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Here is the story of my Allis Chalmers Big Ten. My grandfather bought the
tractor brand new in 1966. He used the tractor to take care of the local church
cemetery. It was used hard every winter plowing snow and every summer cutting
grass, all of my uncles can confirm this. As they were growing up my grandfather
would take them to the cemetery and introduced them to the meaning of hard work.
After being retired from the cemetery the tractor ended up at my Uncle Tomís
house in 1979. He was building a new home and used the tractor to do all the
landscaping around the place. He used the tractor for several years around the
house plowing snow and cutting the grass. Sometime in the mid-80ís the tractor
was run for the last time and was parked in the garage. During the summer of
2000, my brother needed a tractor to move some dirt around his house. So for
$50.00 he had the carburetor rebuilt and put a new battery in it and it ran like
a champ. My brother had no place to store the tractor when he was done. So
rather than leave it outside to rust away, I brought it to New Jersey and gave
it a little TLC. Four generations of our family have driven this tractor and Iím
hoping several more will have the pleasure. Thank you to all the members of this
club, without your help I donít think I would have been brave enough to take on
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Gene Murphy says:
My name is Gene Murphy (murph). I'm new to the site
and can't believe all the great info here. I'm restoring my
Grandfather's 1966 Big Ten. I have some photos to show what I've got
done so far and I have a question for you. I'm wondering if you might
have an idea how much the tractor would be worth when I get it all done?
I have no intention of selling but I am curious. Thanks again for the great
site. You're right, these old tractors are addictive!