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#1 Talntedmrgreen ONLINE  

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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

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



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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!!


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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.


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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: 


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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.


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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:


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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
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Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:49 AM

very nice thanks for sharing


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:12 AM

nice tractor, cuter kid!  :D

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


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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.


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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.


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:54 AM

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


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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?


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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. :(


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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.


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