Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Dad's Little Helper...


  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

Talntedmrgreen

    Simplicity Enthusiast

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8186
  • 3,065 Thanks
  • 2,179 posts
  • Location: Dorr, MI

Posted February 02, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Once all the big snow work was done this weekend, I had to give this little Allis Chalmers a try. I picked this up locally...one that had sat for decades, but fired right up with minor cleaning. It's a real gem, a 1969 Allis Chalmers B-208 Super, and joins my son's other 'small frame' Simplicity, Wards, Allis and Homelite tractors. A fellow collector gave me the proper blower for it (early AC 32"), and this morning my little helper kept me entertained as I got it mounted & belted up, did a quick oil change, and put the tire chains on.

Then it was time to play! He loves riding along...getting him to go back indoors is the real chore :D

20140202_095437.jpg


It's a cute little devil, and does a nice job...just like Dad's blower machine! The boy loves to 'drive' his Allis!!
20140202_095402.jpg

A video os some of the action...belt needs a bit of adjustment, as it was slipping a touch under a load. The tractor is powered by an 8hp Briggs.



20140202_095421.jpg
  • NUTNDUN, olcowhand, daytime dave and 21 others have said thanks

#2 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,464 Thanks
  • 15,392 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

Posted February 02, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Both of the little one's look great together. That is a very nice B-208 Super, can't have many hours on it!!


  • Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#3 hamman ONLINE  

hamman

    Homelite Owner Extraordinaire

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1733
  • 5,629 Thanks
  • 2,586 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted February 02, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Awesome! I think he is probably going to be taking over the collection before you know it. Nice tractor.      Thanks for letting us see them.   Roger.


  • Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#4 gopher OFFLINE  

gopher

    New Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2755
  • 569 Thanks
  • 631 posts

Posted February 02, 2014 - 10:55 PM

I think it's to late I see the smile and glint in the eyes he's got the dreaded tractor bug. :thumbs: 


  • trowel, Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#5 oldedeeres ONLINE  

oldedeeres
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 14008
  • 5,879 Thanks
  • 3,201 posts
  • Location: Rivers End, Saskatchewan

Posted February 03, 2014 - 12:28 AM

There's worse things he could have, lol! Congratulations on a cute kid and a nice tractor--- they make a dandy pair.


  • trowel, Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#6 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

NUTNDUN

    Lost in Cyber Space

  • Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3
  • 10,266 Thanks
  • 15,618 posts
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Great looking Allis and nice to see the little one having fun and good for you enjoying both of them together :thumbs:


  • trowel, Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#7 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,319 Thanks
  • 28,636 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:22 AM

Great helper and great machine.
That 8 horse sounds loud, especially coupled with the blower. Do they make earmuffs for youngsters that small? :D
  • trowel, Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#8 jms180 ONLINE  

jms180

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1266
  • 926 Thanks
  • 1,219 posts
  • Location: Harvest Alabama

Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:49 AM

very nice thanks for sharing


  • trowel, Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#9 TAHOE ONLINE  

TAHOE
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24522
  • 6,503 Thanks
  • 4,955 posts
  • Location: "Hamiltucky" Ohio

Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:12 AM

nice tractor, cuter kid!  :D

oh, you can keep all that snow up there too :thumbs:


  • trowel and boyscout862 have said thanks

#10 HDWildBill ONLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,712 Thanks
  • 8,564 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:12 AM

It is always nice to see Dad and Son sharing an interest together.  Thanks for sharing the moment with us.


  • trowel, Talntedmrgreen and boyscout862 have said thanks

#11 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

Talntedmrgreen

    Simplicity Enthusiast

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8186
  • 3,065 Thanks
  • 2,179 posts
  • Location: Dorr, MI

Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:37 AM

Great helper and great machine.
That 8 horse sounds loud, especially coupled with the blower. Do they make earmuffs for youngsters that small? :D

 

He has earmuffs, but this AC is one of the quietest of the bunch, and its only running arund 2900rpm...not quite open.  The sound picked up from the GoPro is amazingly amplified, especially at knee-height.  I can snowblow outside with it, and my wife cannot even hear it in the house.  The Legacy is also very quiet, and so I don't fiddle with the muffs on either of those machines. 

 

The big singles have a 'pop' to them, so Jr has to have his muffs on for those, especially in warmer months when he doesn't have anything else over his ears.  I don't even care for him to be around the diesel much, even with the muffs...that puppy is loud, and I keep earplugs on the seat for myself.


  • trowel and boyscout862 have said thanks

#12 trowel OFFLINE  

trowel

    Summer.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5127
  • 4,819 Thanks
  • 4,533 posts
  • Location: ma.

Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:54 AM

Many thanks for showing us the gem, she looks great !, i understand how your boy feels.


  • Talntedmrgreen said thank you

#13 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted February 03, 2014 - 10:25 AM

Thanks for the pics & video Josh.  Easy to tell he's loving the seat time.  Is he the sqealing I hear a time or 2 in the video?


  • Talntedmrgreen said thank you

#14 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

Talntedmrgreen

    Simplicity Enthusiast

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8186
  • 3,065 Thanks
  • 2,179 posts
  • Location: Dorr, MI

Posted February 03, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for the pics & video Josh.  Easy to tell he's loving the seat time.  Is he the sqealing I hear a time or 2 in the video?

 

Haha...yes, there are times when he feels it necessary to be louder than the tractor!  When he's not so bundled up, he'll even throw his arms in the air like he's on a roller coaster.  Other times, I have to fight him for the wheel (mittens are a big help in maintaining control from him!)  Inside the house, he's been making engine noises with any toy that has wheels, for probably 6 months now.  He's got it figured out. :smilewink:

 

He did get fussy for me once last week...the first time he cried on a tractor, and I almost joined him.  I adjusted the chute the wrong direction and we both took a face full of snowdust.  That was the end of that...back inside to Momma we went. :(


  • olcowhand said thank you

#15 daytime dave OFFLINE  

daytime dave

    Live long and prosper

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 531
  • 4,485 Thanks
  • 6,353 posts
  • Location: Upstate NY

Posted February 03, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Thanks for the great photographs and video.  He looks cute on the Allis.  It seemed to perform very well.


  • Talntedmrgreen said thank you




Top