Allis Chalmers WD45


Allis Chalmers WD45 tractor photo
1953 - 1957
Row-Crop tractor
WD
Series:WD45
D17
Production
Manufacturer:Allis Chalmers
Type:Row-Crop tractor
Factory:West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
Total built:90,382 (total)
 83,536 (gasoline)
 6,509 (diesel)
Original price:$2,400 (1956 )
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.
Allis Chalmers WD45 Power
Plows:4
Drawbar (tested):39.50 hp
29.5 kW
Belt (tested):44.13 hp
32.9 kW
power test details ...
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
Engine details ...
Mechanical
Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:mechanical
 power*Power steering became available in 1956.
Brakes:mechanical band
Cab:Open operator station. Optional Allis-Chalmers Half Cab with windshield and vinyl sides.
Transmission:4-speed sliding gear
Transmission details ...
Capacity
Fuel:15 gal
56.8 L
Hydraulic system:1.5 gal
5.7 L
Hydraulics
Capacity:1.5 gal
5.7 L
Oil type:
45oF [7oC] : SAE20W
45oF [7oC] : SAE10W

Tractor hitch
Type:Snap-Coupler
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTO:live
Clutch:254mm dry disc
Rear RPM:540 (1.375)
Engine RPM:548@1400
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...

Belt Pulley
Diameter:9 inches
22 cm
Width:6.5 inches
16 cm
RPM:1458
Electrical
Ground:positive
Gas Batteries:1
Diesel Batteries:2
Battery volts:6
Battery AH:115
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