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Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors
Allis-Chalmers Yellow: The correct shade of yellow for the Allis-Chalmers B-series has been an ongoing puzzle. I've just now (July 2001) confirmed through official dealer documentation that at least three colors of yellow were used.
Browse the source of some of this information in the brochure below. Cal Neely has loaned me this brochure and Van Evener will analyze the paint samples to come up with the appropriate formulas. The brochure itself is yellowing with age, and scanning it only makes that more pronounced. The B-1 paint information is from Dealer Product Information, courtesy of Del Allen.
While I'm not sure exactly when they changed from one shade to another, one dealer seems to remember it was during the B-110/112 production. B-1s are their own unique shade. The older B-series (Big Ten, B-10 and B-12) are Old Yellow (shade #2, and the later B-series (B-208/210/212) are definitely the New Yellow. B-110s and B-112s may be (not sure) in either color. The old shade is "yellower," while the new shade is a deeper, darker color, more along the lines of John Deere Construction Yellow.
David J. Sigmund of East Sparta, Ohio, had the paint chips color analyzed on his B-112 and provided the following information regarding the AC B-series paint:
Based upon his photos in the Labor of Love story in the Gallery, and others who have had paint mixed using this formula, I think this is the formula for Old Yellow. This seems to confirm the dealer's recollection above, that some B-110s/112s were the Old Yellow, while some were the New Yellow. I wonder if the color changed when manufacturing shifted from the Simplicity plant in Port Washington, WI to the Allis-Chalmers plant in Lexington, SC? The puzzle continues....can you help solve it?
Allis-Chalmers Cream: There appear to be two shades of this paint also used.
Allis-Chalmers Orange: Used on 300 Series and later. The color is Corporate Orange, as shown on the linked brochure, above, and is available through the dealers or most agricultural supply companies. Do NOT confuse this color with Persian Orange, which was used on agricultural tractors. See the Links page for some supply companies with on-line catalogs or to locate your local Agco dealer.
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