of equipment might be the result of wishful thinking.
The ability to
raise small* amounts of grains, beans,
soy, peas, etc., has been in the back of my mind for some years
now. The ability to harvest and thresh, without the
need for tremendous amounts of labor are desirable as I get
older and have less farming help. Since this was in my
mind, when this opportunity presented itself, I jumped at
it. Even though its restoration is not on my active
project list, at least I rescued it from the scrap yard and
will hopefully be able to get it back into use within the
next few years.
includes the optional Allis-Chalmers Auxiliary Gasoline
10/3/10 - We
went over to the farm and checked it out. I
snapped a few pictures with my cell phone so the
quality is not so good.
but at least it was stored protected from the weather in the
back of a shed.
So these fuzzy
pictures was what I took home and based my purchase decision
With the help of cousin Vic and Dad, and with our friend Steve
hauling, we got the All-Crop pulled the 12 or so miles to
the farm. Since the tires are decades old (but still
held air!!!), we went under 35 MPH and took as many back
roads as possible.
Wheel Base -
3350-3650 (Big Bin) lbs
18 Bushel, 25 Big Bin
dia x 60" long
6' between divider
Separator Area -
3840 Sq Inches
2820 Sq Inches
Small in this context meaning in comparison to modern
farming methods. I am talking about an one to ten
as opposed to hectacres.