This entry is not going to interest most of my readers, but Cliff wanted me to share some pictures and information with our son, and this is the best way to do it. I also have some long-time Tractor Tales friends on Facebook who will appreciate hearing about our acquisition. Here is the Craigslist ad that caught our attention:
I am SO proud of this tractor. Cliff says the more he looks at it, the better shape it appears to be in. The Allis Chalmers D-17 Series IV was only built for three years. This tractor is from 1965, the first year they were made. He will be replacing that noisy muffler with an automobile muffler because you can't find the original; the one you see is a replacement piece of crap (Cliff's words).
This home-made weight has to go. It's hideous.
I shall use my considerable influence to see that Cliff does something about this problem.
This is the only really bad dent on the tractor. I don't know how he will do it, but Cliff WILL fix it.