ALLIS CHALMERS B

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Allis Chalmers B

1940 ALLIS CHALMERS B

For many small farmers, the Model "B" was a revolution and was in production from 1937-57. It was the first "modern" tractor that sold for under $500 with rubber tires when a set of rubber could add $150 to the price. At that time A-C's popular "WC" sold for $825. The "B" helped bring an end to farming with horses particularly when comparable models were produced by other manufacturers. By the 50s, the price of a "B" had risen because of inflation, more horsepower and better options. By 1957, the published price was $1,440. Over the course of its production, the "B" sold around 120,000 units, compared with the more powerful "WC" that sold 178,000 units between 1933-48.