I'm a big Bolens Fan/collector. My Family always had and used Bolens tube frame tractors for everything. So I'm not fimiliar with allis chalmers really, besides what they look like. Recently My wife and i had our 1st baby which turned out to be a Boy. I'm very particular with my tractors, cars, and toys, So my family members have been picking on me about when my sons grows up, am I going to let him drive and use all my toys. My response to that is, NO!, He will get and have his own, I'll teach him and he will learn to repair them, maintain them, respect them and keep them clean! I feel this is important to teach my Son, especially these days when it seems like alot more of the young generation have stuff like this handed to them, and they take everything for granted and just beat, disrespect and destroy! Or they simply want nothing to do with Anything mechainical and stay locked up in the house 24/7 playing video games. So Onto the Allis. My Wife's grandparents live in the 1,000 islands(4hrs from us). We like to visit for relaxation time and fishing. My wife's grandfather also has several tractors. They were picking on my the one night at dinner about My son riding my tractors, and I said maybe Great Grandpa can share one of his machines. Well he wasn't ready to share any of his at his house. Lol! A few weeks later My wife's grandpa called and told me he picked my son up a garden tractor. He picked him up an Allis Chalmers B series tractor for free! The story behind the Allis is that my wife's grandpa owned the 1960's Allis Chalmers B series tractor, he used it for alot of years maintaining the 4 acres he owns on the St. Lawernce river. He stumbled across a great deal on a cub cadet 2284 and decided to buy the cub and sold the old Allis chalmers away to a friend in town about 8 years ago. Well the friend was only using it for snowblowing, so he gave the mower deck away to someone, used the blower for 4 years, and then decided that in winter he was going to live in florida. The old Allis got parked outside in the weeds for several years. My wifes grandpa had stopped by and talked to the guy a few weeks back and he told my wife's grandfather that he was just gonna give the tractor away, he didn't want it laying around anymore. So My wifes grandfather loaded it up, and brought it back to his house, and now my son who was just born 3 months ago has his 1st tractor! Now I'm hoping to find a mower deck for it, but I'm not sure how rare those machines are or what models and years used the same mower deck, also I'm not sure where to find engine parts, and geneal repairs parts for the machine? Looking forward to learning from the experienced people here, and hopefully get leads on parts, attachments, and Items It may need. Sorry for the lenghty rant! Looking forward to joining another tractor brand group! Thanks for reading!