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Mom sent this home it's from my in-laws. Winter of 1974 . Tan bottom models that were out before the black bottoms like we had a few (7020+7060 we never had much luck with them) 

I remember the open houses at our local dealer as a kid (C J Wonsidlers) I remember that we always had orange soda there and I think it was Loretta Lynn that performed one year 

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We had a 7040 for a while and later a 7060. Dad really liked the 7060. It was kinda his tractor. We also had the D21 and the 190 xt. Don't recall having too much trouble with either the 40 or the 60.  The D21 got ran with no oil pressure by hired help. Dad had it gone thru and it was good to go again. and the 190 had the typical 190 troubles over time but was an ok tractor. 

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I had a 7045 and a 7020. Both were Power Director. I had a loader on the 7020. Made a great loader tractor with straight forward and reverse on the shifter. 

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Had a 7080 red belly and a 7060 Black Belly. Both Power Director. Rear main seal loved to leak causing torque limiter to slip. New seal and a shield cured that. Had to roll in new main and rod shells every couple years to keep engine together. Hated the cable linkages for shifting and hydraulic levers. Both of em used too much fuel for what they got done. Best thing about em is that they caused me to replace em both with a 7140 and 7150, both MFD in mid 90’s. That made me all IH again..,,. well almost, that 7000 no-till hung around till the end 😂

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Just saw one of those on the road yesterday pulling a feeder had a loader and MFWD 

He was sitting at a light waiting to cross RT6 in Brooklyn CT didn't have the phone handy to snap a photo

There is an Oliver MFWD in that area seen it a couple times pulling a round baler 

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48 minutes ago, CC_Ranger said:

I remember CJ Wondsidler's! They were the New Idea dealer that we used. Somewhere done around Oley if I remember correctly.

Quakertown on the Oley side . He had a second dealership near tamaqua maybe. He had a really good pencil sharpener when it came to getting a price on new equipment

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I like the pumpkins, there were a few around here but not as popular as the other big brands of the time, there was a sweetheart D14 gas Dad worked on with a front pump for the loader and the Allis loader on it was pretty modern for it’s time, similar or the same as an AC loader on a 6070 say, there was a 190XT and a 200 around, a couple random D14/17s, a couple 175/180?185? models, a few 6070/6080s, I remember Dad having a heck of a time with a 6080 crankshaft thrust issues, even with the the AC crank support that it didn’t have originally, he did get it right, supposedly it was an problem with some of them, there was a 6070 around for while that never had that issue, there was a local dealer in the 80’s, the 6070 came from there, one of the guys that was a part of that dealer has/had a ton of Allis stuff he farms with, haven’t seen it out in a couple years, but maybe he doesn’t rent the field I usually pass anymore, he used an AC planter, had an articulated not Steiger AC, an 8000 series mfd, some kind of modified/slightly modernized WD45? Sprayer, don’t know if his tillage tools were AC but they were painted orange at least, never have seen a 7000 series on any farm I have been on, or shop I was in, but some could be found within an hours drive, we had an Allis forklift that would be based off a D14 if I had to guess, a gasser, it was a good machine, the power director functioned as a forward/reverse shuttle, pretty slick for it’s age

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18 minutes ago, IHKeith said:

I like the pumpkins, there were a few around here but not as popular as the other big brands of the time, there was a sweetheart D14 gas Dad worked on with a front pump for the loader and the Allis loader on it was pretty modern for it’s time, similar or the same as an AC loader on a 6070 say, there was a 190XT and a 200 around, a couple random D14/17s, a couple 175/180?185? models, a few 6070/6080s, I remember Dad having a heck of a time with a 6080 crankshaft thrust issues, even with the the AC crank support that it didn’t have originally, he did get it right, supposedly it was an problem with some of them, there was a 6070 around for while that never had that issue, there was a local dealer in the 80’s, the 6070 came from there, one of the guys that was a part of that dealer has/had a ton of Allis stuff he farms with, haven’t seen it out in a couple years, but maybe he doesn’t rent the field I usually pass anymore, he used an AC planter, had an articulated not Steiger AC, an 8000 series mfd, some kind of modified/slightly modernized WD45? Sprayer, don’t know if his tillage tools were AC but they were painted orange at least, never have seen a 7000 series on any farm I have been on, or shop I was in, but some could be found within an hours drive, we had an Allis forklift that would be based off a D14 if I had to guess, a gasser, it was a good machine, the power director functioned as a forward/reverse shuttle, pretty slick for it’s age

We bought a new 6080 and the thrust bearing was added at new. It had shims that it was adjustable so the tapered bearing carried the load of a forward thrust from the PTO disengage clutch instead of the main bearings wearing the thrust out .

 

I am pretty sure all of ours were power shift. We had a loaner power director one once along with dad's cousin had the PD transmission also but I don't really remember using the PD ones much 

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We went to the store in Oley.

