Looking at a 1961 Allis B1 in what I would consider Excellent condition. Complete, clean, running, with mower deck.
I've had a look at the manuals on the site, as many threads about the B1 as possible, and done some general research on parts availability. From what I've gathered, it has the Briggs 19D one-cylinder 8hp engine and I've seen some parts online, but how do those engines typically hold up? Are the larger/more critical items like cylinders, crankshaft, etc impossible to find?
I'm also curious about the capability of older, lower hp tractors like this. Can 8hp really handle pulling a heavy cart, for example? Or move snow with a front blade? The only experience I've had is with 12+hp
Any other comments related to investing in a definite collector-quality B1 would be much appreciated