I flew to Columbus, Georgia from Colorado Springs,
Colorado last fall to pick up an non-running AC 720 with snow blade, sickle
mower, and rear wheel weights. The owner had taken it for trade on John Deere
work or parts (I forget which). He had answered my Want Ad earlier in 2000
asking for a AC 720. I wanted the 720 after seeing it in Norm Swinford's
Allis-Chalmers book and since I own a 1964 diesel AC 190. The 720 garden
tractor, of course, looks like the 7,800 pound 190.
After landing in Columbus I picked up a large rental truck and
drove to the owners house just a few miles from the airport. We used
come-a-longs to pull the tractor (one flat front tire) into the rental truck
after removing the 5-foot snow blade. I then drove to Monroe City, Missouri
(near Hannibal) to stay with my wife's relatives. The next day I loaded some
used furniture in the rental truck and drove home.
I managed to get the 720 running while in the rental truck and
backed it down some Sears garden tractor ramps. Since then I have painted the
hood (need decals), fenders, and snow blade plus performed the usual
maintenance. It came in very handy with the numerous snows we had last
winter. I hope to add a loader some time soon.
This spring I used it to move the 1968 International Scout
chassis as I was working on it. That is the picture I attached. I made a
boom for the three point hitch that I can use to pick up the snow blade or
sickle mower. When tied to the rear of the Scout chassis (just about directly
above the lower arm pins) I could pick up the rear wheels and move the chassis
around. Very handy!
Thanks for the great web site!
Jim Long, ac190
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