12 PSI

     

    Clearance (differential)

    B-208, 5"; B-208E, 5-1/2”

     Front

     9 PSI

    25 PSI

     

    Clearance (drawbar)

    B-208, 6-3/4"; B-208E, 7-1/4”

     

    Source:  AC Service Manual, B SERIES TRACTORS, Part No 9003453, February 1976


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    Kent:

     

    Attached is a photo of my Allis-Chalmers B-208 Super.  Sorry about the condition of the seat; I have a replacement, though I haven't installed it yet.  I debated restoring this tractor when I acquired it; however, I eventually decided to leave it alone since it is original and in fairly good shape--it's just mowed the lawn a few times. The paint even has some luster left to it and it might shine up well with a coat of Turtle Wax.  I find it hard to restore something that's still in presentable original condition.  Like they say, it's only original once.  I hope you'll agree.

     

    Brian Willoughby

     

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    Talntedmrgreen

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    Here is a 100% original B-208 Super, with correct 32" snowblower attachment, 8" wheel weights, chains, and front light kit. 

    This is a video clip of the machine and blower in action:  

     

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