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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 11:11 PM

I have an opportunity to pick up a 1971 Allis Charmers 312 Deluxe Tractor with Snow Plow Blade and rear mount Tiller. It runs great and everything works, second owner I'm told. Comes with all mauals too. I have Honestly Never even Looked at a Allis Charmers before and know NOTHING about them but this tractor is Super Clean. Does this sound like a Good deal for $300. I feel i should act quickly cause there are other interested parties but hate to buy now, regret later... What's your opinions...Go or No Go????
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Posted November 22, 2011 - 11:25 PM

yeah go for it, you should like the 21 speed tranny. i know i do and ive been a bolens fan since day 1. if it runs good, then go for it.

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 11:28 PM

I'd jump ALL OVER THAT ONE!!!

You'll LOVE that tractor!

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:19 AM

Good deal, but hard to find parts for
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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:32 AM

The tiller works great, that's all I use my AC for.
Check for worn areas where the tiller sections bolt on & bolt together.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:47 AM

Sounds like a deal,you should grab it.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:51 AM

Good deal, but hard to find parts for


Thanks Guys....This is why I'm hesitating.... In my area, you allmost NEVER see a Allis Charmers , Simplicity or a Massey...I know they are Great Tractors but parts are tough to find...the tiller is what really has me interested.
I hope to go back today & take a closer look, maybe get some picks...that's if it's not sold allready!

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:31 AM

Don't let parts scare you off the deal. Sandy Lake Equipment in PA has most any part, new & lots used even. I'll PM you info. That is WAY too good a deal to pass on!
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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:34 AM

Don't let parts scare you off the deal. Sandy Lake Equipment in PA has most any part, new & lots used even. I'll PM you info. That is WAY too good a deal to pass on!


DanO, they are about 45 minutes from me and are great to deal with. They have the Keys in stock and even Replacement seat pads spec'd to OEM
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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:09 PM

Well Guys as I was afraid of happening....the 312 tractor Sold before I got back to take a closer look.
Now that I have a "Very Little" education on these machines I'll be quicker to act next time. Appreciate all the wise advice. One Last "Allis" Question...is there really much difference between the Allis Charmers & the Simplicity tractors of the 1980's...I ask because I do know where there is a couple of Simplicity tractors sitting that may be easy pickins', but once again, I know NOTHING about them.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 01:06 PM

Mainly Tin Work. A few models don't overlap brands, but a lot of them did.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:24 PM

Well Guys as I was afraid of happening....the 312 tractor Sold before I got back to take a closer look.
Now that I have a "Very Little" education on these machines I'll be quicker to act next time. Appreciate all the wise advice. One Last "Allis" Question...is there really much difference between the Allis Charmers & the Simplicity tractors of the 1980's...I ask because I do know where there is a couple of Simplicity tractors sitting that may be easy pickins', but once again, I know NOTHING about them.

The AC 300 series and 400 series were uniquely AC, (though I do think pre 80's) But the majority of the Simplicity tractors have an AC sister with a few branding differences starting way back in the 60's
Better luck next time




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