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I thought I'd share these pictures of my Big Ten as I was
getting ready to load up for the club's New England get-together, in
conjunction with the 14th Annual Connecticut Yankee Tractor Fall Show and Pull
at Brooklyn, CT. My wife was teasing me as I proudly took these
pictures, but as I told her, since this is a working tractor, this is likely
the cleanest it will ever be.... I'm working on a separate story of the
First, let me explain that there is no such thing as a
"Deluxe" model B-series tractor (AC first used that term with the 300-series).
But, because this one has two of the most desirable options (hydraulic lift
and hi-low transmission pulley) and will soon have a third (right-hand lift),
it certainly seems appropriate to me.... I got the idea when I tilled a
"Deluxe" script emblem (see below) up out of my garden this spring.
Also, note that it has some "non-original options." These include:
the "compact tractor" headlights; this particular toolbox (purchased on eBay)
which came off an unknown farm tractor; the two additional small weights in
front of the "donut" came from an old barbell set that I found at the "dump";
and. of course the Tennessee Volunteers "Power T" license plate. The
Allis-Chalmers logo on my cart is also not the correct original. It is
another eBay bargain, that I thought would work well. However, this
Allis-Chalmers cart was originally white, without a logo. As you can
see, since this is a tractor to use and enjoy, I'm not a stickler for