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#1 1mathom1 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 08:27 AM

Tell me about B-10 tractors.   One is coming up for auction later in August and from the pics, it looks pretty good.

 

What should I be on the lookout for other than just whether it runs or not?



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Posted July 26, 2016 - 09:26 AM

The B10s and Big Ten were made in the mid 60s. Early B10s had the B&S 23D engine. In 1965 they went to the B&S 243341 engine and called it the Big Ten for one year. It was the B10 in 1966 again. They are great tractors when in good working order. They are usually under priced when compared to other brands. BTW they are the same tractor as the Simplicitys of that era, just different paint, chrome and seats. There is a lot of attachments for them. Check out www.simpletractors.com for the history and a view of the attachments. Many of the later attachments will still fit the B10.

 

ZIppo Varga on UTUBE has a very good, several part series about how to evaluate these tractors. He also shows off his tractors in some of his other shows.

 

I like the B10s and have three of them. I also have one B1 which is the 7hp tractor. The value of the tractor is going to be dependant on the condition, accessories, and attachments. I bought mine years ago so, their prices are not relavent. I've seen a decent one around here go for under $400(included deck and plow) on CL but there seems to be better deals at tractor shows( more money but much better condition).

 

Let us know how it goes. Good Luck, Rick

 

Here is a newer version for sale at a local dealer  http://newlondon.cra...5694224489.html

 

Here is a B10 that seems good but hasn't sold(overpriced)  http://hartford.crai...5687709017.html

 

Another but dont know what the bad rear means  http://hartford.crai...5658096095.html


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Posted August 01, 2016 - 01:31 PM

Another but dont know what the bad rear means  http://hartford.crai...5658096095.html

Hate to go off subject but thanks for posting this. This tractor is relatively close to me so I called the owner and ill be picking it up this saturday. The reverse gear is broken but everything else is fine. Runs and moves forward (1-3). 


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Posted August 01, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Hate to go off subject but thanks for posting this. This tractor is relatively close to me so I called the owner and ill be picking it up this saturday. The reverse gear is broken but everything else is fine. Runs and moves forward (1-3).


ITs a B10 so I figure that it is on subject. I was tempted by that one. Let us know how you make out. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:06 AM

Rick has pretty much nailed it. The only thing I would add is that the primary drivers for higher values on these tractors are above-average original condition and options and accessories. A tractor that has not been modified or repainted and is in very nice to great shape will bring a premium... Sometimes substantially... Over the average price of these tractors. That condition usually goes hand in hand with very minimum mechanical wear and is highly desirable to Allis Chalmers collectors. Any options such as hydraulic lift, 2 speed pulley kit, front and rear lights, or right hand lift will add sometimes hundreds of dollars to machines value.

Attachments and their condition will also push the price higher. As will the various weights that were offered.

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Posted August 20, 2016 - 08:59 PM

Well, I bought it.   Engine runs like a top...no smoke.   Charging system seems to be working well.  Sheet metal is mostly in good shape.  Right fender has a slight dent.  Will be easy to fix.  Other than that it's straight.   Front grill has one SLIGHT damaged spot.   .   Few small leaks but nothing major.     Only thing to be fixed is one bent shaft in the mower deck.  Seat is original and has some splits.     Serial number is 26464.   If anyone knows what year that would be I sure appreciate knowing.  Best part is I only had to give $150.    Rumor around the auction was that the bent deck shaft was a bent crank shaft.  Misinformation works to your benefit once in a while.   Will post pics when I figure out how.


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Posted August 20, 2016 - 09:22 PM

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Posted August 26, 2016 - 09:42 PM

Wow!!! Very nice looking original tractor. You stole it for that price :thumbs:


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 09:26 AM

Couple of questions.

 

Anybody know the cross drive belt number?  (from PTO to deck)

 

What are some good places to look for parts and attachments?   I need a lift bar and would love to find a two-speed pulley.



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Posted September 02, 2016 - 11:11 AM

There are a few members here that seem to have a nose for these, killerac is great and so is tallentedmrgreen. Great looking allis!! I love mine.
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Posted September 03, 2016 - 08:26 PM

What do you meen by lift bar?
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Posted September 06, 2016 - 08:55 AM

What do you meen by lift bar?

I am just going off of manuals I have seen.   There appears to be a bar that goes in the upper portion of the lift (looks like a pipe) to attach a chain to.






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