Allis-Chalmers for a Frick

Collectors swap a rare pair

Lyle Osten notices a very strong resemblance between his Frick 15-28 and the Huber Super Four 15-30 tractor
Lyle Osten notices a very strong resemblance between his Frick 15-28 and the Huber Super Four 15-30 tractor. “I’ve heard Ohio Iron Works made the tractor for Frick, and I don’t know if the Huber was made there too,” he says. “But if you put those two tractors side by side, it seems like they were made by the same company. The framework underneath is the same, and they look alike, except that the engines are facing opposite directions, and the transmissions are on opposite sides. Frick, as I understand, figured they had to have a tractor, so they had someone else make it for them.” The 12-25 Frick tractor sold for $1,350 in 1918 (about $19,100 in today’s terms), quite expensive when compared to a Fordson for about a third that price.