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    Scale Models Allis Chalmers WC is the tractor for this week.

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    Originally posted by
    The Allis-Chalmers WC was the first tractor tested on rubber tires at Nebraska. The WC was styled in 1938, starting at serial number WC74330. The styled WC featured a rounded radiator and larger tires.
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    Originally posted by
    The Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co.
    of Milwaukee, WI, USA was an American manufacturer with diverse interests, perhaps most famous for their bright orange farm

    tractors. The company eventually divested its manufacturing businesses and today is known as Allis-Chalmers Energy
    based in Houston, Texas.
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    The WC entered into production in 1933 originally equipped with a Waukesha 186 cubic inch four cylinder for the first 25 units shipped from the West Allis, WI factory. After those AC installed their very own 201 cubic inch four cylinder. The first five model years saw the WC keep an overall square like hood and straight frame. The WC was the first AC to offer a choice of front end styles with dual narrow, high wheel single, plus wide front were options.

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    In 1938 the WC was restyled with a more rounded hood and redesigned gas tank. The WC was also the first AC to be designed to ride on pneumatic tires though steel wheels were still an option. This particular 1/16 scale model was produced for the 1992 Farm Progress Show held in Indiana. Several of the levers feature function, a detailed drive train is present and it also is painted in authentic AC orange. I purchased this at auction in the fall of 2019.

    Sources -

    Swinford, Norm. The Proud Heritage of AGCO Tractors. Published by American Society of Agriculture Engineers in 1999. Pages 24-25.

    Last edited by craftymore; 03-20-2020, 06:04 PM. Reason: Grammar Correction

  • #2
    Well detailed AC-WC Tractor from Scale Models.


    • #3
      Now that's a Tractor! Lovely!
      Michael "Toyotageek"
      Japanese Minicar Garage


      • #4
        the rear wheels are the reason cities, counties & states put up signs stating "tractors with lugs prohibited"
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        cool tractor


        • #5
          looks awesome in orange! - i would imagine those lug wheels could do some damage...
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