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Allis Chalmers Tractors
was incorporated in the 1840' s. E.P. Allis, Fraser & Chalmers company merged with two other firms to create Allis Chalmers. In 1914 Allis Chalmers entered into the farm equipment business becoming known for their bright orange colored farm tractors. At one time the manufacturing facility near Milwaukee was so large it was used as a landmark. Rumor has it that the city of West Allis was named because it was "west of Allis."

Their product lines included, Agricultural Tractors, produced in West Allis, Wisconsin, farm implements, produced in LaPorte, IN, Industrial Tractors, produced in Topeka, KS, Gleaner Combines, produced in Independence, MO,
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top The biggest Allis-Chalmers in the 1920s was the  20/35 with its 461-ci (7.6-liter) engine developing up to 45 horsepower.
Crushing and screening equipment produced in Appleton, WI and the Simplicity Garden Tractors, produced in Port Washington, WI.,

Allis Chalmers Tractors
In 1919 Allis-Chalmers introduced a stylish tractor with a 15 to 30 horse power rating. Allis-Chalmers reclassified it in 1920 as the 18-30. However, within a few years production came to a halt when the economy went into a depression. Allis-Chalmers sold only 235 of the Model 18-30 in 1920. In 1929 the new Allis-Chalmers Model 20-35 was introduced. It was also known as the Model  E and was available for only two years.

Farm Equipment Expansion
Rumely Doall As the roaring 20's came to an end, business began to slow as the stock market crash of 1929 proved devastating to the Tractor manufactures. Farm equipment companies closed their doors at a rapid rate. Many tractor companies disappeared, but other distressed companies were picked up by financially able competitors for their debts or for pennies on the dollar. Allis-Chalmers, with the purchase of the Advance-Rumely Thresher Company in 1931, continued to expand its manufacturing capabilities to include tillage implements and harvesters. This purchase thrust Allis-Chalmers into the position of the fourth largest farm equipment maker in the United States. Rumely OilPull Tractor

top The famous Rumely OilPull Tractor, the OilPull Tractor used oil instead of water as a cooling medium.
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The Allis Chalmers Model U
The Allis-Chalmers Model U became famous as the first production farm tractor offered with low pressure rubber tires. This popular AC tractor was built from 1929 to 1952, with well over 20,000 copies produced. Allis Chalmers Model U tractor was also sold through the Cockshutt Plow Company in Canada. The price was $1,050
During the 1930s, Allis-Chalmers had a bestselling tractor in its Models U and UC, originally developed by A-C for a co-operative named the United Tractor and Equipment Company of Chicago, IIIinois. By the late 1930s, Allis-Chalmers had captured 13 percent of the American tractor market.
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Allis-Chalmers Construction Equipment In 1928 Allis-Chalmers acquired the Monarch Tractor Company. Monarch pocessed an established and proven line of crawler tractors. Allis Chalmers made steady improvements in the AC crawlers, offering an extensive line with many special equipment items available for special needs. The company's HD-15 crawler was introduced in 1951; it was the first crawler tractor available with a torque converter drive.
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Allis-Chalmers provided many firsts to the farm equipment industry:

Rubber tires were first used and sold on Allis-Chalmers tractors in 1931.
Power-adjustable rear wheels were first used on the 1948 WD tractor.
The D-19 Diesel was the first agricultural tractor to be equipped with a turbocharger.
Positive seal track idlers were announced for A-C crawler tractors in 1939.
In 1901, the "Allis-Chalmers" company was formed by merging the Edward P. Allis Co., Fraser and Chalmers Company and Gates Iron Works. Shortly after, Allis-Chalmers purchased land a few miles west of Milwaukee Wisconsin in what became West Allis,. Allis-Chalmers built its first farm tractor in 1914. The tractor business grew, and in 1928 Allis-Chalmers purchased Monarch Tractor Company. giving the company a line of crawler tractors. More acquisition occurred over the years, such as the LaCrosse Plow Company and Advance-Rumely added an extensive line of tillage implements, threshers and combines to the line-up.

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Allis-Chalmers RC
AC RC 1939-1941 Created to compete with International Harvester smaller F series tractor, the Model RC tractor was more or less a WC chassis and drive train powered by a 125 cubic inch engine as used in the Model B and Model C tractors. Introduced in 1939, the RC tractor was out of production in 1941.

 Allis Chalmers announced the Model IB tractor in the 1939, early sales literature for the "IB" Allis-Chalmers noted that it "drives like a car as it has similar controls with a foot controlled throttle, clutch, and brake. In addition there are individual hand brakes on each rear wheel." Lower and more compact then the standard Allis Chalmers B the IB industrial tractor made it ideal for work in small, cramped areas. It used the same four-cylinder, 3% x 31/2 inch engine as the general purpose Allis-Chalmers B tractor.
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Allis-Chalmers WD
Allis Chalmers WD
Beginning production in 1948, the Allis-Chalmers WD tractor Introduced several new design features and included the best aspects of the popular WC tractor. The WD tractor was first to feature power-adjustable rear wheels. The rather simple device was extremely quick and easy so much so, that by 1959, all but one American tractor builder was using power-adjusted rear wheels.
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Cockshutt Tractors
From 1928 to 1933 Allis-Chalmers tractors were sold under the Cockshutt name by the Cockshutt company.


Allis-Chalmers B
Allis-Chalmers began production of the little Model B tractor in 1937. It remained in production for twenty years.
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