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Allis Chalmers 5050 Tractor

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mercer_me, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    This my Allis Chalmers 5050 tractor. I'm not sure the exact year but it's a late 70's. It's been in my family since it was brand new. It's a 50hp diesel. Since it's only 2wd I don't use it for plowing, but I use it to haul out firewood, bushhog, and other odd jobs. I know I need a new exsuast pipe (when I was bushhoging a tree branch hit it and bent it). I realy love it, but I wish it was 4wd. It has alot of sentamental value to me.
    <a href="http://s588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/?action=view&current=035.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/035.jpg" border="0" alt="Allis Chalmers 5050 Tractor 3"></a>
    <a href="http://s588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/?action=view&current=033.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/033.jpg" border="0" alt="Allis Chalmers 5050 Tractor"></a>
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Some more pics.
    <a href="http://s588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/?action=view&current=036.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/036.jpg" border="0" alt="Allis Chalmers 5050 Tractor 4"></a>
    <a href="http://s588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/?action=view&current=034.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/11charlesw/034.jpg" border="0" alt="Allis Chalmers 5050 Tractor 2"></a>
     
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Cool. That bucket looks too small though. I think it can do more than that. It would plow just fine and you might not even need chains.
     
  4. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 133

    What's the push mower out the back there?
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Ya, I've been thinking about buying a bigger bucket. But I would keep the old bucket to becouse that's the bucket that came with it.

    That's my self propeled Yard Man. I was mowing some leaves. The biulding behind it is a chicken coop.
     
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That's neat you have kept it in the family. Looks like a real workhorse.
     
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    My uncle has a 1960's Allis Chalmers D15 that my great grandfather bought brand new. Then my grand father sold it. Then my uncle bought it a few years ago. When my uncle dies it will be handed down to me.
     
  8. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That's kind of bitter sweet..
     
  9. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    hey nice old iron. atleast im not the only one with old iron :)
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I've considered putting an old blade on it like you have on your backhoe, but I would have to buy chains for it and my acounts a to far apart to use it as a back up.
     
  11. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Put a blade on that Chalmers & some chains. It will push the snow.

    When I was little my grandfather had a JD 4430 2wd cab and about a 9' blade on the front, wheel weights and that ol Deere pushed some big storms on the farm and he had a 4wd Deere with loader (but no cab,brrr) that mainly had the winters off.

    Also have two uncles that each have a Farmall H's with front loaders, straight blades, chains and old oil barrels on the back full of gravel and they push great.
     
  12. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya I dont need chains because I have the backhoe for really good weight ballast. you dont have anything unless you make ballast. I see a lot of ppl take a 55gallon drum and put a drawbar in the middle and fill it with concrete
     
  13. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Fill the drum with water, it will freeze and it doesnt go anywhere, weighs enough too. Atleast with the water at the end of the season you could use the drum again, Concrete you couldnt even think of using :p:laughing:
     
  14. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya but you use water when it freezes it will bust the barrel. and plus if you want counter weight in the summer. you cant fill the barrel with much water if you cut holes on the barrel to slide a draw bar thru it.
     
  15. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    You're killing me :rolleyes:
     
  16. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I might try that. But I still think I will need chains on it.