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#1 jpswift1 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 12:16 AM

Long story short, about a month ago a guy put an ad on the local Craigslist here for free barn wood from a barn on his property that fell down.  I saw a garden tractor in there in the collapsed barn, just the headlights popping through the rubble basically.  Luckily the larger equipment took the brunt of the force of the collapse so the Allis Chalmers held up extremely well.  He calls me and tells me I can have the tractor, we work out a price after he pulled it out of the barn and now I have this tractor (I'll be picking it up tomorrow or this weekend).  I can see a shifter so I know it's not a hydrostatic drive and I see the manual lift arm, but I don't know (and neither does the owner) if this is a 312, 314, or 316.  Can any of you fine folks tell me what model it might be?  I don't need this at all since I have so many other projects, but I love old stuff and just had to rescue it. 

 

If anyone is interested in this tractor please let me know.  I'd like to see it go to a good home.  Thanks.

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 07:24 AM

You got me, haven't a clue



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Posted May 13, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Variable drive Id say 312 I would be interested in the snow plow brackets
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Posted May 13, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Did you check the engine tags? They should be able to help narrow down what model it is. What kind of price are you asking for it?

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Definitely not a 316. Allis didn't make a 316, the 14hp model was the largest in the 300 series.


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Either way great save ! The 300 and 400 series were the only "true" Allis designed GTs.


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#7 jpswift1 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 01:23 AM

Variable drive Id say 312 I would be interested in the snow plow brackets

 

I'd be willing to sell the plow brackets.

 

Did you check the engine tags? They should be able to help narrow down what model it is. What kind of price are you asking for it?

 

I'd like to get $150 for the entire tractor with the deck.  Thanks.


Edited by jpswift1, May 14, 2016 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 01:08 AM

Great news.  This is a 314 Varidrive with a Kohler K321 14HP engine. Everything is free on it and the best part is that all the black and blue paint was brushed on and it flakes right off........underneath it is bright, glossy orange and white paint that nobody even sanded or scuffed.  This tractor will need a carburetor or carb rebuild, all fluids changed (the oil is like tar in it) and all new tires.  Other than that it's just missing one hood hold down latch. 


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 04:30 AM

Cool!


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 09:41 AM

Cool!

 

Sometimes we get lucky!



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Posted May 20, 2016 - 07:37 AM

Great news.  This is a 314 Varidrive with a Kohler K321 14HP engine. Everything is free on it and the best part is that all the black and blue paint was brushed on and it flakes right off........underneath it is bright, glossy orange and white paint that nobody even sanded or scuffed.  This tractor will need a carburetor or carb rebuild, all fluids changed (the oil is like tar in it) and all new tires.  Other than that it's just missing one hood hold down latch. 

 

I gotta see a picture of that!  What luck!



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Posted May 21, 2016 - 05:14 PM

Here it is.  Do you guys think this one would be worth keeping and putting some 26x12-12 ags on the back and 18x8.50-8 ribs up front?  I don't know if they'd clear the mower deck or not though.  You can see the spots of orange coming through.  All I had to do was scratch the paint off with my thumbnail.  I'd imagine a pressure washer would do it all and then a good buffing and it'd be nice and shiny.

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 05:49 AM

Not sure if 26 X 12's will clear the deck.


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 11:27 PM

I probably should come to terms with reality and not take on another project.  I already have my Snapper/MF 1855, Bolens Grounds Keeper, and Bolens Estate Keeper that I'm working on, but I feel like I'd regret it if I sold this one unless it went to a really good home.  Hmmmmmmm.


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