Not a lot of A.C. in Berks County back in the 70's, mostly IH, Massey, and Deere. It depended on which dealer was in the area.

I have been thinking for a while that I would like to do some reading on the company. They were like IH, into a big of everything, ag, construction, and industrial. I need to find a couple books to read on their history. The turbines in Bonneville dam are made by Allis.

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Got 1 parked way in the back of the old shed here. Grandpa’s WD. It died on him 30 or 35 years ago and got pushed into the back corner. Was really too small to do much on the farm, so still sitting. Wanted to restore it, or at least get it running before Grandpa passed a couple years ago.  Never happened, but I told him I would get it done. Probably really not worth it but it’s been on the farm for 60 some years. Just have to get to it before the shed falls down on top of it

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13 minutes ago, CC_Ranger said:

We went to the store in Oley.

Not a lot of A.C. in Berks County back in the 70's, mostly IH, Massey, and Deere. It depended on which dealer was in the area.

I have been thinking for a while that I would like to do some reading on the company. They were like IH, into a big of everything, ag, construction, and industrial. I need to find a couple books to read on their history. The turbines in Bonneville dam are made by Allis.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144386441939?epid=474759&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item219e1a42d3:g:JLUAAOSw7DNh8W44&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsS9d9gBrkNbRQtRn8MVXnYkuZdkXPUS%2BQ9UDXtICT6YEepUBLwyuNNv5c9gJOky2Ft1yXcS81XDqSrGKovgKrAMZdDADT2dcmxMbaILvGjE2rFUceD4B0ltK7I%2B937uJJgbC6ha4VOFEGkTz%2B7X9AVybdEpHq3Wmuu1KggmFSrhEb36FB4GaAnc9zPwK8ghkLNu14Pxspt%2FsJmnmJ4adrnHypoV4pXFjyxUYdV91ix23ljP7GW%2BwLCFrfjA%2FavM7XbG8QOf98Wx5Q74ko1I3Tjbv8wwhDLF1pQQu3LySHLFlu2HvB52O6ubGbk0D2hDi%2BzOqFWZM5kZSbZSUYxelIPYx5glcxUUYKHyhSi8CuZTdO96w6dnRlA%2FSgingWqV4JLzpKwNWZIctTVM0wdxoj0ZU34IjBV6uxpZnJKauENveL3BaBPZ6vt6yBOs7PLBuFSpjONGgzbftPbVnkEXZ5zOcgkOuZo35GgtvSqKD3GyEbWJDKPrnmw9pAoPRbeNibOc9jKxuf1diRYD7jnuHzJVRjczhMY5bteqdstmMIJulVr2h3ad5NAaHxDVjtjoxaRfXL7ULbOj1PXfpkdTKVblsQGzs2w41MoYgDpCxZNrCQs68SjDAmcYEj8juFGh%2BmzhDr3Sjdibrj48wfcd8e1A%2Bk%2FbNYv1Ysiye3VafRxQT10zoI2dIq136M%2B0XJKLb6eo5j8RxtvURJmsadzIUBWBO8Z5AXorlnvMG1U8EJpDPchnJN3beyPae5ES%2F1HkXWHDSrgvzgWjbyZc%2FuA%2FjSiAWrSmzlLwIQoKm3R188f%2FJrfn3R9D3Q9czRM03c2BQVMSNuLEz5apa6eNFk113Ub4g%3D%3D|clp%3A2334524|tkp%3ABFBMtKbN3NNf

OR, the Allis-Chalmers equivalent of "150 Years of International Harvester"

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353351523409?epid=4652714&hash=item5245645c51:g:ppUAAOSwdhJf~g~-

 

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Guess you could say I’m pretty fond of the pumpkins with the 220 being on top it’s just a big heavy brute. We’re still running some of the 7000 series there good tractors had one with torque limiter issues but the Chinese turbo the previous owner installed got the engine before that issue got resolved so it went down the rd.  The 7000s are nothing to get excited about but will get the job done I’ve always liked the serviceability of them. Now the 8000s are the best most user friendly ones they ever made they nice roomy cabs on them

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23 minutes ago, IHHarvester886 said:

Guess you could say I’m pretty fond of the pumpkins with the 220 being on top it’s just a big heavy brute. We’re still running some of the 7000 series there good tractors had one with torque limiter issues but the Chinese turbo the previous owner installed got the engine before that issue got resolved so it went down the rd.  The 7000s are nothing to get excited about but will get the job done I’ve always liked the serviceability of them. Now the 8000s are the best most user friendly ones they ever made they nice roomy cabs on them

We bought new an 8050 MFD . Had torque limiter issues starting at 1500 hours. It was a comfortable tractor except the short wheelbase made it ride choppy . They always started hard for us if it was chilly out or colder . We repowered it at 5500 hours with a 8.3 Cummins and sold the good running engine to a guy that worked on the pumpkins at Wonsidlers. It sold from the second owner a year ago

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