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Allis Chalmers B Seat Question

Postby lyle11 » Tue May 23, 2017 8:45 pm

I inherited an Allis Chalmers B. It is located 700 miles from where I live so I can't just go out and look at it. It has a bench style seat. It was my father's tractor and I've drove it very little for years. The last time I drove it about 2 years ago it seemed like the clutch and brake pedals were further away than on my Farmall H or Cubs. I am an average size guy 5'11" but I had to scoot forward to comfortably reach the pedals. Is the bench seat adjustable with regard to moving it forward? If I converted to a pan seat, which I much prefer to a bench seat, would that provide easier access to the pedals? I will assess it better when I'm next able to check it out, but I am just curious if anybody else who has a Allis B has any information. Thanks.

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Re: Allis Chalmers B Seat Question

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue May 23, 2017 9:32 pm

I don't remember any adjustment on my '49 ALLIS B but I can look and let you know. It could probably be done with a little ingenuity.
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Re: Allis Chalmers B Seat Question

Postby lyle11 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:36 pm

Thanks Stan. I get on an H or Cub and don't even think about it but it is like this Allis doesn't fit me. I want to keep it, mainly because of the family connection, but I just don't like reaching for the clutch. Is the clutch position adjustable closer to the driver?

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Re: Allis Chalmers B Seat Question

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu May 25, 2017 5:12 pm

I don't think so. You could probably move the frame mounting closer to the steering wheel but then it might get crowded for room. Need any more pictures or measurements?

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Re: Allis Chalmers B Seat Question

Postby lyle11 » Sat May 27, 2017 1:01 am

I'll drive it again the next time I am at my farm and see what I think of it. Another thing, if I recall correctly, is that it has no floor pan, by design I think not a missing part and I hate those openings where I want to put my feet. I have the Allis B and a Farmall H and only need 1 tractor bigger than a Cub. The other one will be used so little that I would prefer to sell one and free up some space. I much prefer the H but the Allis runs better and has been in the family for over 50 years. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Allis Chalmers B Seat Question

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat May 27, 2017 8:26 am

lyle11 wrote:Another thing, if I recall correctly, is that it has no floor pan, by design I think not a missing part and I hate those openings where I want to put my feet.
No parts missing. There's only the cross tube for a foot rest. As far as which one to keep, JMO, I would have to think of a really good reason to let a family tractor go like the one you have.


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