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    Allis Chalmers WD45

    Allis Chalmers WD45 tractor photo
    1953 - 1957
    Row-Crop tractor

    The WD45 was the first Allis-Chalmers tractor available with power steering. The diesel engine became available after Allis-Chalmers acquired Buda, and put the 6BD-230 engine in the tractor. The WD45 is considered by many to be one of the most important tractors built by Allis-Chalmers. At the time, it was the most powerful tractor for its size.


    Manufacturer:Allis Chalmers
    Factory:West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
    Total built:90,382 (total)
     83,536 (gasoline)
     6,509 (diesel)
    Original price (USD)
       $2,400 (1956 )

    Allis Chalmers WD45 Engines:

       Allis-Chalmers 3.7L 4-cyl gasoline
       Allis-Chalmers 3.7L 4-cyl tractor fuel
       Allis-Chalmers 3.7L 4-cyl LP gas
       Allis-Chalmers 3.8L 6-cyl diesel
    full engine details ...


    Fuel:15 gal [56.8 L]
    Hydraulic system:1.5 gal [5.7 L]

    Rear Hitch:


    Power Take-off (PTO):

    Rear PTO:live
    Clutch:254mm dry disc
    Rear RPM:540

    Dimensions & Tires:

    Wheelbase:88 inches [223 cm]
    Weight:3995 to 4285 pounds
    Front tire:5.50-16
    Rear tire:12-28
    full dimensions and tires ...

    WD45 Serial Numbers:

    Location:left brake housing
    1953: 146607
    1954: 160386
    1955: 190993
    1956: 217992
    1957: 230295

    how to read serial numbers...


    Allis Chalmers WD45 Power:

    Drawbar (claimed):23 hp [17.2 kW]
     30 hp [22.4 kW]
    Belt (claimed):29 hp [21.6 kW]
     39 hp [29.1 kW]
    Drawbar (tested):38.53 hp [28.7 kW]
    Belt (tested):44.13 hp [32.9 kW]
    power test details ...


    Chassis:4x2 2WD
     power*Power steering became available in 1956.
    Brakes:mechanical band
    Cab:Open operator station. Optional Allis-Chalmers Half Cab with windshield and vinyl sides.


    Capacity:1.5 gal [5.7 L]
    Oil type:
    45oF [7oC] : SAE20W
    45oF [7oC] : SAE10W


    Belt Pulley:

    Diameter:9 inches [22 cm]
    Width:6.5 inches [16 cm]




    Gas Number:1
    Diesel Number:2

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