I would like to nominate my Allis Chalmers B110 "Emma". I bought my B110 just over two years ago, with a little persuasion from my brother to go get it. What he tends to do while he is sitting in his dorm room is, he searches craigslist for tractors that he likes and wants me to go get because he cant, instead of studying like he is supposed to. I do have to admit, if it wasn't for his bugging me to go look at it, I would have never bought it. When I first looked at the craigslist post, the pictures didn't make it look that good, and I didn't want to make the over two hour round trip to go look at it. Obviously, I got a hold of the guy selling it, agreed to a price and made the trip. It came home with a mower deck, snow plow, three buckets of misc. bolts, deck spindles, blades, and also most of an Allis B10 ( I parted it out shortly after). All form a guy who owned a scrap yard, that was how he got the B10 but surprisingly wasn't how the B110 came about. The story that he told me, was that it had actually been in his family since it was new. He explained to me that his mother had won it in a raffle at a local fair. At some point along the way, he had rolled it wile hill climbing, the deck wasn't on. And he had run into a deep (man made) ditch, breaking the headlights. In the early 90's, something happened to the original engine and he had put a new 16hp in it, making it an unofficial B116. And at some point after that, he didn't know when, the differential tube broke and it was parked.
When I got them home, with my brothers help, we removed the transmission from the B10 and swapped it into the B110. There was a set of rubber case headlights that came with all of the other parts that I put on and wired in. The next spring, I decided I wanted to put a stack on it since the muffler that was on it was cheap and blew back onto the hood. I had a piece of aluminum bar that I bent and attached for a support. Later last year, the front bearing in the starter was going bad, so I took it off and put a spare one on. I use it as one of the primary mowing tractors, and it is the primary snow plowing garden tractor. I have also enjoyed used it to haul fire wood, and do some miniature rock climbing. I have unfortunately broken the original key and a replacement that I had made. I had a bad habit of leaving it in the switch, and am now remembering to take it out when I turn it off. I bought two sets of AC rear wheel weights and use them for when I plow snow. I recently bought two more tractors and now have two rototillers for it, which I will hopefully use to till the garden in the spring. I have no intentions on restoring this tractor anytime soon since it is still in great shape.