Allis-Chalmers Hobby Hooks Father and Sons
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We started putting the final touches on in September. We got all the hoods on and ordered decals. We installed new gauges and put on a new wiring harness. The tractor is like brand new! We are very proud of the work we have done on the D-19 and the tractor works great.
Trio sold on Allis
I really got hooked on the history of Allis-Chalmers and did a lot of research on the company. I like the idea that the tractors were made right here in Wisconsin and that the company was so advanced in some of the things they made.
We found a Roto Baler and bought that. Then my brother, Adam, got interested in AC farm equipment. Now we have a nice collection of machinery, about a dozen pieces. My dad liked the hobby of collecting AC but was not as into it as I wanted him to be, so I talked him into going to the Orange Spectacular. From that day on he was hooked on Allis-Chalmers. All of us, as my mom would say, “bleed orange.”
We now have seven tractors in our collection. We are working on getting the D-Series tractors. I bought my first AC tractor last month, an Allis-Chalmers CA. Currently we are working on a D-14. We are very proud of our Allis-Chalmers farm equipment. I hope to carry on the legacy of Allis-Chalmers. For us, it is a really good father-and-sons project. FC For more information:
– Austin Frederick lives in Markesan, Wis. He and his dad, Mitch, and brother, Adam, are partners in antique tractor restoration. Contact Fredericks’ Antique Allis Acres by e-mail at email@example.com or phone (920) 398-2865. YouTube user ID: AllisChalmersD19. – The Orange Spectacular is set for July 25-26, 2009, in Hutchinson, Minn. Write to Upper Midwest A-C Club, 22243 200th St., Hutchinson, MN 55350; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.orangespectacular.com. – Check out the Frederick family’s Allis-Chalmers videos. Visit www.YouTube.com/AllisChalmersD19. Have a story for Firsthand? Send it and good quality, high resolution digital photos (or prints) to Farm Collector Editorial, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609; email@example.com.
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