2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Allis Chalmers "G" Reborn In Modern Form
"We patterned it after the original Allis Chalmers G tractor built in the 1940's and 1950's. It can do everything the old ęG' could do plus it has modern features such as a diesel engine, hydrostatic transmission, independent hydraulics and a rear pto. We customize each model to fit the customer," says Rick Ayers, Fabritex, Inc., Hartwell, Ga.
The MHP (Mobile Hydraulic Platform) tractor was introduced at the recent Sunbelt Expo near Moultrie, Ga. It's equipped with a rear-mounted 28 hp Kubota diesel engine and rides on 8.3 by 24 lugged rear wheels and 4 by 12 front wheels. It has two 3-pt. hitches, one on front and one on back, as well as a rear pto. The forward and rear motion of the tractor is controlled by just one pedal.
A wide variety of attachments are available. Front-mount implements include a turning plow, single row cultivator, 60-in. finishing mower, 42-in. "bush hog", row cutter, ground buster scraper blade, and straight scraper blade. Rear-mount implements include a 48-in. roto tiller, tire track remover, and post hole digger. Some of the implements, such as the roto tiller and post hole digger, are hydraulic driven while others are pto-driven. All attachments quick disconnect.
"It's especially ideal for vegetable and nursery growers," says Ayers. "It's available with an 84 or 92 in. long wheelbase and can be made to straddle one or two rows. The standard model has 30 in. of ground clearance, but that can be increased to as much as 60 inches. The original tractor had a differential and gearbox whereas ours is fully hydrostatic, with independent hydraulic systems for the driveline and implements. It's easy to drive with no awkward gear changes.
"The driver sits almost right over the implement and always has an outstanding view of it. The steering wheel and column, as well as the seat, are adjustable."
The company offers models with 14 to 58 hp (turbo) and will soon offer an 87 hp model. "We can widen or narrow the axles to accommodate any implement, change the wheelbase, and even make 4-WD models," says Ayers.
The tractor can be ordered with Category 0, 1, or II hitches. Free-wheeling lockout hubs allow the rig to be towed.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fabritex, Inc., Box 10, Hartwell, Ga. 30643 (ph 706 376-6584; fax 1434; Website: www.ThomasRegister.com; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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